A School of Benedictine Spirituality

(320) 363-7172 or benedictineschool@csbsju.edu 

For persons seeking to learn the Benedictine way for daily living

Saint Benedict of Nursia was a visionary who saw life as a journey of seeking God. He shared his insights in a small book called The Rule of Benedict. His Rule is based on the values of Jesus Christ that he integrated into a way of life we know as The Benedictine Way.

We intend to establish a school for the Lord's Service ... RB Prol 45

statue of benedict 1.jpgThis School offers support for spiritual growth, guidance for living the gospel, and a community for learning.

The Sisters of Saint Benedict invite you to become a part of the School of Benedictine Spirituality and join other seekers in exploring the dynamic world of the Benedictine way.

The School provides four courses, each of which will include 16 hours of class time. Courses will be offered in a variety of formats.

A minimum class size is eight and a maximum is 20 students.

Volunteers and oblates, please call (320) 363-7172 or e-mail benedictineschool@csbsju.edu to learn about discounted rates. Some restrictions apply.

 

Courses

*New Course*

God Is Speaking Today: Are You Listening?

"Listen with the ear of your heart … welcome it and put it into practice" (Rule of Benedict, Prol.1). To what are we invited to listen? How do we welcome what we hear? How do we decide what to put into practice? This course will study some of St. Benedict’s principles and guidance that can support all people who want to live as disciples of Christ.” This course will be offered Winter 2018 Instructor: Mary Reuter, OSB

Online Registration Now Open:

Winter 2018

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*New Course*

Praying the Psalms

Praying the Psalms is a course incorporating both study and prayerful reflection on the psalms. The psalms are an essential element in Benedictine life and monastic spirituality and to the liturgies of the church.This course will be offered Spring 2018. Instructor: Theresa Schumacher, OSB

Online Registration Now Open:

Spring 2018

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Living Benedictine Values introduces The Rule of Benedict as a guide to living a committed life that integrates gospel values such as prayer, hospitality, community, respect for all creation and beauty. Benedictine spiritual practices such Liturgy of the Hours, lectio divina and spiritual companioning will be introduced. This course will be offered Fall 2017 and Spring 2018.  Instructor: Mary Reuter, OSB

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Fall 2017

Spring 2018

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Lectio Divina (prayerful reading) explores a way of prayer as a central spiritual practice of the monastic tradition. Participants will learn to listen with the ear of their heart to scripture and other aspects of their lives to help them discover God’s presence and action (Rule of Benedict). This practice is one of the Church’s treasures gifted through the ages by Benedictines. Information about next available course will be posted soon. Instructor: Hélène Mercier, OSB

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Spirituality of the Benedictine Tradition covers the sweep of the Benedictine tradition from the 6th century to the present and examines its impact on the development of Western monasticism and Christian spirituality. Leading figures from the tradition will be introduced as spiritual guides along with the study of selected formative texts that they authored. The art, music and architecture of the tradition will also be represented. Instructor: Ephrem Hollermann, OSB. This course will be offered in Winter 2018.

Online  Registration Now Open:

Winter 2018

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Faculty

Mary Reuter, OSB, PhD
Ephrem Hollermann, OSB, PhD
Hélène Mercier, OSB, MA
Theresa Schumacher, OSB, MA

Spiritual Companioning Consultant

Josue Behnen, OSB, MA