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August 2019

"THE DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL": The Night of Sense, The Night of Spirit

Fri Aug 16, 2019: 4:30pm - Sun Aug 18, 2019: 1:00pm

In this weekend retreat, we will explore how St. John of The Cross charts the fundamental journey of the human spirit where no words satisfy.
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The Centering Prayer Post Intensive Retreat

The Centering Prayer Post Intensive Retreat

Sun Aug 18, 2019: 6:00pm - Fri Aug 23, 2019: 4:00pm

The Post Intensive Retreat focuses on complete silence for the duration of the retreat with no educational component presented.
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Drumming Circle

Fri Aug 23, 2019: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

This is an Ongoing Retreat with regular meetings.
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September 2019


Centering Prayer

Wed Sep 4, 2019: 1:00pm - Wed Sep 25, 2019: 2:30pm

This is an Ongoing Retreat with regular meetings. Wednesdays, Sept. 4, 11, 18, and 25; 1-2:30 pm
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Break-A-Way: Day of Prayer and Quiet

Wed Sep 4, 2019: 9:00am - 4:00pm

This is an Ongoing Retreat with regular meetings.
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The Word Among Us

Mon Sep 9, 2019: 1:00pm - Mon Sep 23, 2019: 2:30pm

This is an Ongoing Retreat with regular meetings. Mondays, Sept. 9 and 23; 1-2:30 pm
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Taizé

Thu Sep 12, 2019: 6:30pm - 7:30pm


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Drumming Circle

Fri Sep 20, 2019: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

This is an Ongoing Retreat with regular meetings.
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Introduction to Centering Prayer

Introduction to Centering Prayer

Sat Sep 21, 2019: 10:00am - 3:00pm

This is designed to help ground individuals in the practice, to provide a forum for reviewing and discussing the introductory material, and to be a kind of support group for the prayer practice.
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October 2019

The Practice of Tai Chi-Qigong

The Practice of Tai Chi-Qigong

Tue Oct 1, 2019: 9:30am - 11:45am

Interested in learning more about the “moving meditation” of Tai Chi and Qigong, and why leading medical centers such as the Mayo Clinic and Harvard Medical School recommend these practices to calm the mind, increase energy, and improve overall health?
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Bookmarks: Henri Nouwen Reading Group

Tue Oct 1, 2019: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

This is an Ongoing Retreat with regular meetings.
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Centering Prayer

Wed Oct 2, 2019: 1:00pm - Wed Oct 30, 2019: 2:30pm

This is an Ongoing Retreat with regular meetings. Wednesdays, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30; 1-2:30 pm
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Break-A-Way: Day of Prayer and Quiet

Wed Oct 2, 2019: 9:00am - 4:00pm

This is an Ongoing Retreat with regular meetings.
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Vesper Time: Aging With Gratitude

Vesper Time: Aging With Gratitude

Tue Oct 8, 2019: 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Frank addresses the yearning among elders for continued growth, expansiveness of heart, improvement of mind, and a meaningful understanding of our lives.
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The Word Among Us

Mon Oct 14, 2019: 1:00pm - Mon Oct 28, 2019: 2:30pm

This is an Ongoing Retreat with regular meetings. Mondays, Oct. 4 and 28; 1-2:30 pm
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Boundless Compassion Book Study

Boundless Compassion Book Study

Thu Oct 10, 2019: 1:00pm - Thu Nov 21, 2019: 2:30pm

In Boundless Compassion bestselling and award-winning author and retreat leader Joyce Rupp provides the words to develop compassion in yourself as never before. Boundless Compassion is the culmination of Joyce’s research and work for the past decade.
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Taizé

Thu Oct 10, 2019: 6:30pm - 7:30pm

This is an Ongoing Retreat with regular meetings.
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Drumming Circle

Fri Oct 18, 2019: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

This is an Ongoing Retreat with regular meetings.
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Encountering the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Encountering the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Fri Oct 25, 2019: 4:30pm - Sat Oct 26, 2019: 4:00pm

The tradition of the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ has exercised enormous influence in the Catholic Church for about three hundred years. St. Pope John Paul II has been called “the Pope of the Sacred Heart.”
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November 2019


Bookmarks: Henri Nouwen Reading Group

Tue Nov 5, 2019: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

This is an Ongoing Retreat with regular meetings.
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Centering Prayer

Wed Nov 6, 2019: 1:00pm - Wed Nov 27, 2019: 2:30pm

This is an Ongoing Retreat with regular meetings. Wednesdays, Nov. 6, 13, 20, and 27; 1-2:30 pm
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The Central Theme of the Bible: Divine Generosity

The Central Theme of the Bible: Divine Generosity

Fri Nov 8, 2019: 4:30pm - Sat Nov 9, 2019: 4:00pm

It is Divine Generosity which can move religion beyond the bad and tired drama of reward and punishment; which can move us into religion beyond a list of “requirements” to a religion of real transformation of consciousness.
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The Word Among Us

Mon Nov 11, 2019: 1:00pm - Mon Nov 25, 2019: 2:30pm

This is an Ongoing Retreat with regular meetings. Mondays, Nov. 11 and 25; 1-2:30 pm
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Cultivating Gratitude

Cultivating Gratitude

Thu Nov 14, 2019: 10:00am - 3:30pm

How can we live every day with love, peace and gratitude? Discover hidden blessings in challenges and transform them into gifts of gratitude.
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Taizé

Thu Nov 14, 2019: 6:30pm - 7:30pm

This is an Ongoing Retreat with regular meetings.
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Voices to be Heard: The Call to Courage with Brene Brown

Voices to be Heard: The Call to Courage with Brene Brown

Thu Nov 21, 2019: 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Perhaps you have seen this 2019 Netflix special by Brené Brown or maybe you haven’t. Either way – considering joining Sr. Bobbi for an evening on ‘The Call to Courage’.
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December 2019

Bookmarks: Henri Nouwen Reading Group

Tue Dec 3, 2019: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

This is an Ongoing Retreat with regular meetings.
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The Word Among Us

Mon Dec 9, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:30pm

This is an Ongoing Retreat with regular meetings.
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Centering Prayer

Wed Dec 11, 2019: 1:00pm - Wed Dec 18, 2019: 2:30pm

This is an Ongoing Retreat with regular meetings. Wednesdays, Dec. 11 and 18; 1-2:30 pm
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Taizé

Thu Dec 12, 2019: 6:30pm - 7:30pm

This is an Ongoing Retreat with regular meetings.
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Veteran's Retreat: Compassion to Self- A 24-Hr Retreat

Veteran's Retreat: Compassion to Self- A 24-Hr Retreat

Fri Dec 6, 2019: 4:30pm - Sat Dec 7, 2019: 5:00pm

Based on the Boundless Compassion writings and teachings of Sr. Joyce Rupp, this retreat is about exploring and reflecting on Compassion to Self.
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Introduction to Power Animals

Introduction to Power Animals

Sat Dec 14, 2019: 9:00am - 2:00pm

Getting a sense of your power animal can help you identify what you are truly about. A power animal is part of you and helps you build power and focus energy. We need to relearn how to know ourselves in this way.
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Drumming Circle

Fri Dec 20, 2019: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

This is an Ongoing Retreat with regular meetings.
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January 2020

Bookmarks: Henri Nouwen Reading Group

Tue Jan 7, 2020: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

This is an Ongoing Retreat with regular meetings.
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Centering Prayer

Wed Jan 8, 2020: 1:00pm - Wed Jan 29, 2020: 2:30pm

This is an Ongoing Retreat with regular meetings. Wednesdays, Jan. 8, 15, 22 and 29; 1-2:30 pm
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Taizé

Thu Jan 9, 2020: 6:30pm - 7:30pm

This is an Ongoing Retreat with regular meetings.
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The Word Among Us

Mon Jan 13, 2020: 1:00pm - Mon Jan 27, 2020: 2:30pm

This is an Ongoing Retreat with regular meetings. Mondays, Jan. 13 and 27; 1-2:30 pm
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Voices to be Heard: Daughters of the Forest

Voices to be Heard: Daughters of the Forest

Thu Jan 16, 2020: 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Paraguay’s rainforest is in crisis. This vital resource for the country is nearly extinct. How does this impact the people? What can be done to reverse it? Join Sr. Bobbi to watch the documentary, Daughters of the Forest and learn.
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Drumming Circle

Fri Jan 17, 2020: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

This is an Ongoing Retreat with regular meetings.
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Silent Directed Retreat: John Testifies About Jesus (Jn 1:29-34)

Silent Directed Retreat: John Testifies About Jesus (Jn 1:29-34)

Sun Jan 19, 2020: 4:00pm - Wed Jan 22, 2020: 4:00pm

Register now for this popular retreat which fills early. The Scriptural focus is based on John the Baptist who testifies about Jesus, so all believe He is the One sent by God.
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February 2020

Bookmarks: Henri Nouwen Reading Group

Tue Feb 4, 2020: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

This is an Ongoing Retreat with regular meetings.
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Break-A-Way: Day of Prayer and Quiet

Wed Feb 5, 2020: 9:00am - 4:00pm

This is an Ongoing Retreat with regular meetings.
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Centering Prayer

Wed Feb 5, 2020: 1:00pm - Wed Feb 26, 2020: 2:30pm

This is an Ongoing Retreat with regular meetings. Wednesdays, Feb. 5, 12, 19 and 26; 1-2:30 pm
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Peacemaking

Peacemaking

Thu Feb 6, 2020: 9:00am - 3:30pm

The day will focus on the power within us and see how we can create a world of solidarity and peace based on justice and love.
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Prayer and Poetry- A 24-Hr Retreat

Prayer and Poetry- A 24-Hr Retreat

Fri Feb 7, 2020: 4:30pm - Sat Feb 8, 2020: 4:00pm

Misty will include the poetry of Mary Oliver and other favorites. It will begin with a relaxed evening of reading, writing, and sharing. Saturday will be a full day with morning discussion of poetry and form, image and line, the essential “tools.”
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The Word Among Us

Mon Feb 10, 2020: 1:00pm - Mon Feb 24, 2020: 2:30pm

This is an Ongoing Retreat with regular meetings. Mondays, Feb. 10 and 24; 1-2:30 pm
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Breathing Under Water: A Spiritual Study of the Twelve Steps

Breathing Under Water: A Spiritual Study of the Twelve Steps

Mon Feb 17, 2020: 1:00pm - Mon May 11, 2020: 2:30pm

This book study offers an opportunity to refresh and re-apply 12 Step guiding principles to my life.” Richard Rohr often says, "We do not think ourselves into new ways of being; we live ourselves into new ways of thinking."
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Taizé

Thu Feb 13, 2020: 6:30pm - 7:30pm

This is an Ongoing Retreat with regular meetings.
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Spiritual Practices for Dealing with Depression

Spiritual Practices for Dealing with Depression

Tue Feb 18, 2020: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Does February ever end? In these grey days of never ending winter, the depression one experiences can grow longer, too. This workshop will discuss an understanding of depression and provide tools and practices to help hold a weary heart.
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Drumming Circle

Fri Feb 21, 2020: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

This is an Ongoing Retreat with regular meetings.
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Boundless Compassion Book Study

Boundless Compassion Book Study

Thu Feb 27, 2020: 9:30am - Thu Apr 2, 2020: 11:30am

Through this 6-week personal transformation process for developing and deepening compassion we are nudged, encouraged and inspired to grow in the kind of love that motivated Jesus’ life and his mission for his disciples.
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March 2020

Bookmarks: Henri Nouwen Reading Group

Tue Mar 3, 2020: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

This is an Ongoing Retreat with regular meetings.
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Break-A-Way: Day of Prayer and Quiet

Wed Mar 4, 2020: 9:00am - 4:00pm

This is an Ongoing Retreat with regular meetings.
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Centering Prayer

Wed Mar 4, 2020: 1:00pm - Wed Mar 25, 2020: 2:30pm

This is an Ongoing Retreat with regular meetings. Wednesdays, Mar. 4, 11, 18 and 25; 1-2:30 pm
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The Word Among Us

Mon Mar 9, 2020: 1:00pm - Mon Mar 23, 2020: 2:30pm

This is an Ongoing Retreat with regular meetings. Mondays, Mar. 9 and 23; 1-2:30 pm
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Taizé

Thu Mar 12, 2020: 6:30pm - 7:30pm

This is an Ongoing Retreat with regular meetings.
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Voices to be Heard:  Women Activists in History

Voices to be Heard: Women Activists in History

Thu Mar 19, 2020: 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Celebrate Women in History Month with an evening presentation and discussion led by Dr. Katy Strzepek, Director of Women and Gender Studies at St. Ambrose University, and her students.
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Drumming Circle

Fri Mar 20, 2020: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

This is an Ongoing Retreat with regular meetings.
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Working With The Sacred Medicine Wheel

Working With The Sacred Medicine Wheel

Sat Mar 21, 2020: 9:00am - 3:00pm

The Medicine Wheel has been used by many cultures for thousands of years. This Wheel, this circle, provides a focusing tool for understanding yourself, and healing life challenges. It is then that you can go out into the world and help others.
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April 2020

Break-A-Way: Day of Prayer and Quiet

Wed Apr 1, 2020: 9:00am - 4:00pm

This is an Ongoing Retreat with regular meetings.
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Centering Prayer

Wed Apr 1, 2020: 1:00pm - Wed Apr 29, 2020: 2:30pm

This is an Ongoing Retreat with regular meetings. Wednesdays, Apr. 1, 8 15, 22 and 29; 1-2:30 pm
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Centering Prayer Retreat: Christ Our Center

Centering Prayer Retreat: Christ Our Center

Thu Apr 2, 2020: 4:30pm - Sun Apr 5, 2020: 1:00pm

Deepen your experience of Centering Prayer during this silent retreat. In addition to periods of Centering Prayer, there will be daily teachings, opportunities to pray Lectio Divina, and individual conferences.
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Bookmarks: Henri Nouwen Reading Group

Tue Apr 7, 2020: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

This is an Ongoing Retreat with regular meetings.
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The Word Among Us

Mon Apr 13, 2020: 1:00pm - Mon Apr 27, 2020: 2:30pm

This is an Ongoing Retreat with regular meetings. Mondays, Apr. 13 and 27; 1-2:30 pm
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Drumming Circle

Fri Apr 24, 2020: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

This is an Ongoing Retreat with regular meetings.
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May 2020

Bookmarks: Henri Nouwen Reading Group

Tue May 5, 2020: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

This is an Ongoing Retreat with regular meetings.
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Break-A-Way: Day of Prayer and Quiet

Wed May 6, 2020: 9:00am - 4:00pm

This is an Ongoing Retreat with regular meetings.
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Centering Prayer

Wed May 6, 2020: 1:00pm - Wed May 27, 2020: 2:30pm

This is an Ongoing Retreat with regular meetings. Wednesdays, May 6, 13, 20 and 27; 1-2:30 pm
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The Word Among Us

Mon May 11, 2020: 1:00pm - 2:30pm

This is an Ongoing Retreat with regular meetings.
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Taizé

Thu May 14, 2020: 6:30pm - 7:30pm

This is an Ongoing Retreat with regular meetings.
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Drumming Circle

Fri May 22, 2020: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

This is an Ongoing Retreat with regular meetings.
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Voices to be Heard: Silent Killer

Voices to be Heard: Silent Killer

Thu May 21, 2020: 6:30pm - 8:00pm

The state of hunger in the world can leave us feeling helpless. While hunger is a devastating condition there are individuals working together to eradicate it.
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June 2020

Bookmarks: Henri Nouwen Reading Group

Tue Jun 2, 2020: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

This is an Ongoing Retreat with regular meetings.
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Break-A-Way: Day of Prayer and Quiet

Wed Jun 3, 2020: 9:00am - 4:00pm

This is an Ongoing Retreat with regular meetings.
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Centering Prayer

Wed Jun 3, 2020: 1:00pm - Wed Jun 24, 2020: 2:30pm

This is an Ongoing Retreat with regular meetings. Wednesdays, June 3, 10, 17 and 24; 1-2:30 pm
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Men's Retreat: Being Men of Hope (Jer. 29:11)

Men's Retreat: Being Men of Hope (Jer. 29:11)

Fri Jun 26, 2020: 6:30pm - Sun Jun 28, 2020: 12:00pm

Fr. Jim Bracke returns to lead another Men’s Retreat, ‘Being Men of Hope’. Using the Prophet Jeremiah, Fr. Jim will lead the men in a renewal of God’s promise to them.
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July 2020

Centering Prayer

Wed Jul 1, 2020: 1:00pm - Wed Jul 29, 2020: 2:30pm

This is an Ongoing Retreat with regular meetings. Wednesdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29; 1-2:30 pm
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Drumming Circle

Wed Jun 17, 2020: 6:00pm - Fri Jul 17, 2020: 8:00pm

This is an Ongoing Retreat with regular meetings.
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Silent Directed Retreat

Silent Directed Retreat

Sun Jul 12, 2020: 4:00pm - Fri Jul 17, 2020: 4:00pm

God speaks to each of us in a multitude of ways. How well do we listen to God’s message? How do we respond? Take time to listen to God and, perhaps, deepen your listening skills on these few days in July.
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Retreats Coming in 2020-2021

God Is Love: The Heart of All Creation - August 2020

Fri Aug 14, 2020: 5:30pm - Sat Aug 22, 2020: 1:00pm

Susan Komis returns to lead a unique 8-day silent Centering Prayer Intensive Retreat.
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A Celebration of Hope - September 2020

Fri Sep 11, 2020: 5:30pm - Sun Sep 13, 2020: 1:00pm

We are pleased to welcome Sr. Melannie Svoboda to Benet House for another engaging retreat.
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12 Step Retreat - September 2020

Fri Sep 25, 2020: 5:30pm - Sun Sep 27, 2020: 1:00pm

Sr. Kerry Larkin, OSM, will offer a weekend 12 Step retreat for individuals in recovery from addictions.
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Reclaiming the Sense of Wonder: A Vision for Advent - November 2020

Fri Nov 20, 2020: 5:30pm - Sun Nov 22, 2020: 1:00pm

Benet House once again welcomes Judith Valente, award-winning author, print and broadcast journalist, poet and essayist for a weekend Advent retreat.
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