Benedictine Spirituality Time-tested Wisdom
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 partners with talented presenters to offer 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.
Seeing God: An Exhibit of Sacred Art
Artwork posting throughout February & March 2021
Seeing God: An Exhibit of Sacred Art is virtual for 2021. To continue this important, long-standing exhibit, we are moving it online this year. While the Gallery at St. Paul’s Monastery is not physically open to hang this exhibit, we still need art, especially now. Artists' work will speak to the following questions: What challenges and what blessings are you experiencing as you live and make art now? How are you Seeing God during this unprecedented time? Where are you Seeing God? During this pause in the Benedictine Center programming, this exhibit will provide a much-needed source of inspiration to those who would otherwise come to the monastery. Please check back regularly, as entries are being posted online throughout February and March. VIEW ALL CURRENT SEEING GOD 2021 POSTS.
Spiritual Direction Virtual Sessions
Benedictine Center Spiritual Directors
Spiritual direction offers a non-judgmental environment for honest sharing about spiritual matters and an improved sense of how God is working in everyday lives. At this time, Benedictine Center spiritual directors are available to meet via phone or via Zoom or Skype.
Benedictine Center Spiritual Directors are also willing to work with you to set up a directed retreat (meeting daily for a series of days) in your home. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a free initial consultation or learn more online.
Stay Tuned for More Virtual Events!
Online programming is being added regularly.
While the Benedictine Center is closed to onsite guests until further notice, we will be continue to offer select online events. Please continue to check back for updates. Additionally, we are currently offering spiritual direction via phone or web.
“When I see all these people sharing their souls, I can’t help but wonder what mine has to say.”
“Returning for the juried show each year helps me stay at my practice all year long.”
“It’s so peaceful here. Even my body feels it when I walk through the door.”
“Wow. What can I say? I cannot thank you enough for the way that you helped me. This was a wonderful experience—one of a lifetime.”
“I am moved every time I walk in these doors and encounter a new exhibit.”
“I am an artist who just moved to town. I have found my people.”
“We found the spiritual atmosphere, architecture and interaction with the community of St. Paul's Monastery as asset to our work . . . the Benedictine Center keeps our focus on the spiritual dimension of life as it unfolds.”
Dr. Mel Kimble
“As a staff we were amazed at the quality of our experience together.”
Fr. Chuck Brambilla
“God has breathed empowering courage into my life and ministry through times of silence in this beautiful center.”
Pastor Ruth Conrad
“The Benedictine Center made our retreat with college students nothing less than spectacular. What we encountered was a true sense of Benedictine hospitality and prayerfulness.”
Aaron Miller, Campus Minister
“I can’t believe I slept for twelve hours straight. It must have been what my body needed.”
"Our time was peaceful and beautiful and blessed."
“I’ve been in spiritual direction for a long time. I wouldn't be without it.”
“My spiritual director helps me be me. I appreciate the way she encourages me as I sort through my relationship with God.”
“Sometimes I come and have no idea what I’m going to talk about. I am amazed to see what surfaces every time.”
“I’m not sure exactly why, but it just seemed like it was time to go on retreat.”
“I have had just the right balance of solitude and community. What a blessing to be able to be apart without feeling alone on my journey.”
"Thank you for the retreat. It was refreshing, renewing, restful, and helpful."
"The Center has been an immense contributor to my spiritual development . . . and I am on the path Home.”
"My first time at the Benedictine Center was a most wonderful experience! It was a time of quiet, solitude, and peace. I am coming back!"