Events & Registration

Benedictine Center Events

THE BENEDICTINE CENTER SHARES THE MONASTIC HERITAGE OF ST. PAUL'S MONASTERY with all who seek to live with the Gospel as their guide. The Benedictine Center event line-up include a wide array workshops, retreats, and meaningful conversations rooted in Benedictine insights about the life lived well. Whether your interests are primarily about life & work, prayer and meditation, community and connection, or art & spirituality, there’s something coming up for you.

Current Event Offerings

Seeing God: 2022 Juried Exhibit of Sacred Art

January 24 - March 25 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: St. Paul's Monastery Gallery

Sacred art contributes to keeping us mindful of God’s abiding presence. The annual Seeing God Juried Exhibit features contemporary artists who work in that spirit.

Submissions are due Jan. 14, 2022. All entries will be juried, and only those works accepted by the jurors will be exhibited from Jan. 24  through Mar. 25, 2022. Click here to explore the rules and submission process.

Learn more about this event here.

Attentive Companions (Zoom Session)

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 | 7:00 P.M.
Tod Twist & Sheryl Rose

You must walk your own path, but you need not travel alone. Many people find great benefit in the practice of talking through the spiritual journey with a trusted companion. A spiritual director can listen as you give voice to your experience over time and notice things that you may have missed or affirm things that you may be questioning.

We invite you to explore the possibility of Spiritual Direction during an informal meeting via Zoom on Wednesday January 26. Sheryl Rose and Tod Twist will host the meeting and they welcome your curiosity and your questions.

Learn more about this event here.

Visual Prayer: The Interfaith Artists Circle

Our current art exhibit is VISUAL PRAYER.  Visual prayer is the creative exploration and expression of prayer through images. Although this is a contemporary concept, there is a long history of using art in worship – including illuminated religious books.

You can find more information on these artists at

School of Lectio Divinia

Friday, March 18 | 1:00 p.m. - Wednesday, March 23 | 1:00 P.M.
Location: Benedictine Center of St. Paul's Monastery

The Benedictine Center of St. Paul’s Monastery’s School of Lectio Divina adapts the ancient monastic riches of sustained lectio divina to contemporary people. According to Dr. Kathleen Cahalan, “sustained lectio divina” is the dialogue with God through the text over time. Through an intensive retreat experience set in the rhythm of life at St. Paul’s Monastery, participants receive teaching about lectio, spend time meditating on a sacred text significant for them, have the opportunity for individual spiritual direction, and participate in reflective conversation with other participants.

In addition, the Benedictine Center will provide a variety of on-going support activities and resources after the retreat to help participants make sustained lectio core to individual prayer and spiritual development. Limit 12. Apply online or email the Benedictine Center Office.

Sign up for our monthly

Click here to Be among the first to hear about the Benedictine Center, plus enjoy spiritual insights and encouraging writing delivered straight to your inbox.