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May, June & July 2017

August & September 2017

Exploring the Human Condition: A Journey to Interior Freedom and Self-Transcendence

Fri Aug 18, 2017: 4:30pm - Fri Aug 25, 2017: 4:00pm

The retreat will focus on 4 themes: The Awakening; The Human Condition and Divine Therapy; The Power of Formative Thought; and Transformation.
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Total Attendees: 14 || Spots Available: 0


The Centering Prayer Post-Intensive Retreat

Sun Aug 20, 2017: 6:00pm - Fri Aug 25, 2017: 4:00pm

An opportunity for more extensive periods of Centering Prayer to deepen the personal practice of contemplative prayer.
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Total Attendees: 14 || Spots Available: 13


Expressing the Psalms With Music and Writing

Fri Sep 8, 2017: 6:15pm - Sat Sep 9, 2017: 3:30pm

Take time to more deeply appreciate the Book of Psalms in a creative way.
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Total Attendees: 42 || Spots Available: 42


Bookmarks: My Life With the Saints by Fr. James Martin, SJ

Tue Sep 12, 2017: 9:30am - Tue Oct 24, 2017: 11:00am

Meet Joan, Bernadette, Ignatius, Peter, Francis and more saints through the experience of Fr. James.
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Total Attendees: 42 || Spots Available: 42


Celebrating Four Gifts of Autumn: Beauty, Harvest, Letting Go, and Hope

Fri Sep 15, 2017: 4:30pm - Sun Sep 17, 2017: 1:00pm

This weekend retreat, nestled in mid-September, celebrates four gifts the season of autumn wishes to give us: beauty, harvest, letting go, and hope.
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Total Attendees: 14 || Spots Available: 6


Evening For Grandparents and Grandchildren: Bridges

Tue Sep 19, 2017: 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Throughout the centuries a sacred relationship has always existed between grandparents and grandchildren. However, in today’s fast-paced world it is easy for a generation gap to develop. This evening will help “bridge” that gap.
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Total Attendees: 42 || Spots Available: 42


"The Way, The Truth, The Life" (John 14:6): A Workshop for All Who Preach

Tue Sep 26, 2017: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Join Fr. R. Michael Schaab, STL, DMin. and other preachers to pause, reflect and more deeply connect with the ministry of Jesus Christ.
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Total Attendees: 42 || Spots Available: 41


October, November, & December 2017

Friday Night in Color

Fri Oct 6, 2017: 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Looking for a relaxing activity at the end of a busy week? Bring your coloring supplies and join others for fun and sharing.
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Total Attendees: 42 || Spots Available: 42


Catholic Social Teaching and the Current State of U.S. Politics

Wed Oct 11, 2017: 6:15pm - 8:30pm

Last year’s election completely upended U.S. politics. What does Catholic Social Teaching have to say about the current U.S. budget and social justice issues?
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Total Attendees: 42 || Spots Available: 42


Introduction to Lectio Divina

Sat Oct 14, 2017: 9:00am - 11:30am

Lectio Divina, literally meaning “divine reading,” is an ancient practice of praying the scriptures. This program will introduce the history and the practice of Lectio Divina.
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Total Attendees: 42 || Spots Available: 42


Spirituality of Cancer: How One Couple Copes

Wed Oct 25, 2017: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Meet Jean and Bill Maakestad and learn how they coped with Jean’s cancer.
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Total Attendees: 42 || Spots Available: 42


The Mandala: A Pathway to One's Center

Fri Oct 27, 2017: 6:30pm - Sun Oct 29, 2017: 1:00pm

Create your own mandalas and tap into the holiness of deep listening within you and in the world around you.
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Total Attendees: 24 || Spots Available: 24


Centering Prayer Weekend Retreat

Fri Nov 3, 2017: 5:30pm - Sun Nov 5, 2017: 1:00pm

The retreat includes conferences, renewal of the method of Centering Prayer and several periods of Centering Prayer each day.
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Total Attendees: 24 || Spots Available: 24


Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop

Sat Nov 11, 2017: 9:00am - 4:00pm

The introduction is a presentation of the discipline of Centering Prayer as silent communion with God beyond concepts, words and images.
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Total Attendees: 42 || Spots Available: 42


Christmas Manger Evening for Families with Young Children: The Real Christmas

Tue Nov 28, 2017: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

This evening is designed for families with infants, toddlers, preschool age, & primary age children, bring your family’s manger scene/set and gather as a family to enjoy an evening of simple stories, explanations and activities about the first Christmas.
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Total Attendees: 42 || Spots Available: 42


Lectio for Advent and Christmas

Sat Dec 2, 2017: 9:00am - 2:00pm

This morning retreat will provide an opportunity to reflect on the Advent and Christmas Seasons using the ancient form of prayer, Lectio Divina.
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Total Attendees: 42 || Spots Available: 42


January, February, & March 2018

Silent Directed Retreat: And Jesus Said to Them "Follow Me" (Mark 1:14-20)

Sun Jan 14, 2018: 4:00pm - 4:00pm

You will receive personal time with a spiritual director, in addition to daily Eucharist and opportunities for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Centering Prayer, and more. This popular retreat fills early!
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Total Attendees: 24 || Spots Available: 24


Valentine Evening for Couples: Laughter - The Language of Love

Fri Feb 9, 2018: 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Spend an evening exploring how a lighter touch and atmosphere can enhance your marriage.
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Total Attendees: 24 || Spots Available: 24


Bookmarks: Through Her Eyes: Biblical Studies on Women in Scripture edited by Deborah Spink Winters

Tue Feb 13, 2018: 9:30am - Tue Mar 27, 2018: 11:00am

Be inspired by women in scripture!!
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Total Attendees: 42 || Spots Available: 42


Friday Night in Color

Fri Feb 16, 2018: 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Looking for a relaxing activity at the end of a busy week? Bring your coloring supplies and join others for fun and sharing.
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Total Attendees: 42 || Spots Available: 42


Lectio for Lent

Sat Feb 24, 2018: 9:00am - 11:00am

This morning retreat will provide an opportunity to reflect on the Lenten Season using the ancient form of prayer, Lectio Divina.
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Total Attendees: 42 || Spots Available: 42


Men's Retreat: Be a Builder... Build the City of God... Foundation, Mortar and Appeal

Fri Mar 2, 2018: 6:30pm - Sun Mar 4, 2018: 12:00pm

This retreat will explore the Foundation (Scripture, Tradition, Authority); the Mortar (Holy Spirit); and the Appeal (interaction of citizens).
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Total Attendees: 24 || Spots Available: 24


Portrait of a Radical: The Jesus Movement

Mon Mar 5, 2018: 6:30pm - Mon Mar 19, 2018: 8:00pm

Embrace Lent through this Monday evening DVD series featuring three provocative theologians (Richard Rohr, Huston Smith and Allen Dwight Callahan).
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Total Attendees: 20 || Spots Available: 20


A Lenten Evening for Families: "A Walk With Jesus Through Holy Week"

Tue Mar 6, 2018: 5:30pm - 8:00pm

The evening will consist of stories, activities and a chance to make your own family Holy Week calendar.
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Total Attendees: 42 || Spots Available: 42


April & May 2018

Wisdom Woman: A Retreat for the Sisterhood of SMA

Fri Apr 6, 2018: 1:00pm - Sun Apr 8, 2018: 1:00pm

Meet characters from Scripture, everyday life and from the alums of SMA.
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Total Attendees: 24 || Spots Available: 24


Bookmarks: The Grace in Aging: Awaken as You Grow Older by Kathleen Dowling Singh

Tue Apr 10, 2018: 9:30am - Tue May 22, 2018: 11:00am

Participate in an encouraging, inspiring, and practical discussion of The Grace in Aging.
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Total Attendees: 42 || Spots Available: 42


Couple's Retreat: "Memories Are Made of This"

Fri Apr 13, 2018: 6:00pm - Sat Apr 14, 2018: 7:00pm

Come to the quiet beauty of Benet House and together relive the moments of your married life that have brought you the greatest joy.
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Total Attendees: 12 || Spots Available: 12


Centering Prayer Retreat: "You Are Invited... Entering the Divine Dance"

Thu Apr 19, 2018: 4:30pm - Sun Apr 22, 2018: 1:00pm

Deepen your experience of Centering Prayer during this silent retreat.
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Total Attendees: 24 || Spots Available: 24


Friday Night In Color

Fri Apr 27, 2018: 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Looking for a relaxing activity at the end of a busy week? Bring your coloring supplies and join others for fun and sharing.
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Total Attendees: 42 || Spots Available: 42


Mother / Adult Daughter Morning: Memories

Sat Apr 28, 2018: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Love and walk with each other during our annual Mother-Adult Daughter Morning.
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Total Attendees: 42 || Spots Available: 42


June & July 2018

Women's Retreat: "Listen Carefully, My Daughter..." (RB Prologue)

Fri Jun 22, 2018: 5:30pm - Sun Jun 24, 2018: 1:00pm

This retreat will focus on the opening line of the Rule of St. Benedict.
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Total Attendees: 24 || Spots Available: 24


Silent Directed Retreat

Sun Jul 8, 2018: 4:00pm - Fri Jul 13, 2018: 4:00pm

God speaks to each of us in a multitude of ways. How well do we listen to God’s message? 3 and 5 day retreats available
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Total Attendees: 24 || Spots Available: 24


Exploring the Human Condition: A Journey to Interior Freedom and Self-Transcendence

Fri Aug 18, 2017: 4:30pm - Fri Aug 25, 2017: 4:00pm

The retreat will focus on 4 themes: The Awakening; The Human Condition and Divine Therapy; The Power of Formative Thought; and Transformation.
Read More...
Total Attendees: 14 || Spots Available: 0


The Centering Prayer Post-Intensive Retreat

Sun Aug 20, 2017: 6:00pm - Fri Aug 25, 2017: 4:00pm

An opportunity for more extensive periods of Centering Prayer to deepen the personal practice of contemplative prayer.
Read More...
Total Attendees: 14 || Spots Available: 13


Break-A-Way: Day of Prayer and Quiet

Wed Sep 6, 2017: 9:00am - Wed Jun 6, 2018: 4:00pm

Take time out from your busy! Join the Benedictine Sisters for their monthly Quiet Prayer Day.
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Total Attendees: 42 || Spots Available: 41


Centering Prayer

Wed Sep 6, 2017: 1:00pm - Wed May 23, 2018: 2:30pm

Centering Prayer is an ancient form of praying based on the words of Jesus, "When you pray, go to your inner room, close the door and pray to your Father in secret."
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Total Attendees: 19 || Spots Available: 19


12 Step Evening Book Club: Divine Therapy and Addiction: Centering Prayer and the 12 Steps

Thu Sep 7, 2017: 6:00pm - Thu Jun 7, 2018: 7:30pm

Reading and discussion will be based on Fr. Thomas Keating’s book and DVD presentations.
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Total Attendees: 42 || Spots Available: 42


Expressing the Psalms With Music and Writing

Fri Sep 8, 2017: 6:15pm - Sat Sep 9, 2017: 3:30pm

Take time to more deeply appreciate the Book of Psalms in a creative way.
Read More...
Total Attendees: 42 || Spots Available: 42


The Word Among Us

Mon Sep 11, 2017: 1:00pm - Mon May 21, 2018: 2:30pm

Read, reflect, pray and share with other committed Christians seeking to grow through the challenges of Scripture in everyday life.
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Total Attendees: 19 || Spots Available: 19


Bookmarks: My Life With the Saints by Fr. James Martin, SJ

Tue Sep 12, 2017: 9:30am - Tue Oct 24, 2017: 11:00am

Meet Joan, Bernadette, Ignatius, Peter, Francis and more saints through the experience of Fr. James.
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Total Attendees: 42 || Spots Available: 42


12 Step Morning Book Club: Breathing Underwater: A Spiritual Study of the Twelve Steps

Thu Sep 14, 2017: 6:00pm - Thu Jun 14, 2018: 7:30pm

Reading and discussion will be based on Breathing Under Water: A Spiritual Study of the Twelve Steps by Fr. Richard Rohr.
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Total Attendees: 42 || Spots Available: 42


Taizé Prayer

Thu Sep 14, 2017: 6:30pm - Thu May 10, 2018: 7:30pm

Taizé is an ecumenical sung and silent participatory prayer service designed to achieve a contemplative state through music, song and silence.
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Total Attendees: 42 || Spots Available: 42


Awe and Wonder Morning

Sat Sep 16, 2017: 10:00am - Sat May 19, 2018: 12:00pm

Join other high school youth and young adults (20’s – 30’s) for a morning of awe and wonder. This gathering includes prayer, input on a spiritual topic, time for quiet and to walk the grounds.
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Total Attendees: 42 || Spots Available: 42


Evening For Grandparents and Grandchildren: Bridges

Tue Sep 19, 2017: 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Throughout the centuries a sacred relationship has always existed between grandparents and grandchildren. However, in today’s fast-paced world it is easy for a generation gap to develop. This evening will help “bridge” that gap.
Read More...
Total Attendees: 42 || Spots Available: 42


"The Way, The Truth, The Life" (John 14:6): A Workshop for All Who Preach

Tue Sep 26, 2017: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Join Fr. R. Michael Schaab, STL, DMin. and other preachers to pause, reflect and more deeply connect with the ministry of Jesus Christ.
Read More...
Total Attendees: 42 || Spots Available: 41


Friday Night in Color

Fri Oct 6, 2017: 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Looking for a relaxing activity at the end of a busy week? Bring your coloring supplies and join others for fun and sharing.
Read More...
Total Attendees: 42 || Spots Available: 42


Catholic Social Teaching and the Current State of U.S. Politics

Wed Oct 11, 2017: 6:15pm - 8:30pm

Last year’s election completely upended U.S. politics. What does Catholic Social Teaching have to say about the current U.S. budget and social justice issues?
Read More...
Total Attendees: 42 || Spots Available: 42


Spirituality of Cancer: How One Couple Copes

Wed Oct 25, 2017: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Meet Jean and Bill Maakestad and learn how they coped with Jean’s cancer.
Read More...
Total Attendees: 42 || Spots Available: 42


The Mandala: A Pathway to One's Center

Fri Oct 27, 2017: 6:30pm - Sun Oct 29, 2017: 1:00pm

Create your own mandalas and tap into the holiness of deep listening within you and in the world around you.
Read More...
Total Attendees: 24 || Spots Available: 24


Centering Prayer Weekend Retreat

Fri Nov 3, 2017: 5:30pm - Sun Nov 5, 2017: 1:00pm

The retreat includes conferences, renewal of the method of Centering Prayer and several periods of Centering Prayer each day.
Read More...
Total Attendees: 24 || Spots Available: 24


"Dominion to Dragons: Can the Bible Teach Us How to Care for the Environment?” An Advent and Lenten series on Scripture and the Environment.

Wed Nov 29, 2017: 7:00pm - Wed Feb 28, 2018: 8:30pm


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Total Attendees: 42 || Spots Available: 42


Silent Directed Retreat: And Jesus Said to Them "Follow Me" (Mark 1:14-20)

Sun Jan 14, 2018: 4:00pm - 4:00pm

You will receive personal time with a spiritual director, in addition to daily Eucharist and opportunities for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Centering Prayer, and more. This popular retreat fills early!
Read More...
Total Attendees: 24 || Spots Available: 24


Valentine Evening for Couples: Laughter - The Language of Love

Fri Feb 9, 2018: 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Spend an evening exploring how a lighter touch and atmosphere can enhance your marriage.
Read More...
Total Attendees: 24 || Spots Available: 24


Bookmarks: Through Her Eyes: Biblical Studies on Women in Scripture edited by Deborah Spink Winters

Tue Feb 13, 2018: 9:30am - Tue Mar 27, 2018: 11:00am

Be inspired by women in scripture!!
Read More...
Total Attendees: 42 || Spots Available: 42


Lectio for Lent

Sat Feb 24, 2018: 9:00am - 11:00am

This morning retreat will provide an opportunity to reflect on the Lenten Season using the ancient form of prayer, Lectio Divina.
Read More...
Total Attendees: 42 || Spots Available: 42


Men's Retreat: Be a Builder... Build the City of God... Foundation, Mortar and Appeal

Fri Mar 2, 2018: 6:30pm - Sun Mar 4, 2018: 12:00pm

This retreat will explore the Foundation (Scripture, Tradition, Authority); the Mortar (Holy Spirit); and the Appeal (interaction of citizens).
Read More...
Total Attendees: 24 || Spots Available: 24


Portrait of a Radical: The Jesus Movement

Mon Mar 5, 2018: 6:30pm - Mon Mar 19, 2018: 8:00pm

Embrace Lent through this Monday evening DVD series featuring three provocative theologians (Richard Rohr, Huston Smith and Allen Dwight Callahan).
Read More...
Total Attendees: 20 || Spots Available: 20


A Lenten Evening for Families: "A Walk With Jesus Through Holy Week"

Tue Mar 6, 2018: 5:30pm - 8:00pm

The evening will consist of stories, activities and a chance to make your own family Holy Week calendar.
Read More...
Total Attendees: 42 || Spots Available: 42


Wisdom Woman: A Retreat for the Sisterhood of SMA

Fri Apr 6, 2018: 1:00pm - Sun Apr 8, 2018: 1:00pm

Meet characters from Scripture, everyday life and from the alums of SMA.
Read More...
Total Attendees: 24 || Spots Available: 24


Couple's Retreat: "Memories Are Made of This"

Fri Apr 13, 2018: 6:00pm - Sat Apr 14, 2018: 7:00pm

Come to the quiet beauty of Benet House and together relive the moments of your married life that have brought you the greatest joy.
Read More...
Total Attendees: 12 || Spots Available: 12


Centering Prayer Retreat: "You Are Invited... Entering the Divine Dance"

Thu Apr 19, 2018: 4:30pm - Sun Apr 22, 2018: 1:00pm

Deepen your experience of Centering Prayer during this silent retreat.
Read More...
Total Attendees: 24 || Spots Available: 24


Friday Night In Color

Fri Apr 27, 2018: 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Looking for a relaxing activity at the end of a busy week? Bring your coloring supplies and join others for fun and sharing.
Read More...
Total Attendees: 42 || Spots Available: 42


Mother / Adult Daughter Morning: Memories

Sat Apr 28, 2018: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Love and walk with each other during our annual Mother-Adult Daughter Morning.
Read More...
Total Attendees: 42 || Spots Available: 42


Women's Retreat: "Listen Carefully, My Daughter..." (RB Prologue)

Fri Jun 22, 2018: 5:30pm - Sun Jun 24, 2018: 1:00pm

This retreat will focus on the opening line of the Rule of St. Benedict.
Read More...
Total Attendees: 24 || Spots Available: 24


Silent Directed Retreat

Sun Jul 8, 2018: 4:00pm - Fri Jul 13, 2018: 4:00pm

God speaks to each of us in a multitude of ways. How well do we listen to God’s message? 3 and 5 day retreats available
Read More...
Total Attendees: 24 || Spots Available: 24