Catholic Girls' Formation Program

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VERA BELLA has taken a break for the 2016-17 year. 


Vera is Latin for True and Bella is Spanish for Beautiful. At Vera Bella we want girls to learn about the true nature of who they are created to be as beautiful daughters of God. 

Vera Bella Catholic formation and fellowship program for girls who are both in the 8th through 12th grades and between the ages of 13-18. The program is designed to help young ladies discover the meaning of what makes them truly beautiful. True beauty is not just the face we see in a mirror, the weight we read on a scale, or the image we see in a popular magazine. True beauty comes from the inside out and seeks to be a light in the darkness. Authentic femininity is built on truth, beauty, goodness, and holiness and is accomplished through making a life-long habit of virtue.

Topics included in the Vera Bella Program are Theology of the Body, Femininity, Fashion, Chastity, Modesty, Charity, Love, Relationships, Truth, Physical Safety, Confidence, Speaking Skills, Beauty, Art, Life Issues, Forgiveness, Prudence, Justice, Fortitude, Temperance, Holiness, Humility and more!

To see what inspired Melanie Pritchard to start Vera Bella, read her blog here!

To read a letter of support from the Diocese of Phoenix, click here!

“She is far more precious than jewels…Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue…Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.” (Scripture taken from Proverbs 31)