The Vermont State Catholic Daughters of the Americas fall retreat took place recently at Our Lady of the Angels Church in Randolph with more than 60 participants from throughout the Diocese of Burlington.

Father Brandon Schneider, parochial vicar of Our Lady of the Valley Parish based in Bethel, Our Lady of the Angels Parish and St. John the Evangelist Parish in Northfield, led participants in meditations on the rosary, using the words of St. Bernadette.

Homilist for the Mass was Deacon Gesualdo Schneider of St. Augustine Parish in Montpelier.  An auction at the retreat raised more than $1,000 for seminarians of the Diocese of Burlington.