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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.

Featured Events

Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina Retreat

Fri., Aug. 10, 7p thru Wed., Aug. 15, 1p with Carol Quest & Jodi Reis Johnson

Experience a time of profound silence and praying the Scriptures as you enter into deeper relationship with God and self. Blends a rhythm of centering prayer, lectio divina, and prayer with the monastic community. Register online

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Directed Retreat Experience

Fri., Jun. 22 1p thru Fri., Jun. 29, 1p

with S. Virginia Matter OSB, S. Jackie Leiter OSB, S. Carol Rennie OSB

Settle in for eight days of quiet and renewal, solitude within the rhythm of the monastic community. Each day you will meet one-on-one with a spiritual director who will accompany you wherever the Spirit leads. The remainder of the day you are welcome to join the Sisters for prayer, walk the labyrinth, take in the exhibit, explore the resources in the library, or simply enjoy the privacy of your own room for prayer and rest. Questions are welcome if you are considering such an experience for the first time. Register online

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The Condensed School of Lectio Divina

Fri., Jul. 20, 7p thru Sun., Jul. 22, 1p with Samuel Rahberg

Learn the art of sustained lectio divina, "a dialogue with God through the text over time" (Kathleen Cahalan). The Condensed School of Lectio Divina adapts the Benedictine Center’s keystone experience retreat into a shorter, less-expensive format. The core teachings and the monastic experience remains intact. Sam Rahberg, in cooperation with S. Carol Rennie OSB and S. Virginia Matter OSB, leads five teaching sessions that distill the essentials of sustained lectio divina, making this an excellent introduction to the practice or a good review for past participants in the School of Lectio Divina. Maximum 20 participants as room arrangements allow. Learn more

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Testimonials

“It’s so peaceful here. Even my body feels it when I walk through the door.”

Wendy

“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.”

Jim