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2011 Schedule of Sessions and Retreats

Below is the list of sessions and retreats for Good Shepherd Sisters in the Philippine Province:


 “The vitality of the congregation is largely determined by the quality of formation. We mutually share responsibility with the congregation for our formation. Through the guidance of the congregation we are helped to cooperate freely with the grace of vocation.” 
- RGS Constitutions, «  Formation »

Vintage Journey

A program for Sisters whose FIRST PROFESSION is within
1967-1969 and 1970-1974

Facilitated by Fr. Arnulfo Bugtas Jr, SJ

Date:  February 6-8, 2011, Maryridge, Tagaytay


You are invited to return to the paths of your initial calling, to encounter again
the events that led you to go beyond and walk farther. It is about
engaging in conversation with these sacred moments, and rediscovering your response to the call. Would
you understand where you are now? To a greater knowledge of myself. I dare to tread the journey inward.

Life Transitions:  Insights and Learnings

A program for Sisters whose FIRST PROFESSION
is within 1989-2000

Facilitated by Fr. Percy Bacani, MJ

Date: February 18-20, 2011,  Maryridge, Tagaytay

Life transitions are moments we face in our growth process. These moments
are the developmental stages of our psycho-spiritual growth from personal to
cosmic generativity. It is crucial that we name our significant experiences and allow
our on-going birthing to happen and discover insights about our becoming one
with ourselves and with the universe.

Revitalizing the Beloved

A program for Sisters whose FIRST PROFESSION is within
1957-1962,  Limited to 25 participants

Facilitated by Victorina de la Paz, MMS

Date:  March 7-11, 2011 - Maryridge, Tagaytay


Nothing is accidental in my life. God is molding me through various events and experience; calling me to recognize her hand, always to become more grateful and happy for indeed many great things God’s spirit has done and is doing in/for me. Together let us relish and enjoy “Only your love and your grace are enough” for “God alone suffices.”

Goddesses in Older Women

A program for sisters whose FIRST PROFESSION is within
1949-1956 and 1963-1966

Facilitated by: Dr. Maria Teresa Gustilo-Villasor

Date:  March 29 -31, 2011 - Maryridge, Tagaytay

This workshop is based on the lectures and text by Jungian analyst Jean Shinoda Bolen MD.  Through questionnaires, lectures, discussions and small group activities, participants are taken into an inner journey to meet powerful feminine energies (called goddess archetype) that are activated in the later part of life .

Knowledge of how these archetypes influence our thoughts, feelings and actions further enrich our appreciation of self, others and the divine.

Mid-Life Directions and Integrative Art

A program for sisters whose FIRST PROFESSION is within  2001 -2005

Facilitated by: Sr. M. Patricia C. Perez RGS

                       Sr. M. Florence Bautista RGS

Date:  April 4-8, 2011 - Baguio City

Mid-Life Directions

A time set aside to facilitate my birth into the second half of life

A time to discover my inner life and befriend it

A time to be with others, launching out into the same mid-life   journey as I
A time to allow my future to flow from my true Self


Integrative Art

A play with colors and cosmic elements in a free flow of brush strokes for the physical, to connect and converse with the spirit; the mind, too with the soul, surprises and new discoveries await you.

Retreat on “Reconciliation”

Facilitated by Fr. Karel San Juan, SJ

Date:  April 26 – May1, 2011 -  Maryridge, Tagaytay


“The Church entrust to us a share in her mission of reconciliation. This demands an awareness that we ourselves are always in need of conversion. In our unceasing return to our compassionate God’, we discover the depth of our sinfulness and in openness to God’s initiative of love we find mercy. United with all ‘people in their struggles with sin and in their need for reconciliation, we witness among them to the power of this mercy.”  RGS, Constitution and Statues

Consecrated Life in the New Frontiers of Mission

A Program for Sisters whose FIRST PROFESSION is within


Facilitated by Sr. Judette Gallares RC

Date:  July 11-13, 2011 - Maryridge, Tagaytay)


The Complex reality which consecrated life is situation today is calling us to discover and discern what the Spirit is saying to us in the present and the new frontiers of mission towards which we are being led into the future. This involves a constant rereading of our understanding of consecrated life and mission and how we must live it today.



Retreat on “Journey of Enrichment in Prayer”

Facilitated by Sr. M. Lourdes Fabia, RGS and Sr. Celeste Engutan, CGS

Date:  September 6-11, 2011

Maryridge, Tagaytay


Continue the Journey of Enrichment of Good Shepherd Sisters and the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity with mutual respect, creativity and courage, discerning “new ways” and options for the future; to consult with the two congregations and facilitate the search for ways to enrich one another for mission today.

(From Letter of the Congregational Leadership Team on the Journey of Enrichment)