Recent Speakers at OSMM
It is always a great blessing for me to visit Our Sorrowful Mother's Ministry in Vandalia, Illinois. It is a place of healing for those struggling in this valley of tears. I cannot recommend this place enough, for people can find Divine Assistance there just from visiting the grounds, especially the chapel, or attending one of their amazing retreats. They will come into greater contact with Our Lady of Sorrows and share more deeply in the mystery of Redemption. At OSMM, people begin to see that their sorrows and pain, when united to Christ's Crucifixion and Mary's Sorrows, are a real means of spiritual growth.
Fr. Shannon M. Collins, MSJB, Superior of the Missionaries of St. John the Baptist, Pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Latin Mass Parish, Park Hills, KY 41016
When we heard that the Kolbe Center could not hold its retreat in Corpus Christi, we immediately recommended Our Sorrowful Mother Ministry in Vandalia. They responded and worked with us wonderfully. We were edified by all they did for us during our stay. The quarters for my community were very much appreciated, being not only a place to stay but a place to pray and lift up our hearts in every room. Finally, it was helpful to be able to purchase all of Fr. Chad Ripperger's works in one place. Thank you for all your efforts and may God reward you abundantly.
I remain yours in the Sorrowful Mother,
Fr. Sean Kopczynski, MSJB
The Kolbe Center held its annual leadership retreat at Our Sorrowful Mother's Ministry Retreat Center in Vandalia, Illinois, in August 2020. We have held our leadership retreat at a Benedictine Abbey and at a diocesan retreat center, but we have never had such a great experience as we did at the OSMM retreat center. The administrators of the center bent over backwards to help us in every possible way. Best of all, there is an indefinably holy atmosphere at the center that creates a perfect ambience for any Catholic conference or retreat that aims to enrich the spiritual lives of the attendees.
Yours in Christ through the Immaculata in union with St. Joseph,
Hugh Owen is currently the director of the John Paul II Institute of Christian Spirituality and the founder and director of the Kolbe Center for the Study of Creation in Mt. Jackson, Virginia.
“I was blessed to lead a retreat at Our Sorrowful Mother’s Ministry. This ministry is anointed and the women behind it blessed by the Lord! The Spirit of God filled the sanctuary and souls were healed as affirmed to me by attendees. Our Blessed Mother’s mantle is wrapped around this spiritual place. I strongly encourage you to experience OSMM for yourself, you will leave closer to His Sacred Heart.”
~ Kendra Von Esh