Sister Virginia Matter, OSB

Virginia Matter, OSB is a member of St. Paul’s Monastery and came to the Center from the health care field. She worked in nursing and in pastoral ministry. Virginia has done significant preparation in the area of spirituality, Centering Prayer, Bio-Spiritual Focusing, retreats, and Spiritual Direction. She also has experience in pottery and Native American creative arts.

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Available for:

  • One-on-one spiritual direction
  • Bio-spiritual focusing
  • Pottery instruction
  • Questions about Centering Prayer

Events with Sister Virginia Matter, OSB

School of Discernment 2022
November 11 - 13, 2022

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, now available online. The framework includes 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 be available to assist with the process of discernment and any questions and insights as they arise. Tentative Schedule  Friday 11-11-2022 1:00 p.m.-2:30pm Session 1: Discernment as a Way of Life 3:30-4:45pm  Session 2: The Anatomy of a Thought Saturday 11-12-2022 10:00 -11:30am Session 3: Working with Scripture and Personal Experience  2:00-3:15 pm  Session 4: Listening for the Voice of God: Sorting Thoughts Sunday 11-13-2022   8:00-9:30 am  Session 5: Sustaining the Practice: Making a Decision 9:30-10:30 am  Shared Reflection and Closing Blessing