You are invited to enter this holy season where darkness is a companion of light and light brings us to hope.
O God of darkness and light, you come into our nights and days in Christ your Son. Keep us watchful and alert for the dawn of his presence each day so that we may welcome him when he comes in our final hour and at the end of time. Amen.
Katherine Howard, OSB, “Daily Reflections for Advent & Christmas, Waiting in Joyful Hope” 2005–06, page 3. Used with permission.
This retreat opens via Zoom on Sunday, November 29, at 7 p.m. Each morning, November 30, December 1 and December 2 at 9 a.m., we will gather via Zoom for a time of shared prayer. Monday through Wednesday, you will have scheduled time to meet with your spiritual companion. This time will be mutually agreed upon by companion and retreatant.
Dates: Sunday, November 29, through Wednesday, December 2
Facilitators: Josue Behnen, OSB, and Mary Catherine Holicky, OSB
Limit: 10 participants
Fee: $125. Registration and payment are due by November 23.
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, smart phone, etc. You can register online below or call (320) 363-7112.
Since we have had to decrease the price of offerings in this current time, we are asking that participants mail payments by check or cash to:
Attn: Mary Catherine Holicky, OSB
Saint Benedict’s Monastery
104 Chapel Lane
St. Joseph, MN 56374
Upon receipt of payment, participants will receive a Zoom link via email by the person(s) facilitating the specific program. If you are unable to pay by cash or check, please call Sister Mary Catherine Holicky at (320) 363-7028 to discuss payment options.
CSB/SJU Employees: This program is eligible for tuition assistance through the Benedictine Institute. Contact the Benedictine Institute to apply.