Reflections will be offered based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. Ignatius writes early in the Exercises that the most important thing is not to know much, but to sense and taste the presence of God. “Smarties” long to know beyond the logical, reasonable unsatisfying. “Smarties” LEARN MORE
This retreat is for religious sisters in active ministry. The opening sentence of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation reads, “The joy of the gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus.” This retreat will be about what helps us to know Jesus more intimately, LEARN MORE
Retrieving the Sabbath in the Spirit of Moses, Jesus, and Pope Francis What was, and is, the Jewish meaning of ‘keeping the Sabbath’? Which comes first, rest or worship? What is Jesus’ attitude toward the Sabbath commandment? How Jewish is the Christian practice of keeping the Sabbath holy? LEARN MORE
Christ is eager to assist married couples in deepening their intimacy with one another and Himself. For it is only in and from Holy Communion that Christians can be sent to serve the needs of their children and the poor in generous hospitality. This retreat for married couples,...LEARN MORE
Investing in the Journey: A Retreat for Divorced or Widowed People (Sister Marie Micheletto, RSM, M.A., L.P.C., LMHP)
The changes around and within oneself when one is divorced or widowed are multiple. This workshop, designed with you and those changes in mind, will be about naming and claiming losses internal and external; identifying ways of dealing with the losses, the fears,...LEARN MORE
Whether you are an elephant who wants to dive deep or a lamb who wants to initially get its’ feet wet, this summer time refreshment in God’s Word is for you. Join Sharon Doran for a mini Biblical School. There will be time to be immersed in God’s Word with teaching...LEARN MORE
Guided/Directed Retreat (Renee O'Brien, Sr. Ann Marie Petrylka, Fr. Dennis Hamm, Fr. Kevin Schneider)
Is God inviting you to spend some quiet time in prayer and reflection? Would you like a place and direction to help you with this desire? During this retreat the group will gather daily for a conference. Each participant will meet individually with one of the directors every day. LEARN MORE
This retreat for mothers and daughters, ages 11-14, provides opportunities for deepening the communication that is so essential for growth into mature womanhood. Sessions will help connect faith, relationships and healthy loving...LEARN MORE
There's an awful lot of talk about the New Evangelization, but do we really know what it is? Do we really know how to prayerfully respond to the call for a new evangelization as individuals and as parish communities? This day of reflection will not only look at the origins and concept of this renewed call in our Church...LEARN MORE
This retreat is for fathers and their sons, ages 11–15. and provides opportunities for open communication and mutual learning between fathers and their adolescent sons along with Mass and a traditional blessing of the sons. This fun weekend...LEARN MORE
Effective Family Living: Healing Mother and Father Wounds (Father William J. Jarema, M.S., M.Div., M.A.S.)
Our mother and father did the best with what they had – yet what you needed from them may have been unnourished and neglected. We will explore the significant contributions of our father and mother and the adult life skills...LEARN MORE
"And He Was Transfigured before their Eyes." Praying through Our Imagination (Father Bob Dufford, SJ)
St. Ignatius of Loyola invites us to use our imagination while praying with Holy Scripture. St. Ignatius suggests to picture a particular biblical scene as if we were standing right there: What do I see, hear, smell, etc.? LEARN MORE
The Christian heart has a built in urgency for hope. We are God’s story of hope. Hope is a small seed that grows wildly when it is nurtured. We cannot teach someone to hope. LEARN MORE
In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus calls upon us to be authentic. Sometimes it is not easy for us to say a clear YES or a clear NO. Standing with what is important to us and what we feel can be challenging...LEARN MORE
In this retreat, we will explore Henri Nouwen's insights on how we can cultivate a more intimate, centered, and attentive heart. The goal is to deepen our communion with God such that it’s bound to impact the world around us LEARN MORE
Saints Come in Clusters: St. Dominic, Bl. Pier G. Frassati + St. John Paul II (Father James A. Rafferty, S.T.D., Teresa Monaghen, AO)
We will highlight three male saints starting with St. Dominic (+1221) who influenced Pier Giorgio Frassati (from Italy). Pier Georgio Frassati in turn, impacted many young people, as well as adults, including St. John Paul II! LEARN MORE
Come discover new connections between the Eucharist and marriage. In this energetic presentation, married couples are invited to explore parts of the liturgy including gathering, repentance, breaking open the Word, and partaking...LEARN MORE
"Yes, I believe that this is a time for mercy. The Church is showing her maternal side, her motherly face, to a humanity that is wounded. She does not wait for the wounded to knock on her doors, she looks for them on the streets, she gathers them in, she embraces them...LEARN MORE
150 Years Nebraska! This performance tells true stories of the prairie and its people: the early pioneers who crossed it, the later pioneers who settled it, the brave people of the Dust Bowl, and the Native American people who struggled to keep the prairie that once belonged only to them. LEARN MORE
As women, we try to be it all, do it all, and make it all work for everyone in our lives.
We tend to hold ourselves to impossible standards and judge ourselves based on all we are not, yet think we should be. Let God breathe new life into you and know that you are enough. LEARN MORE
“You must be silent. Then God will be born in you” (Johannes Tauler). In contemplative prayer, we divest our minds of all thoughts and images in order to receive the pure and simple light of God directly into the summit of our souls. LEARN MORE
This retreat will be an encounter with Jesus who is “the face of the Father’s mercy” (Pope Francis). Jesus gives God a human face. In Him and through Him, God raises us up, frees us, redeems us, forgives us, and gives us breadth, freedom and love. LEARN MORE
Parish secretaries are the Church’s flagship ministry. They are the voice and face people encounter when they come to the parish office. Treat your secretary during this Administrative Assistants’ Week with a REALLY special gift...LEARN MORE
We invite you to join the Benedictine monks of Christ the King Priory in their prayer and worship during the ‘Three Holy Days.’
Times of silence, meditation and talks will help us to focus on the mystery of Christ’s passion... LEARN MORE
At midpoint of Lent, we meet Mary on this feast of the Annunciation, who has spoken her yes to God and sings her praise for God’s greatness and mercy and for God’s wonderful working in her life. LEARN MORE
The Benedictine monks of Christ the King Priory invite you to enjoy our Alaskan Pollock Buffet!
Cost: $10.00 Adults, $5.00 Children 6-12 years
On the weekend of St. Patrick’s Day, set aside time to explore the richness of blessings in your own life. And explore how patient waiting can help us with our burdens and our blessings. Come for a slice of sacred space and... LEARN MORE
“The closer one approaches to God, the simpler one becomes” (St. Teresa of Avila).
Contemplative prayer is the opening of mind and heart—our whole being—to God, the Ultimate Mystery, beyond thoughts, words, and emotions. LEARN MORE
Saint Benedict is the master of balance. He teaches us ‘discretion:’ not too little, not too much of anything, without being mediocre. He encourages us to go with the flow of the day’s and the night’s natural rhythms, of summer and winter, of hunger and satisfaction... LEARN MORE
The aim of this workshop is to develop a deeper understanding of the dynamics of personal prayer in order to improve the quality of our own prayer. Special emphasis will be placed on prayer as responding to the word of God in creation. LEARN MORE
If you have possessions, you have an estate. Their orderly care during your lifetime represents financial management. Their disposition after your lifetime is called estate settlement. LEARN MORE
This retreat for men offers many useful tools for growing into that freedom which we have already received in our baptism; these spiritual tools will be explained and practiced during the weekend. The retreat will assist you, whatever your stage in life,..LEARN MORE
This retreat for women will help, at any stage of your life, to learn the fine art of listening and responding deeply to God’s call in your life. It offers many useful tools to draw from the wellspring of life that, as Jesus tells us, gushes forth within us. LEARN MORE
Experience the Christmas message in an unforgettable way! About 20 Schuyler Life Teens present a brand new play in several acts related to the Christmas message, which brings home in an unforgettable way what this feast is all about. This show is for the whole family.
Experience the Christmas message in an unforgettable way! About 20 Schuyler Life Teens present a brand new play in several acts related to the Christmas message, which brings home in an unforgettable way what this feast is all about. This show for the whole family.
A special two-week opportunity to do Christmas Shopping at the Center
Opening Hours: Mon.-Fri. 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. A great variety of crafts and gifts made by area artists will be on sale. Book and Gift Store will be open Mon.-Fri. 10 AM – 4 PM; Sat. 9:30–10:45 AM, 1–4 PM; Sun. 1–3 PM.
Free/No Registration Necessary
View a wonderful display of nativity scenes!
Everyone is invited to make a pilgrimage to St. Benedict Center at the beginning of the Year of the Family, to view very beautiful nativity scenes from the Holy Land, from Africa, Asia, South & North America and Europe and to pray for our families. There is no charge.
In the Japanese tradition, you never throw broken parts away, but save each piece, and put the piece back together using gold. The pot will change into a new creation. At this retreat, lead by Sr. Colette Baldwin, RSM, we will look at the “shattered parts” we offer God... LEARN MORE
Fr. Francis A. Nigli leads this retreat for those who want More! Enrich your prayer-life, your marriage, your family-life, your everyday-life! Living In Faith Everyday! That’s Life! Too good to be true? Hmm, maybe, just maybe. There is only one way to find out: “Come, and you will see” (John 1:39). LEARN MORE
In contemplative prayer, we divest our minds of all thoughts and images in order to receive the pure and simple light of God directly into the summit of our souls. This retreat, lead by Fr. Thomas Leitner, OSB, involves breath practice. It is for those who have begun the practice of non-conceptual prayer. LEARN MORE
This retreat for married couples, with Deacon James Keating, Ph.D., explores the theological and spiritual meaning of the Sacrament of Marriage. The retreat inspires couples to place their love for each other into the greater love of God and in this way to embark together upon the journey from sinner to saint. LEARN MORE
Saints make saints! Join us on retreat with these three great ladies! Learn their secrets for holy lives, and how they influenced each other to sainthood! We will pray with each saint and her particular gift of deep prayer and heroic love for God, others, and our world. LEARN MORE
Our heart has a way of using our eyes to see without judgment or preconception. We see just what is. This way of seeing is much different from evaluation or even looking for beauty. It lets Divine Mystery be self-selecting in our vision. LEARN MORE
God created us in our bodies to fully experience the world through our senses of taste, touch, smell, sight and hearing. By using our senses, in conjunction with our emotions, imagination, creativity and intuition, we can grow in connection to self, God and others. LEARN MORE
This is the last one of the 74 Tools of the Spiritual Craft that St. Benedict mentions in Ch. 4 of his Rule. They extend from placing one’s hope in God alone to never turning away when someone needs our love. During this retreat, presented by Fr. Thomas Leitner, OSB, we will be inspired and guided by... LEARN MORE
This retreat is for fathers and their sons, ages 11-15, and provides opportunities for open communication and mutual learning between fathers and their adolescent sons along with Mass and a traditional blessing of the sons. This fun weekend will include, weather permitting, dodgeball competition, water balloon toss, and a hayrack ride. LEARN MORE