Phone: (706) 654-3460
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5913 Jackson Trail Road
Hoschton, Georgia 30548
Ministering in Georgia since 1992
Our Mission
We work for the transformation of the world by awakening and deepening faith with and for the people of our times.
About Us
The Cenacle Sisters have been ministering in Georgia since November 21, 1992 where they carry the mission of the Congregation of Our Lady of the Cenacle to urban and rural counties throughout North Georgia. They serve as spiritual directors and facilitate faith formation programs in parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Atlanta and in their home, and they direct retreats at Ignatius Retreat House, Atlanta and in parishes in North Georgia and beyond.Like their pioneer Sisters, they welcome with love everyone who knocks on their door.


Sister Susan
Arcaro
 
Sister Susan Arcaro holds a B.A. in Education from Assumption College, Worcester, MA, an M.A. in Spirituality and Spiritual Direction from Fordham University, and a Diploma from Association Montessori Internationale. She is an experienced educator, spiritual director, retreat director, and facilitator of related spiritual programs. She is presently Adjunct Lecturer in Spring Hill College's Certificate in Spiritual Direction program at Ignatius House, Atlanta. Her special interests include Sacred Liturgy, church history, RCIA, family ministry, and adult faith formation.
 
Sister Barbara
Young
 
Sister Barbara Young holds a B.A. and M.A. in Religious Studies from Windsor University, Canada, and has professional training in the Enneagram and Focusing. She is a seasoned spiritual director, retreat director, and facilitator of related spiritual programs. For several years, she was formation director for her Congregation in the United States. She is presently Adjunct Lecturer in Spring Hill College's Certificate in Spiritual Direction program at Ignatius House, Atlanta. Her special interests include prayer, spirituality, scripture, Catholics Returning Home, and adult faith formation.
Ministry Calendar
February 6-8, 2015
Seventy Times Seven
We all know that forgiveness is a virtue and a key to emotional, spiritual, and even physical well-being. Learning to forgive or accept forgiveness, however, does not come naturally.  It is a sacred art we learn from following Jesus, listening to his teaching and watching him embrace with forgiveness and love those who bully or persecute him.   During this retreat our reflections and prayer rooted in Scripture and inspired by Marcia Ford’s book The Sacred Art of Forgiveness will help to gracefully forgive and accept forgiveness.
 
June 5-7, 2015
I Am Who I Am
This retreat introduces us to the world of poets, prophets, and sages of the Bible who describe God using a multitude of images and metaphors.  Through our reflection on selected images and metaphors we seek to move from ideas about God to encounter with God.
     
October 9-11, 2015
A Life Marked By Fervor and Joy
The Gospel announces the joy of salvation.  It invites us to life fulfilling lives and challenges us to share with others the love of God made visible through us.  In “The joy of the Gospel,” Pope Francis calls all Christians to more deeply embrace the message of the Gospel, and to be witnesses of the Gospel with fervor and the joy of Christ.  Such fervor and joy of which Pope Francis speaks is the focus of this retreat.
 
December 3-6, 2015
The One Who is to Come
Both Matthew and Luke announce the coming of the ‘expected one’ in their infancy narratives.  They clearly identify him as the Son of David and Son of God.  During this retreat we will reflect on Israel’s expectations of the ‘one’ they call Messiah and King, and celebrate the coming of the Word Made Flesh, Emmanuel-with-Us, yesterday, today, and evermore.


Individually Directed Retreats for Women and Men | 2015 Schedule

March 26th-April 1st * July 5th-14th * November 15th-21st

The directed retreat of five or eight days is a time of solitude and personal prayer planned by you and your retreat director. Suggestions for your prayer may be chosen from Scripture or other spiritual resources including the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. During your retreat you meet each day with your retreat director who helps you discern the voice and movement of God’s Spirit within you. Cenacle Sisters together with the Staff at Ignatius Retreat House serve as retreat directors.

Spiritual Direction
Spiritual Direction, though practiced in the Church for centuries, is increasingly sought by people in today’s world who yearn for a deeper relationship with God and companionship in their quest for God. It is a privileged moment to reflect with another on your relationship with God and your response to God’s calls as they unfold in your daily life. The focus of spiritual direction is your life with God as it is lived out in all of your experiences. It is a process of coming home to your deepest self. Gradually, as you become more sensitive to God’s presence in the mystery of your everyday life, your desire to respond to God’s calls will deepen. As it does, you will become more generous and wholehearted.

Cenacle Sisters, Susan Arcaro and Barbara Young offer spiritual direction in their home and in parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Atlanta. For more information, contact the Sisters.