Spirituality Center●Studium Offerings: April 2021

The Sacred TRIDUUM

Walk with Jesus from the table of the Last Supper to the foot of the cross and to the empty tomb! Experience the extravagant love and mercy of God in the readings of the liturgical mysteries, along with a daily reflection, on Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday, leading to the Easter Vigil.

Date: Thursday, April 1, through Holy Saturday, April 3
Time: 10–11 a.m.
Facilitator: Julie Schleper, OSB
Fee: $75

Bread for the Journey: Prayer as Nourishment for the Soul

These four sessions exploring the Christian tradition of prayer and ways of praying are for those who pray, want to pray, used to pray, think they cannot pray, want to return to a life of prayer—wherever you are on the path of life. Sessions will include short input times followed by participants’ reflections and responses. Participants will need a copy of Twelve Keys to Prayer by Jerome Kodell (Collegeville).

Dates: Wednesdays, April 7, 14, 21, 28
Time: 9:30–11 a.m.
Facilitators: Bridgette Powers, OSB, Christian Morris, OSB, and Katherine Howard, OSB
Limit: 8 participants
Fee: $20

Prayer in Troubled Times: Easter—New Life After COVID?

How might we understand the pandemic in light of the meaning of Lent and Easter? How might Lent and Easter take on new meaning this year as a result of the pandemic? You are invited to join us for this 20-minute online worship service that will include spoken and sung prayers, scripture, poetry, and intercessions. There is no fee and no limit on number of participants. Year after year, we Christians sing the glorious Easter hymns about life triumphing over death: Jesus rose from the grave, and we will rise to new life as he did. But Easter is not only about life after our one-time physical death. The Good News of Jesus’ resurrection is that love wins out over hatred and evil even in this present life. New life is born out of our negative experiences, out of the disappointments and pains of daily life. If we assimilate the meaning of Easter, how might we experience new life even in the midst of COVID? This worship service will be posted on our YouTube channel on Sunday, April 11, at 7 p.m.

Facilitator: Delores Dufner, OSB

Rainbow Support Evening

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

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

All offerings through the Spirituality Center●Studium will be held virtually as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to participate in these virtual offerings, participants will need access to a device such as a computer with a webcam, iPad, or other tablet. You can register online or call (320) 363-7112.