More than 70 girls were crowned as princesses after completing a parish-sponsored retreat that focused on Catholic themes. The Catholic Princess Retreat, a project of St. Peter Parish in Greeley, is the initiative of the pastor, Father Matt Hartley. Led by college students and young adults, girls ages 5-18 attended the daylong event March 29. Participants attended breakout sessions on sanctifying grace, the kingdom of God, St. Clare of Assisi, and the battle between good and evil, during which they practiced archery. They also spent time in eucharistic adoration. Women chaperones of the girls, relatives or friends, heard talk on “Raising a Daughter of God” and had time for group discussion. The retreat ended with a coronation ceremony. For more information about the Catholic Princess Retreat, visit www.catholicprincess.com.
Girls learn they are made for grace and crowned princesses