Weekend retreat to take place April 30-May 3 at 685-year-old Benedictine monastery in Ettal, Germany
WASHINGTON, D.C. – His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the United States Military Services, will fly to Germany this week to take part in the Spring 2015 European Regional Retreat of the Military Council of Catholic Women in Europe (MCCW-Europe). MCCW-Europe is a regional branch of the Military Council of Catholic Women (MCCW), a non-profit organization incorporated by the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS), to facilitate the continued faith formation of the women of the archdiocese and unify their apostolate under a single service organization.
The Marian Retreat will take place from April 30 to May 3 at the Ettal Abbey in Ettal, Germany under the theme, “Totus Tuus, Totally Yours.” Ettal Abbey, founded on April 28, 1330, is aBenedictine monastery in the village of the same name, close to Oberammergau and Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Bavaria. With a community of more than 50 monks (as of 2005), the Abbey is one of the world’s largest Benedictine houses and a major attraction for visitors.
Archbishop Broglio will be among speakers at the four-day weekend retreat, during which he will also celebrate Mass and participate in other devotional activities including the Luminary Rosary, Eucharistic Adoration and a candlelight social.
The Archbishop made the following observation:
“The MCCW, founded by an Army chaplain, continues to be a mainstay of the Catholic presence on U.S. military installations. The wonderful women who enliven MCCW with their talents, enthusiasm, and profound faith encourage all of us to grow in our faith and translate it into actions.”
For more information, visit the MCCW-Europe website.