Spirituality Center●Studium Offerings: January 2022

Join the Spirituality Center●Studium team for a variety of programs and retreats this January!

Rainbow Support Evening

Parents/allies/friends and GLBTQ+ persons gather to pray, share stories and support each other. Confidentiality is maintained. Free will offering accepted.

Date: Thursday, January 13, 7–9 p.m.
Facilitators: Myrna Ohmann and Eunice Antony, OSB

Psalms for Today: Touching the Scars of the World

Can the psalms be authentic voices of prayer in our contemporary world? How can we recover their richness for ourselves? This three-session workshop moves us from an understanding of the psalms in their ancient origins to their relevance for Christians today. Through presentations, practice and time for participant interaction, we will reflect on these and other questions.

Dates: Mondays, January 17, 24, 31
Time: 9–11 a.m.
Facilitator: Christian Morris, OSB
Fee: $175

Book Discussion on A New Climate for Christology: Kenosis, Climate Change, and Befriending Nature by Sallie McFague (Virtual)

This book discussion provides an exploration of ways an evolutionary view of creation enriches our understanding of God’s relationship with the natural world and our relationship as human beings with the community of creation. Reflection on how that understanding calls us to change our ways of engaging with creation. Participants will need to purchase their own copy of the book.

This is a virtual program, so participants will need access to a computer with camera, smart phone, tablet or any other device with Zoom capability.

Dates: Tuesdays, January 25, February 1, 8, and Thursday, February 17
Time: 9:30–11 a.m.
Facilitators: Katherine Howard, OSB, and Josue Behnen, OSB
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, January 18
Limit: 8 participants, minimum of 2 participants
Fee: $35

Creative Visio Divina (Virtual)

Stop. LOOK. Listen. Pray without saying a word! In this three-hour workshop, you will learn about visio divina (prayerful seeing) and explore how the simple act of looking can be prayer. Visio divina is looking at images, color, nature—allowing God to touch us through our sense of sight. Pat Pickett will supply materials to help you create your own visio(s). This workshop is perfect for anyone interested in learning about a new way to pray. Registration is due Friday, January 21, to allow for materials to be sent.

Date: Saturday, January 29, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Facilitator: Pat Pickett, OblSB
Fee: $90

This is a virtual program, so participants will need access to a computer with camera, smart phone, tablet or any other device with Zoom capability.