Women’s Icon Retreat

Join women from all around the diocese on Friday, October 19 through Saturday, October 20 at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park for a retreat unlike any other.

This retreat dives into, unpacks, and processes the topics of prayer, who we are as women made in God’s image (“icon”) and our mission to love. We are all created to be in communion, in personal relationship with God. Each of us is created as a unique, unrepeatable man or woman with a vocation to love like God.

We will pose the questions: “What does it mean to be human? What does it mean to be a man, a woman? What does it mean to love like God?” 



Cindy CostelloEmily Sederstrand  and  Debbie Staresinic are three dynamic speakers that will share with you how to reclaim your true femininity as women and daughters of God by walking with you through the experiences of being a Catholic woman or mother in today’s culture. They will also help you to unleash God’s mercy through you that the world so desperately needs. 

Click on each speaker’s image to read their biography.


The retreat is $50.  Lodging has its own separate fee. Please see below.  Click here to register!

Schedule of Events

Reclaiming True Femininity

Friday, October 19:

5:30 PM – Optional dinner at Kentucky Dam Village

6:30 PM – Registration at the Kentucky Dam Conference Center

7:00 PM – Session – “The Genius of Woman”: Cindy Costello

7:45 PM – Break

8:00 PM – Session – “Mary, The Rosary and St. John Paul II”: Debbie Staresinic

9:00 PM – Cocktails and Appetizers

Saturday, October 20:

8:30 AM – Optional Rosary

9:00 AM – Mass with Bishop William F. Medley

10:15 AM – Session – “Bringing Children and Families to the Rosary” – Debbie Staresinic

11:15 AM – Lunch

12:00 PM – 1:15 PM – Free Time

2:00 PM – Session – “Created to Love in the Life-Giving Image of God” – Emily Sedarstrand

3:15 PM – Session – “Another word for Mercy, How Woman’s Body Speaks a Language” – Cindy Costello

4:15 PM – Closing


Attendees must book and pay for their own room. There are rooms blocked off at Kentucky Dam Village Lodge under Owensboro Diocese Women’s Retreat. Reservations may be made online at www.parks.ky.gov  by entering code 2542 or by phone:  270-362-4271, ext. 1, request reservations for group code 2542.