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 each week of Advent.
Dates: Thursdays, December 2, 9, 16
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Facilitators: Mary Catherine Holicky, OSB, and Eunice Antony, OSB
Limit: 8 participants
A Journey With Mary and Joseph
Pope Francis chose to open and close the “Year of St. Joseph” on Mary’s feast day, December 8. Reflecting on his Apostolic Letter, Patris Corde (With a Father’s Love), we will explore how the virtues of St. Joseph mirror the virtues of Mary. We will discover how Mary and Joseph faced troubling times with courage and self-sacrificing love and thus, allow their lives to inspire our lives.
Date: Wednesday, December 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Facilitator: Julie Schleper, OSB
Fee: $120 (includes noon meal at the monastery)
The Celtic Way and the Healing of the Earth
The ancient Celtic Christians of Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England brought together realities that are often separated or fragmented in our world. But because of the human longing for wholeness, the Celtic spirit, silenced for many centuries, is now reemerging as a way to heal the disastrous split between humans and the natural world. Guided by Celtic writing, music, art and the worlds around and within us, we will write prayers, blessings, chants, stories, poems. We will read and respond to each other’s work and put together a little collection of our writing.
Dates: Saturdays, December 11 and 18
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Facilitator: Mara Faulkner, OSB
Limit: 12 participants
All programs are offered in person at the Spirituality Center, unless indicated. If an offering is indicated as virtual, it will take place via Zoom. Virtual participants will need access to a computer with camera, smart phone, tablet or any other device with Zoom capability. All programs and re-treats take place at central time (CT).