FaithWalk Retreats to Inspire this Generation of Catholic Women

Name: Janae Bower, Retreat Founder & Facilitator
Re: We would love to have you be part of our mission!

FaithWalk Retreats are one-of-a-kind, vibrant Catholic retreats designed to ENERGIZE, INSPIRE and UPLIFT this generation of Catholic Women.  These retreats are created and facilitated by Janae Bower, a dynamic Catholic woman who is in love with God and her Catholic faith.  The idea for FaithWalk Retreats was divinely inspired during the Year of Faith in 2013 as a way to support women to walk in faith, rediscover the treasures of the Catholicism and ignite their faith to serve others.

The Problem:

There are less than 10% of Catholics in each parish who are engaged, inspired Catholics according to the recent research of Matthew Kelly and his nonprofit organization Dynamic Catholic. The Catholic church has not done a good job evangelizing to its members and deemed the end of 2012-2013 as the church’s Year of Faith to help evangelize to those who are disengaged. One group that is especially hard to target within the church according to priests is young and middle-aged women (ages 25-55).

Sad Teenage GirlMany of these women move through their lives overwhelmed and stressed, full of doubt and fear, with their busy lives.  They know God loves them and strive to live into their faith but unsure of what that is and feeling unsupported in their journey. They are searching for support on their faith walk, but not necessarily turning toward Catholicism to feel inspired.

The Solution:

Inspired author and speaker – Janae Bower  – will leverage the church’s worldwide focus on the Year of Woman carrying vintage suitcaseFaith and the Archdiocese of Minneapolis/St. Paul’s Rediscover initiative to open the doors and hearts for this NEW FaithWalk Retreats launched the summer of 2013. 

The creation of the retreats is a solution to prayers of Janae asking God how she can best her gifts and talents to serve Him and the church. He brought her together with Aimée Petra to partner on launching FaithWalk Retreats. They have accepted the call to be BOLD in their faith hoping to trigger a wake-up call for other women. Soon after the launch Aimée felt the Lord calling her on a different path to use her gifts.

“If this is a vision God has placed in your heart, and if this is, in fact the time to act on it, there should be something of a divine nature to point to – something that will indicate to people that God has gone before you to prepare the way.  People want to be part of something God is up to.  They will join your vision if they are confident it is not simply your vision.”        – Andy Stanley, author of Visioneering

Rosary on BibleThese 3-hour retreats – filled with heartwarming stories, spirit-filled songs, and faith-based messages – are designed to be relevant and energizing to our target audience, Catholic women ages 25-55.  The goal is to encourage them on their FaithWalk, drawing them closer to God and the treasures of Catholicism, so that they too will be inspired Catholic women with a desire to make a difference for God.

You’ll be inspired as author, speaker and life coach Janae Bower shares her journey of how her childhood dream became her ultimate destiny.  This vibrant woman of faith is stepping up to the call to be a dynamic Catholic and radiate with you a life transforming message of God’s faith, hope and love so YOU can shine like never before.

The People:

Here's how you can get involved...
  • Retreat participant

FaithWalk Retreats are open to all Catholic women, with a specific target toward women ages 25-55.  The retreats will allow those women who are already on a close FaithWalk with the Lord to deepen that relationship and those who are looking to discover how to walk in faith the support to get started.

Click here to find and register for the retreat that is best for you!

  • Church Partner

We are looking for parishes willing to help host these inspirational retreats for women at their own parish. We can work with a current women’s ministry already in place or a staff member as the sponsoring partner. Please contact us to let us know that you are interested.

  • Sponsors

We are partnering with a variety of sponsors who are also passionate about endorsing FaithWalk Retreats.  Please contact us to let us know if you are interested.  You can click here to find out more about our sponsors.


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