The Dark Night of the Soul and Centering Prayer

If Centering Prayer is part of your spiritual practice, these two retreats are perfect for you.

Read more | Comments (0) | May 30, 2019

The Rise of Christianity

Each day, we face fear and uncertainty - yet united in a community of faith, Christians have risen above that fear for centuries.

Read more | Comments (0) | May 27, 2019

Silent Directed Retreats

Deepen your faith with silent prayer and spiritual direction. Three and five day Silent Directed Retreats are coming to Benet House Retreat Center in July. Will you join us?

Read more | Comments (0) | May 23, 2019

Special Retreats for Women and Men

In June, we will host two special weekend retreats: the Wisdom Woman retreat for women, and the Believing and Living as God's Beloved Sons Today retreat for men. Spend a weekend at Benet House, focusing on your faith and spiritual growth!

Read more | Comments (0) | May 20, 2019

Mary at the Empty Tomb - An Easter Reflection

Sr. Marianne's reflection on John 20: 11-18, as Mary Magdalene searches for Jesus and, instead, Jesus finds her.

Read more | Comments (0) | May 17, 2019

A Prayer for Those Seeking God

Sr. Marianne has written a beautiful prayer for those seeking God, seeking meaning, and feeling the call to Benedictine life.

Read more | Comments (0) | May 16, 2019

Riding the Wind - An Easter Reflection

It is a busy and challenging time to be a follower of Jesus. Sr. Bobbi reflects on embracing one's faith and supporting the community.

Read more | Comments (0) | May 15, 2019

Grieving Through the Seasons

The death of a loved one, friend, or co-worker can be difficult to weather alone. While to world continues to turn, you may feel “stuck” in a rut of grief. However, nature’s natural cycles have lessons to teach us about rhythm and change. We still have space for more attendees at a special “Grieving Through the Seasons” retreat this Saturday, May 18th.

Read more | Comments (0) | May 13, 2019

Walking to Emmaus? (Lk 24:13-33)

This is one of my favorite Easter stories because it is so down to earth.

Read more | Comments (0) | May 10, 2019

How Has God Commissioned You?

I was home this weekend and went to Mass at Holy Spirit Parish in Dubuque. Fr. Thilenius was giving his homily and it gave me something to ponder. He talked about how in the gospel Jesus questions Peter by asking “Do you love me ?” three times. This was the way Peter could show he still loved and believed even though the night that Jesus was arrested, Peter denied Jesus three times. Then Jesus again commissioned Peter again.

Read more | Comments (0) | May 08, 2019