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Lent: Let Us Pray
Sponsored by: Benedictine Center
03/01/17 at 7:00AM - 7:30AM daily Wed., Mar. 1 thru Sat., Apr. 15

Description: Guests are always welcome to join the Sisters for prayer, but Lent is a particularly beautiful time to mark our waiting for the resurrection with prayer together. The Sisters prayer morning, midday and evening daily. Come, let us pray. Call 651.777.8181 or www.stpaulsmonastery.org for the schedule.
Presenter: Monastic Community
Location: Benedictine Center

Contact: Guest Services, 651-777-7251, benedictinecenter@stpaulsmonastery.org

Shape of the Divine: Working with Clay as Spiritual Practice
Sponsored by: Benedictine Center
03/06/17 at 6:30PM - 8:15PM Mondays, 6:30-8:15p, Mar. 6 thru Apr. 10

Description: Under the direction of an experienced potter and gentle teacher, learn how making hand-built vessels can be a process of meditation.
Presenter: S. Virginia Matter OSB
Location: Benedictine Center

Contact: Guest Services, 651-777-7251, benedictinecenter@stpaulsmonastery.org
Event Fee: $150.00
Note: $150 includes materials

Bio-Spiritual Focusing Basics
Sponsored by: Benedictine Center
03/10/17 at 8:30AM - 5:30PM

Description: Bio-Spiritual Focusing is a simple and natural process that teaches us how to accept ourselves by listening to our “body knowing” rather than to the messages and problem-solving of our head alone. By showing us practical steps to listen to our body, the process helps us to be with ourselves as we really are and not as we imagine we ought to be.
Presenter: S. Virginia Matter OSB and S. Joanne Dehmer SSND
Location: Benedictine Center

Contact: Guest Services, 651-777-7251, benedictinecenter@stpaulsmonastery.org
Event Fee: $125.00
Note: $125 includes lunch and materials

Margin Notes: A Poetry Reading by Victor Klimoski
Sponsored by: Benedictine Center
03/12/17 at 1:00PM - 2:30PM

Description: The sources of poems are many and varied. Wendell Berry walks his farm in Kentucky each Sunday and takes instruction from its fields and forests. Mary Oliver has read her home and its environs on Cape Cod with a Braille-intense diligence. As he recovered from cancer, Ted Kooser sent his friend and fellow poet Jim Harrison a poem for a hundred days, showing in twenty lines or less what he had seen on his morning walk. In his latest collection, Margin Notes¸ Vic Klimoski brings together poems wri
Presenter: Victor Klimoski
Location: Benedictine Center

Contact: Guest Services, 651.777.7251, benedictinecenter@stpaulsmonastery.org

Dementia Support Group
Sponsored by: Benedictine Center
03/14/17 at 7:00PM - 9:00PM (second Tuesday of each month)

Description: Loving and supporting someone with dementia can result in exhaustion as well as grief from lost relationships, dreams, and freedom. Come be with others on the journey. Deacon, chaplain and spiritual director Steve Arnold provides a time for caregivers to share stories, feelings, frustrations, and joys. Check-in and introductions are followed by discussion around various issues connected with dementia. Find full acceptance whatever the topic. Walk-ins welcome.
Presenter: Deacon Steve Arnold
Location: Benedictine Center

Contact: Guest Services, 651-777-7251, benedictinecenter@stpaulsmonastery.org
Note: Freewill offering

(cancelled) Seeing the Word: Lenten Day of Reflection
Sponsored by: Benedictine Center
03/15/17 at 9:00AM - 3:00PM

Description: This series of guided reflections journeys through Lent praying with three images from The Saint John’s Bible—the first handwritten and illuminated Bible commissioned in more than 500 years.
Presenter: S. Virginia Matter OSB
Location: Benedictine Center

Contact: Guest Services, 651-777-7251, benedictinecenter@stpaulsmonastery.org
Event Fee: $40.00
Note: $40 includes materials

Taizé Prayer
Sponsored by: Benedictine Center
03/17/17 at 7:00PM - 7:45PM

Description: Taizé prayer uses simple chants based on the Scriptures and periods of silence to create an environment for encountering the mystery of God. Walk-ins welcome. Stay for refreshments afterward and get to know some other interesting people.
Presenter: Monastic Community
Location: Benedictine Center

Contact: Guest Services, 651-777-7251, benedictinecenter@stpaulsmonastery.org

Embracing the Holy Time of Lent
Sponsored by: Benedictine Center
03/19/17 at 3:00PM - 5:00PM

Description: Grounded in Scripture this gentle two hour “mini-retreat” invites participants to a quiet time of contemplation, guided meditation, and ritual which helps open hearts to Christ the Lamb of God. Draw on the power of your imagination and enter into the sacred stories of this season as we deepen our sense of the God who redeems us.
Presenter: Peter Watkins
Location: Benedictine Center

Contact: Guest Services, 651-777-7251, benedictinecenter@stpaulsmonastery.org
Event Fee: $25.00
Note: guests welcome to stay for optional prayer and dinner (additional $8)

Benedictine In The Shark Tank
Sponsored by: Benedictine Center
03/23/17 at 9:00AM - 1:00PM

Description: Theme: How can St. Benedict's ancient wisdom guide people working within organizational life as they seek to balance fragmented responsibilities and constant change?
Presenter: S. Edith Bogue OSB
Location: Benedictine Center

Contact: Guest Services, 651.777.7251, benedictinecenter@stpaulsmonastery.org
Event Fee: $40.00

Guard of the Heart in a Heartless World
Sponsored by: Benedictine Center
03/24/17 at 7:00PM - 9:00PM

Description: Benedictine history and spiritual practices have much to offer in facing a culture that dehumanizes us with fear, consumerism, and economic hegemony.
Presenter: S. Edith Bogue OSB
Location: Benedictine Center

Contact: Guest Services, 651.777.7251, benedictinecenter@stpaulsmonastery.org
Event Fee: $25.00

Monastic Habits for Ordinary People
Sponsored by: Benedictine Center
03/24/17 at 7:00PM through 03/26/17 at 1:00PM

Description: Ancient monastic practices considered in light of recent findings by neuroscience, psychology, and sociology. How can we adapt the traditions to meld with modern lifestyles?
Presenter: S. Edith Bogue OSB
Location: Benedictine Center

Contact: Guest Services, 651.777.7251, benedictinecenter@stpaulsmonastery.org
Event Fee: $100.00
Note: $100 presentation, retreat, commuting; $175 presentation, retreat, shared room; $225 presentation, retreat, single room.

 

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