WWCCR’s 2017 Women’s Retreat took place February 3-5. Check out the pictures below! We hope you can join us next year for another grace-filled experience!

The Catholic Charismatic Renewal turns 50 years old in 2017, and WWCCR celebrates 40 years! Thank You, Jesus!

Guest Speaker:

Fran Karpiej, OFS

God uses Fran in a very special way to facilitate the work of the Holy Spirit.


Celebrant, Homilist for Retreat Masses and Confessor:

Bishop Peter L. Smith

Auxiliary Bishop of Portland in Oregon




The Archbishop Brunett Retreat Center at the Palisades
Federal Way, WA

Archbishop Brunett Retreat Center at the Palisades

2017 WWCCR Women’s Retreat

February 3-5, 2017

at the Archbishop Brunett Retreat Center at the Palisades in Federal Way, WA 

“I will thank You, LORD, with all my heart!”
Psalm 138:1

“[…] In the presence of the angels to you I sing.
I bow low toward your holy temple;
    I praise your name for your mercy and faithfulness.
For you have exalted over all
    your name and your promise.
On the day I cried out, you answered;
    you strengthened my spirit.”

It will be a weekend filled with teaching, fellowship, praise & worship, reflection, and an opportunity to grow deeper in our relationship with Jesus, empowered by the Holy Spirit. We gather together to praise the Lord for His merciful love!

Don’t forget to bring your Bible!

Fran Karpiej, OFS

Fran Karpiej, OFS

More about our guest speaker, Fran Karpiej, OFS:

Fran has served more than 35 years on Diocesan and National levels in Healing Prayer Ministry, and has given numerous seminars, prayer services, workshops and retreats on the many aspects of God’s healing love and presence. Fran is professed in the Secular Franciscan Order and is an active member of the Holy Spirit Fraternity in Fairfield, CT,

She is a Spiritual Director and a respected Retreat Director throughout the country using a blend of contemplative and charismatic gifts, with a hint of Franciscan gospel spirituality.
• Music and creative prayer services are an integral part of her ministry; and
• Her personal testimony gives witness to God’s power working in us today for the good of future generations.

Fran is foundress and past Coordinator for the Magnificat ministry to Catholic Women in the Bridgeport Diocese; and serves in the Magnificat Healing Prayer Ministry at this time. She continues to host a monthly Magnificat Prayer Cenacle in her home.

She has been a leader on all levels in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal since 1978, having served as the Bishop’s Liaison for 12 years as well as on the National CCR Advisory Council where she traveled extensively for seminars, symposia, workshops, retreats, etc.

Fran married Joseph Karpiej in 1996. She is the mother of two adult children, and grandmother of three. Fran and her husband were co-directors of Sharing Christ Ministry, a Retreat and Spiritual Renewal Ministry within the Catholic Church, widely known for their wonderful spiritual pilgrimages around the world for 25 yrs.

Through Fran's faith and her common sense approach, she reaches out to all people with the message of peace, hope, healing and conversion in the name of the Lord, Jesus, through the power of the Holy Spirit, and for the glory of God. It is not so much what Fran does or says … but what GOD chooses to do or say through her for a higher good!


See photos from our Women’s Retreat: