Two successful, well-attended retreats took place recently in the Diocese of Burlington, one for men and one for women.

The Annual Men’s Retreat took place March 19 at Our Lady of Angels Church in Randolph with keynote speaker Father Scott Gratton, pastor of Our Lady of the Angels Church in Randolph, Our Lady of the Valley Church in Bethel and St. Elizabeth Church in Rochester and a Vermont Army National Guard chaplain. The theme of the retreat was Band of Brothers.

Eighty men attended the day of fellowship. Commented one: “This is my first Men’s Retreat as a Catholic after converting a few years ago. Now I know what I have been missing all those years!”

The Diocesan Women’s Retreat: The Heart of Prayer took place April 2 at Our Lady of the Angels Church. It was a southern repeat of the Nov. 13 retreat in Shelburne.

The keynoted speaker was Sister Barbara Cline, FSE.

Sixty women attended.

“The whole retreat was simply amazing!” said one participant. “It was a joy to be with so many women devoted to God.”