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.
SoulCollage®:A Creative, Contemplative Expression of Self [Online Gathering]
Sunday, June 14, 1:30-3:00pm
Take some time to engage your creative spirit. SoulCollage® will provide some space to play with images and allow the intuitive part of your mind and heart to come alive and create a space for your ever-present soul wisdom to be seen and heard. This is for anyone who has the urge to playfully explore the spacious, creative quality within yourself and experience the gentle guidance and wisdom that resides there for you.
Writing with a Mission
Tuesday, June 9 8, 9:00a-3:00p
Sometimes we talk ourselves out of writing. You know the inner conversation: I can’t do it, I am no good, I have no imagination, my brain is dead, who wants to hear what I have to say. This online workshop invites writers to articulate their mission as writers. What is it that grounds us in this practice of writing? With some introductory comments about writing, mission statements, and failed good intentions, Vic Klimoski will facilitate a conversation around what other writers say about their missions. Then working is small groups and individual, each participant will draft an initial mission statement.
Living with Uncertainty
Wednesday, June 24, 7-8:30pm
Eily Marlow and Kiely Todd Roska
Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer. ~Rainer Maria Rilke
Our new reality is requiring us to awaken to the precariousness of life. In times of uncertainty, we crave answers. Instead, we are being forced to learn to live with ongoing ambiguity. Yet this moment gives us an opportunity to ask better questions about who we want to become. Come and share how you are holding uncertainty, what you are learning, and what you hope to carry forward into the next phase of your life. We will explore how we might hold steadfastly to our values while also becoming more flexible about how those values are lived out. Through prayerful practice, writing and small group conversation we will explore what each of us can learn about ourselves and the world we want to live into. Register online.
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