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.
School of Discernment
Friday, December 4, 10a - Sunday, December 6, 1p
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. told. Register online.
Centering Prayer Retreat
Friday, August 7 - Wednesday, August 12, 1:30p
Carol Quest and Jody Reis Johnson
Come immerse yourself in silence through the practice of centering prayer gently supported by lectio divina and prayer with the monastic community. Extended sessions of group centering prayer and time for extended silence and prayer in the context of a monastic community offer the opportunity to deepen your relationship with God and self. Register online.
School of Lectio Divina
Friday, March 19 - Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Kathleen Cahalan, Sr. Virginia Matter, and Samuel Rahberg
The 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. Apply online.
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