Embracing the Holy Time of Lent

Benedictine Center of St. Paul's Monastery

This retreat is an invitation to holy renewal. Take time to go deeper during this Lenten season—deeper into your heart and deeper into your relationship with God. There will be time to listen to the Spirit through scripture, simple ritual, journaling, and conversation. Retreatants are also invited to join in a communal meal together at …
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Shape of the Divine: Working with Clay as Spiritual Practice

Benedictine Center of St. Paul's Monastery

Under the direction of an experienced potter and gentle teacher, learn how making hand-built vessels can be a process of meditation. Teacher Virginia Matter OSB is a member of St. Paul’s Monastery and came to the Center from the health care field. She worked in nursing and in pastoral ministry. Virginia has done significant preparation …
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Hermitage Retreat

Benedictine Center of St. Paul's Monastery

After a common orientation, participants spend time in silence as they read, pray, meditate, and rest in the hospitality of the monastery. Guests enjoy a private room, prayer with the monastic community, lunch, and access to the monastic library, art exhibits, and grounds. Questions welcome. Teacher Virginia Matter OSB is a member of St. Paul’s …
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Mindfullness For Christians

Sisterhood of St. John the Divine (The) (SSJD)

Registration deadline: April 25, 2020 Being aware of oneself in the present moment is the secular form of mindfulness that is promoted and practised in the Western world and is regarded as one of the best antidotes to our overly busy, distracted and stressful lives. So far so good. As a follower of Christ, how …
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Being Stewards of God’s Grace: Living the Ordinary and the Extraordinary

Sisterhood of St. John the Divine (The) (SSJD)

We experience God through both the ordinary and the extraordinary things of life. In fact, it is God’s way to be revealed and made known to us through the sacraments, which are ordinary things that become vessels of God’s extraordinary grace. During this weekend retreat we will explore how all of God’s creation is sacramental, …
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