The Wisdom of Jesus
Centering Prayer with Father Bill Sheehan, OMI. Father Bill Sheehan will focus on Cynthia Bourgeault’s book “The Wisdom of Jesus.” Here Jesus is shown as a teacher of Wisdom. The wisdom path Jesus offers us is a path of surrender. Jesus embodies a gesture of yielding, surrendering and letting go. This gesture helps us in refining our practice of centering prayer. It also facilitates the process of living our lives in the present moment.
This session will be held on May 2, 2013, from 9am - 3pm. Suggested donation: $50 with refreshments and lunch provided.
Study the scriptures
The Psalms - Jesus' Prayer Book, will be presented Spring 2013 on Wednesdays in the monastery from 10-11:30 am, February 13, 20, 27; March 6, 13, 20. Explore the different kinds of psalms and how they express faith, hope and trust. Integrate the practice of praying psalms into your life. Suggested donation: $15 per session.
Learn different ways of centering yourself for prayer in our classes on Spiritual Practices that will begin Spring 2013 on Saturday afternoons from 1:30-3 pm. As each afternoon class is limited to 8 participants, prior registration for each meeting is necessary. Suggested donation: $15 per session.
April 20th - Knitting as Prayer
May 18th - Walking as Prayer
June 8th - Journaling as Prayer
First Fridays at the Monastery
Join us for First Fridays from 10 am to 12:15 pm, Dec 7, 2012, Feb 1, March 1, April 5, May 3 and June 7, 2013.
Set aside time for this monthly event of spiritual nourishment! A conference and celebration of the Eucharist are the highlights of this program. There is lunch with the sisters available after the program and and opportunity to enjoy the gift shop and the grounds. Suggested donation: $20, extra $5 for lunch.
Participate in Lectio Divina/Centering Prayer at the monastery on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 10:00 to 11:30 am. Experience coming together with a group to experience an ancient monastic tradition of meditative reading of Scriptures combined with a time of silent prayer. Suggested donation: $15 per session.
Learning Christ - The Rule of Benedict
Come and learn methods to explore the Rule of St Benedict and make it part of your life and prayer. At the monastery Friday evenings 7:30-8:30 pm, Jan 11, Feb 8, March 8, April 26, May 10, 2013.
Suggestion donation: $15 per session.
The Samaritan Woman Retreat is a directed individual retreat embracing issues of midlife, spiritual growth, or transition.