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Great Conversation: How Do I Age with Dignity?
Sponsored by: Benedictine Center
02/02/17 at 9:00AM - 1:00PM

Description: The reality is that aging begins at conception. Like the bumper stickers says, “Aging Happens.” There are those who fight aging, deny aging, and avoid aging. Nonetheless, aging will continue as long as one is breathing. How, then, can one age with enthusiasm and dignity and strive to finish strong? This conversation will focus upon how we might age well while embracing all that aging brings to the table, especially in light of another reality—God is present in the aging process itself.
Presenter: Deacon Steve Arnold
Location: Benedictine Center

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

Writing Against the Wind
Sponsored by: Benedictine Center
02/06/17 at 7:00PM - 9:00PM Mondays, 7-9p, Feb. 6, Feb. 20, and Mar. 6

Description: Writing is one of the ways we are able to name what we know and understand about life. It is a practice and discipline that can bring us a sense of perspective and enable us to see with sharper vision. But sometimes we find ourselves as writers in a dark place. What we write seems flat and dull. We start to doubt whether we have any ability at all, becoming hesitant to claim our point of view and judge too harshly the value of what our experience teaches us. This workshop series explores these v
Presenter: Victor Klimoski
Location: Benedictine Center

Contact: Guest Services, 651-777-7251, benedictinecenter@stpaulsmonastery.org
Event Fee: $75.00
Note: includes book

Visions of Nature in Paint and Clay
Sponsored by: Benedictine Center
02/12/17 at 1:00PM - 4:30PM

Description: God the Creator has infused the world with a spirit of life and vitality, leading us to wonder and calling us to ever greater attention. Artists know this sense of wonder and practice sharpening their skills of attention so that they, too, might communicate God’s presence through their mediums. Join a potter and a painter for a soulful experience of nature and hands-on forms of reflection.
Presenter: S. Virginia Matter OSB and the Rev. Peggy Thompson Oblate
Location: Benedictine Center

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

Dementia Support Group
Sponsored by: Benedictine Center
02/14/17 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

Taizé Prayer
Sponsored by: Benedictine Center
02/17/17 at 7:00PM - 7:45PM (third Friday of each month)

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
Note: No cost

Forgiveness: There IS A Way Out
Sponsored by: Benedictine Center
02/19/17 at 1:00PM - 3:00PM

Description: Spend time in conversation with Fr. Paul Feela exploring the obstacles to realizing a reconciled world in today's culture and the power the biblical understanding of forgiveness holds in offering us a way out. Fr. Feela is pastor of Lumen Christi Catholic Community in St. Paul.
Presenter: The Rev. Paul Feela
Location: Benedictine Center

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

School of Lectio Divina
Sponsored by: Benedictine Center
02/24/17 at 1:00PM through 03/01/17 at 1:00PM

Description: The Benedictine Center of St. Paul’s Monastery is offering the School of Lectio Divina to adapt the ancient monastic riches of sustained lectio divina to contemporary people. Through an intensive retreat experience set in the rhythm of life at St. Paul’s Monastery, participants receive teaching about lectio, spend time meditating on a sacred text significant for them, have the opportunity for individual spiritual direction, and participate in reflective conversation with other participants.
Presenter: Kathleen Cahalan and BC Staff
Location: Benedictine Center

Contact: Guest Services, 651-777-7251, benedictinecenter@stpaulsmonastery.org
Event Fee: $50.00
Note: Download materials online or email benedictinecenter@stpaulsmonastery.org. $50 deposit due on acceptance.

 

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