Lenten Liturgies, Programs and Retreats

Join the monastic community to celebrate the sacred season of Lent. There are a variety of opportunities to celebrate with us, including liturgies and retreats and programs at the Spirituality Center•Studium.

Liturgy

Wednesday, February 14 • Ash Wednesday Eucharist

  • Prepared by CSB Campus Ministry, distribution of ashes will take place at 12 p.m. in Sacred Heart Chapel.
  • Eucharist and distribution of ashes will take place at 5 p.m. in Sacred Heart Chapel.

Sunday Lenten Liturgies • February 18, 25, March 3, 10, 17, 24

Eucharist will take place at 10:30 a.m. in Sacred Heart Chapel.

Programs and Retreats at the Spirituality Center•Studium

Lenten Reflections: Listening With the Eyes and Ears of the Heart (In Person)

During Lent, we prepare ourselves to see, hear and thus participate in the Paschal mystery of our faith. We will explore art and poetry as gateways to seeing and hearing with the eyes of our hearts. Each week, we will reflect on a step of the Paschal mystery in preparation for Easter: naming our deaths, claiming our births, living into a new reality—without clinging to the old.

Dates: Wednesdays, February 14 (Ash Wednesday), 21, 28, March 6
Times: 9–11 a.m.
Facilitator: Becky Van Ness, OblSB, Former Director of the Spiritual Direction Certificate Program at Saint John’s School Of Theology
Limit: 12 participants
Fee: $120

Lenten Reflections: Listening With the Eyes and Ears of the Heart (Virtual)

During Lent, we prepare ourselves to see, hear and thus participate in the Paschal mystery of our faith. We will explore art and poetry as gateways to seeing and hearing with the eyes of our hearts. Each week, we will reflect on a step of the Paschal mystery in preparation for Easter: naming our deaths, claiming our births, living into a new reality—without clinging to the old.

Participants will need access to a computer with camera, smart phone, tablet, or any other device with Zoom capability.

Dates: Thursdays, February 15, 22, 29, March 7
Times: 7–9 p.m.
Facilitator: Becky Van Ness, OblSB, Former Director of the Spiritual Direction Certificate Program at Saint John’s School Of Theology
Limit: 12 participants
Fee: $90

Sacred Pause Lenten Prayer | In Person

Gather to share common prayer of lectio divina (prayerful reading) using the Gospels of the Sundays of Lent. During the in-person sessions, prayer is followed by a simple shared meal and fellowship. Optional meeting with a sister spiritual companion for 30 minutes each week of Lent is available.

Dates: Thursdays, February 15, 22, 29, March 7, 14, 21
Times: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Facilitators: Mary Catherine Holicky, OSB, and Eunice Antony, OSB
Limit: 8 participants
Fee: $90

Sacred Pause Lenten Prayer | Virtual

Gather to share common prayer of lectio divina (prayerful reading) using the Gospels of the Sundays of Lent. During the in-person sessions, prayer is followed by a simple shared meal and fellowship. Optional meeting with a sister spiritual companion for 30 minutes each week of Lent is available.

Participants will need access to a computer with camera, smart phone, tablet, or any other device with Zoom capability.

Dates: Wednesdays, February 21, 28, March 6, 13, 20
Time: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Facilitators: Mary Catherine Holicky, OSB, and Eunice Antony, OSB
Limit: 6 participants
Fee: $50

Lenten Intensive Centering Prayer Retreat

This is an all-silent retreat with several periods of Centering Prayer and an optional teaching session with group reflection each day.

Dates: Friday, March 1, 7 p.m., through Sunday, March 3, 1 p.m.
Facilitator: Hélène Mercier, OSB
Limit: 10 participants
Fee: $250 (includes meals and overnight accommodations)

The Sacred TRIDUUM

Walk with Jesus from the table of the Last Supper to the foot of the cross and to the empty tomb. Join the monastic community in silence, liturgies and meals as we observe these sacred days. A daily lectio for each specific liturgy will foster greater participation in the Triduum services.

Dates: Thursday, March 28, 3 p.m., through Easter Sunday, March 31, 1 p.m.
Facilitators: Spirituality Center Staff
Limit: 8 participants
Fee: $325 (includes meals and overnight accommodations)