December Offerings at the Spirituality Center●Studium

Join the Spirituality Center●Studium at one of our December programs or retreats!

Celebrating the Season of Advent
It is easy to get wrapped up in shopping, writing cards, cooking, baking, decorating and gathering with family and friends during the busy days before Christmas. In her wisdom, Holy Mother Church provides us with the opportunity during the season of Advent to prepare our minds and hearts for celebrating with joy and renewed understanding the wondrous event we celebrate, the incarnation of our God as a member of our human family. On this first Monday of Advent, participants will reflect on the Gospels of Matthew and Luke as we prepare for the Nativity of Christ in our lives. Participants may wish to bring their personal Bibles to this session.

Prayerful Pause: Advent Tending
Gather to share common prayer of lectio divina (prayerful reading) using the Gospels of the Sundays of Advent, followed by a shared meal and fellowship. Meet with a sister spiritual companion for 30 minutes during each week of Advent.

Sacred Circle Gathering
Using the Sacred Circle principles, we engage in deep listening within small circles of six to eight people and share the stories of our lives to gain insight and to give meaning to our lives. An intentional circle of caring and confidentiality provides us with new perspectives for our own personal journeys. Leadership is shared among all circle members.

Spiritual R & R Day
“Come away and rest awhile” (Mark 6:31). Throughout the Gospels, Jesus encourages his disciples to take time away to let their souls catch up with their bodies. The Spiritual R & R Day offers time for quiet prayer, reflection, reading, walking, resting and meeting with a spiritual director, if desired. Group prayer begins and ends the day. Midday prayer with the sisters at the Oratory and noon meal with the sisters at the monastery are also options.