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.
February 15 - 20, 2019
with Dr. Kathleen Cahalan and staff
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. 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. Register online
Submissions due Jan. 16;
Opening Reception on Wed., Feb. 6, 7-8:30p (change in date)
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. Over the centuries, Benedictines have encouraged women and men who use color, form, sound, and word to express the beauty one experiences in the encounter with God’s own creativity. Rules and Entry Online.
Deacon Steve Arnold
For Benedict, the bedrock practice of justice, kindness, and hospitality is this: “Listen!” And the need for people who heed this call is growing. Senior citizens are facing increased social isolation and women and men of all ages remain hungry for a sense of belonging. Join Deacon Steve Arnold, a chaplain and spiritual director, for a morning of formation in the ministry of listening. Drawing on Scripture, the Rule of St. Benedict, and practical tools from the helping professions, participants will gain the courage and skills to be more present to those needing to be heard. Register Online.
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