On December 1-3, in the town of Konayev (Almaty diocese), the parish of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary will hold a retreat for women under the theme If you knew the gift of God. It will be led by Sister Anastasis Omelchenko and Sister Angelina Stolareuskaja from the Petropavlovsk community of the Congregation of Our Lady of Mercy, and Nazareth Sister Kazimiera Wanat. The retreat will include meditations on the word of God, workshops and conferences. Each day, the sisters will also visit orphanages in the parish to acquaint children and teens with the message of Mercy as recorded in the Diary of St. Faustina. The parishioners will hear about this message during Sunday Mass.