Theotokos Seven Arrows/ “Softener of Evil Hearts”---Jesus our brother; Mary, our Mother, Jesus the King, his mother the Queen. Mary, Arch of the New Covenant, Jesus the new Adam, Mary the new Eve. An Angel, hailed her first, and the Father espoused her. Mary will always point to Jesus." My soul magnifies the Lord"...our God and our Savior.
Mother Abbess Alexandra of the Convent of St. Thekla at Antiochian Village will present the retreat, “Create in Me a New Heart,” focusing on the Holy Spirit in our lives. She will bring together reflections on the actions of the Holy Spirit through salvation history from the Scriptures and the Fathers with emphasis on our practical, daily synergy with the Holy Spirit.
St. Ruth the Righteous Book of Ruth is the 8th book of the Old Testament of the Bible. A short story, it tells how Ruth (Moabite widow of a Bethlehemite) with her mother-in-law Naomi's assistance, married an older kinsman Boaz, thereby preserving her deceased husband's posterity and becoming an ancestor of King David. http://www.netplaces.com/saints/the-righteous-of-the-old-testament/ruth-and-naomi.htm
Saint Sophia and her three daughters Faith, Hope and Love. St. Sophia was a widow with three daughters living in Rome in the time of Emperor Hadrian. Her daughters were Faith (age 12), Hope (age 10) & Love (age 9). The four of them were brought before Hadrian and commanded to sacrifice to the goddess Artemis. They stood steadfast with their arms entwined and instead gave glory to Jesus Christ.