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.
Fri., Sept 20, 10:00am - Sunday, Sept. 22, 1:00pm
The School of Discernment is an opportunity to discern the voice of the Holy Spirit under the guidance of skilled teachers and listeners and with the benefit of wisdom from the monastic tradition. The framework includes a daily rhythm of prayer with the monastic community, sessions on the practice of discernment, reflection questions for quiet time, and one-on-one meetings. No one will be obligated to share publicly about the particulars of their own stories, but each will have the opportunity to do so as they choose. Spiritual directors will assist with the process of discernment and considering questions and insights as they arise. Register online
Tuesdays, Sept 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12, Dec. 10 7:00-9:00pm
Jody Reis Johnson
Writers in the Christian contemplative tradition have long upheld the practices of silence and community as invitations into holy mystery. Quiet down the noise and find companions along the spiritual path. Join Jody Reis for a 4-month spiritual growth group aimed at deepening your relationship with God through contemplative practice, spiritual readings, and discussion about the journey we share. Participants will be asked to establish their own daily practice of silent prayer or meditation.
Limit: 10 participants. Register Online.
Tues., Sept. 24, 7:00-9:00pm Kami Pohl, Tod Twist, and the Spiritual Direction staff
No one can walk our spiritual journey for us. We enter, one by one, into the presence of the mystery of God and listen wholeheartedly to what God asks of us. But that journey need not be made alone. There are times when our ability to listen to the voice of God is sharpened by having a companion who listens to us and who helps us to listen to ourselves. This workshop offers those new to spiritual direction a place to start learning and those experienced with spiritual direction insight into making the most of each session. Kami Pohl and Tod Twist will facilitate this session with other members of the Spiritual Direction Staff. Register Online.
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