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Our Sorrowful Mother's Ministry
Betania XVI Community 
Private Diocesan Association of the Christian Faithful
Diocese of Springfield in Illinois
Vandalia, Illinois


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Visit Betania, Venezuela
Land of Grace
Mary, Reconciler of All Peoples and Nations
Servant of God Maria Esperanza

Dec. 7-15, 2015
Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Wedding anniversary of Geo and Maria Bianchini and 89th Birthday of Senor Geo)

All trips will include airfare to/from Miami, transportation in Venezuela, meals, and 
accommodations on the grounds of the Shrine.

While there, you will visit and pray at the Grotto of the Apparition, 
tour the Betania Shrine with many devotional areas, visit the grave site of Maria Esperanza, daily rosary, time to meet and speak with the family members of Maria Esperanza, attendance at a performance by the Betania Choir

For information about upcoming pilgrimages to Betania,
 contact Debbie at 618-292-9852

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Mariann Timmermann (618) 292-8039
Ann Stock (618) 267-3876
via email (Vanessa)
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Our Sorrowful Mother's Ministry presents our 2015 Retreat Schedule

- We have a spectacular line-up of speakers and topics for 2015. Check out our schedule and reserve your place now.


Promises and Protection for Our Families under the Devotion to Our Sorrowful Mother

September 18-19, 2015 - Retreat Master Fr. Chad Ripperger will present a retreat on fighting the battle against spiritual warfare. Our Blessed Mother is a powerful advocate for us in the struggle against evil.


OSMM 18th Annual Conference

October 30-November 1, 2015 In addition to our Speakers we have the Family Members of Maria Esperanza as our Special Guests - We are pleased to host Bishop Thomas John Paprocki to Our 18th Annual Conference. We welcome back Retreat Master Fr. Bill Casey, CFM, along with the Family and Foundation Members of Servant of God Maria Esperanza and the Apostles of the Interior Life.