Elk, Wild Turkeys, and Wolves

by Melannie Svoboda SND on August 20, 2012

Thank you to all who prayed for the retreat at Maggie Valley. It seemed to go well. I thought the men and women who participated were exceptionally wonderful!  They really inspired me! And I thoroughly enjoyed the wildlife I saw. Let me tell you about three kinds: elk, wild turkeys, and wolves. 

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Spirituality and Mountains

by Melannie Svoboda SND on August 13, 2012

This week I’ll be leading a retreat in Maggie Valley, North Carolina. Nestled in the heart of the Smoky Mountains, the retreat center (called Living Waters Catholic Reflection Center) is a lovely place for a retreat. (Check out their website: The place was the dream of Fr. William Murphy, a Detroit business man who […]

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