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Mother-Daughter Tea to assist communication, understanding of female development

Event scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4.

Mothers and daughters (9 to 13 years old) in the Riverbend region are invited to participate in a very special afternoon gathering to explore God’s precious gift of female development in a respectful, loving atmosphere while establishing a foundation for dialogue between mothers and daughters.

The “Mother-Daughter Tea” is scheduled to take place from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4 in the Perpetual Help Center at OSF Saint Anthony’s Health Center (#1 Saint Anthony’s Way, Alton, IL 62002).

Seating is limited and registration is required. The registration deadline is Friday, Oct. 20.

Registration can be completed by visiting:

The program will consist of the following presentations:

  • “Theology of the Body” talk by Sister M. Gemma Kissel, FSGM
  • “Changes During Puberty” talk by Shannon Vitali, RN, FCP
  • “Discussion Forum” covering virtues, spirituality, modesty, and keeping good open lines of communication featuring local adults and older peers

There will be light refreshments and take-home resources for mothers to share with their daughters at their discretion.

Learn more about the health care services at OSF Saint Anthony’s by visiting

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