Contemplative Prayer Retreat (Father Thomas Leitner, OSB.)
Nov
2
to Nov 4

Contemplative Prayer Retreat (Father Thomas Leitner, OSB.)

“And I sensed that learning how to pray consists in learning how to be silent and that love only begins where no gift can be expected anymore” (A. de Saint Exupéry).  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

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The Spiritual Path: Setting Your Goals with God (Lisa Kelly)    
Nov
17
9:00 AM09:00

The Spiritual Path: Setting Your Goals with God (Lisa Kelly)    

Advent is the beginning of a new Church year; it is also a new year for you and God to walk your spiritual path together. This retreat gives you a process rooted in Ignatian Spirituality to review your year, gather wisdom from it, listen for the callings on your heart, and articulate new goals for the coming year.  LEARN MORE

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Nativity Scenes Display
Nov
25
to Dec 9

Nativity Scenes Display

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.

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 Christmas Craft Show
Nov
25
to Dec 9

Christmas Craft Show

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

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SILENT Men’s Retreat: Spiritual Exercises for Discipleship (Br. August Schaefer, Deacon Duane, Teresa Monaghen, Father Thomas Leitner, OSB.)
Jan
18
to Jan 20

SILENT Men’s Retreat: Spiritual Exercises for Discipleship (Br. August Schaefer, Deacon Duane, Teresa Monaghen, Father Thomas Leitner, OSB.)

A saint is a person who feels drawn to God with ever greater intensity. We are all saints in the making, and our witness of faith, rooted in our baptism, must inspire others. The true Gospel is a volatile gift, making our mediocrity explode into bits of rubble! LEARN MORE

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"They Were Speaking of His Exodus that He Was Going to Accomplish in Jerusalem." (Fr. Joel Macul, OSB, STL)
Mar
9
10:00 AM10:00

"They Were Speaking of His Exodus that He Was Going to Accomplish in Jerusalem." (Fr. Joel Macul, OSB, STL)

This year we will read and hear Luke’s account of the Passion of Jesus on Palm/Passion Sunday. We will take this day to explore how Luke weaves familiar elements of the story together to create the image of a dying Messiah and King who forgives his enemies and brings others along with him into the Kingdom. LEARN MORE

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Charting Your Soul's Compass: A Women's Reflective Writing Retreat (Mary Kay Shanley, Diane Douiyssi)
Mar
28
to Mar 31

Charting Your Soul's Compass: A Women's Reflective Writing Retreat (Mary Kay Shanley, Diane Douiyssi)

Visualize yourself with other vibrant women, tending their souls, responding to a call to pursue reflective writing as an entrance into the deeper self. ... Trust yourself, embrace your spirit, experience the treasure of expression waiting to emerge. And if you wish, consider possibilities — essays, poems, stories for you alone, or to ... Read More

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Wonderful Cosmos: Science and Creation (Fr. Christoph Gerhard, OSB)
Mar
30
10:00 AM10:00

Wonderful Cosmos: Science and Creation (Fr. Christoph Gerhard, OSB)

When we look up to the sky at night and see the stars, we can immediately feel how amazing and wonderful our world is. ... The penetrating view modern astronomy affords with its telescopes gives us spectacular pictures of the cosmos. Together with scientific theories we come to new descriptions of the whence ... Read More

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"The Path is Made by Walking…" (Anthony Machado) (Sr. Marie Micheletto, RSM, L.P.C., Nancy Hemesath)
Apr
27
to Apr 28

"The Path is Made by Walking…" (Anthony Machado) (Sr. Marie Micheletto, RSM, L.P.C., Nancy Hemesath)

For those of us on the Path to “Emmaus” asking “now what, why, how, where?”... ... The Beatitudes invite us to open our hearts and minds to God-with-us in our daily life, teach us the broader meaning of “Give us this day our daily bread,” and coach us to &l ... Read More

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 Are You Hastening to Your Heavenly Home? (cf. Rule, Ch. 73) (Fr. Thomas A. Hillenbrand, OSB, STL)
Jun
2
to Jun 7

Are You Hastening to Your Heavenly Home? (cf. Rule, Ch. 73) (Fr. Thomas A. Hillenbrand, OSB, STL)

St. Benedict’s Travel Guide. A retreat for Religious Sisters in active ministry. ... As we travel to our heavenly home we need a spiritual GPS to keep us on the right road. What are some practical guides we can glean from the Sacred Scriptures and the Rule of Benedict? S ... Read More

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 Stay Here and Keep Watch with Me (Fr. Bob Dufford, SJ)
Aug
9
to Aug 11

Stay Here and Keep Watch with Me (Fr. Bob Dufford, SJ)

During this retreat, based on St. Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises, Fr. Bob will use specially composed instrumental music and texts to help retreatants enter com-passionately into moments in Jesus’ Passion. ... This is a journey through death to new life. Please bring your iPod, iPad, MP3 player, or computer. (CD players may also be used but only for a few.)... Read More

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“The Lord is Rich in Mercy.” (Fr. Joel Macul, OSB, STL)
Aug
15
to Aug 18

“The Lord is Rich in Mercy.” (Fr. Joel Macul, OSB, STL)

Pope Francis has written, “In a special way the Psalms bring to the fore the grandeur of God’s merciful action.” ... In this retreat we will listen attentively to the Psalms of Mercy so we can experience through them the concrete reality of God revealing his love for us. Touching the richness of this b ... Read More

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Journeying into a Grace-Filled Third Chapter (Nancy Hemesath, M.A.)
Aug
23
to Aug 25

Journeying into a Grace-Filled Third Chapter (Nancy Hemesath, M.A.)

Those planning for retirement and retirees are invited to a retreat to explore what constitutes a full and grace-filled life in the Third Chapter. ... As in any journey, we must decide what direction we will take, what we will bring with us and what to leave behind. Nancy Hemesath will guide this process by touching on themes of grief, ... Read More

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Exploring Creative Ways to Pray (Glenda Dietrich Moore, M.Div., B.F.A.)
Sep
21
10:00 AM10:00

Exploring Creative Ways to Pray (Glenda Dietrich Moore, M.Div., B.F.A.)

This quiet, contemplative day will awaken and celebrate the creative process through a variety of prayer forms, scripture, reflection, walking the labyrinth, and hands-on expression with art materials.... You will be invited to be playful in your prayer life while partnering your own creativity with God’s creative Spirit. Very simple art materials (paint, collage, and clay) will be ... Read More

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SILENT: Contemplative Prayer Retreat (Fr. Thomas Leitner, OSB)
Oct
4
to Oct 6

SILENT: Contemplative Prayer Retreat (Fr. Thomas Leitner, OSB)

“Prayer is sitting in silence until it silences us, choosing gratitude until we are grateful, and praising God until we ourselves are an act of praise” (Richard Rohr). ... 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 involves ... Read More

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Praying with The Saint John's Bible (Brad Neary, Fr. Thomas Leitner. OSB)
Oct
19
to Oct 20

Praying with The Saint John's Bible (Brad Neary, Fr. Thomas Leitner. OSB)

The Saint John’s Bible is the first handwritten bible, commissioned by a Benedictine monastery, in more than five hundred years. ... It is written on approximately 1,150 pages and includes one hundred sixty major illuminations. A copy of the large, seven-volume leather bound Heritage Edition, which is a fine art repro ... Read More

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Gratitude (Br. Tobias Dammert, OSB)
Oct
26
10:00 AM10:00

Gratitude (Br. Tobias Dammert, OSB)

In spite of every day challenges in one’s personal journey, the struggles are stepping stones to encounter God’s faithfulness toward us that fills the heart with gratitude. ... In selected Scripture passages, especially Psalm 23, we will focus on our journey. The day includes time for reflection, journaling and sharing. ... Read More

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St. Hildegard o Bingen&Julian o Norwich: Mystical Guides for t Spiritual Journey (Kris McGregor and Discerning Hearts Team)
Nov
15
to Nov 17

St. Hildegard o Bingen&Julian o Norwich: Mystical Guides for t Spiritual Journey (Kris McGregor and Discerning Hearts Team)

Learn from the lives and teachings of the great mystics St. Hildegard of Bingen and Julian of Norwich!... The sessions consist of initial lecture, individual silent reading of selected texts from the saints, small-group discussion and big group sharing. The Holy Eucharist will be celebr ... Read More

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And Jesus Advanced in Wisdom and Age (Luke 2:52) (Father Bob Dufford, SJ.)
Sep
7
to Sep 9

And Jesus Advanced in Wisdom and Age (Luke 2:52) (Father Bob Dufford, SJ.)

St. Ignatius Loyola invites us to use our imagination while praying with Scripture, to picture a particular biblical scene as if we were standing right there: What do I see, hear, smell, etc.?  During this retreat, based on St. Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises, Fr. Bob will use specially composed instrumental music and texts...LEARN MORE

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Healing Emotions – Gift and Task (Father William J. Jarema, M.S., M.Div., M.A.S)
Aug
10
to Aug 11

Healing Emotions – Gift and Task (Father William J. Jarema, M.S., M.Div., M.A.S)

The healing of our negative emotions is a gift from God and a fruit of prayer, but it is also an inner task. This retreat will help you understand the power and purpose of anger.  You will learn how to detox anxiety, fear, grief, shame and guilt. You will establish a personal health care program, learn how to forgive and let go of the past. LEARN MORE

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Lessons from the Labyrinth: Learning to Let Go and Let God (Margie M. Walker)
Aug
4
10:00 AM10:00

Lessons from the Labyrinth: Learning to Let Go and Let God (Margie M. Walker)

n its simple pattern, the labyrinth captures many aspects of life: journey, rhythm, discovery, change, trust and our movement inward to sacred space.  Come walk the labyrinth that opens one to fresh ways of praying. Experience how its loops and backtracks help one gain perspective in the design and journey of life. LEARN MORE

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Marriage, Intimacy and Inner Peace (Deacon James Keating, Ph.D.,)
Aug
3
to Aug 4

Marriage, Intimacy and Inner Peace (Deacon James Keating, Ph.D.,)

As a couple draw closer to one another and to Christ, the fruit of their intimacy is palpable. Such intimacy leaves the couple in peace. This peace becomes the foundation not for ‘sleepiness’ or lethargy but an ignition for striking out anew and heading into the deep with Christ. The retreat will give married couples input on what this peace is, how it is attained...LEARN MORE

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BLOOM: Because Loving Ourselves and Others Matters (Deb Waskowiak)
Jul
28
to Jul 29

BLOOM: Because Loving Ourselves and Others Matters (Deb Waskowiak)

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 in ways that are rooted in gospel teaching and relevant today. This fun weekend includes outdoor activities, weather permitting.  LEARN MORE

 

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Henri Nouwen: Master of Soul Care (Wil Hernandez, PhD, Obl. OSB.)
Jul
27
to Jul 29

Henri Nouwen: Master of Soul Care (Wil Hernandez, PhD, Obl. OSB.)

Henri Nouwen embodied soul care—in the way he cared for his own soul and the souls of others. In this retreat we will focus on how we, too, can engage in deep, personal soul work. Through Nouwen’s rich insights and lived example we will learn how to care primarily for our own souls in order that we can more effectively companion other souls in their spiritual journey... LEARN MORE

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Unfinished! (Mary Guynan and Tonya LeGrande-Labenz)
Jul
21
to Jul 22

Unfinished! (Mary Guynan and Tonya LeGrande-Labenz)

Most of us long to dance peacefully through life with grace and beauty.  We want to shine in every storm and be perfect; however, this is not to be in this life. Bring to this retreat for women of all ages your lives' most imperfect places and we will discover how God sees us, beautiful daughters, unfinished but able to rest in God to transform us... LEARN MORE

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The Book of Ruth: A Love Story: “Wherever You Go, I Will Go” (Sharon Doran)
Jul
13
to Jul 14

The Book of Ruth: A Love Story: “Wherever You Go, I Will Go” (Sharon Doran)

Ruth, the young Moabite widow, had noticed the deep faith of her mother-in-law Naomi and chosen to come into full covenant with Naomi’s love, the one true God and husband of Israel. God’s amazing grace provided her with a new human love as well. United with her new husband Boaz, Ruth became King David’s great grandmother and part of Jesus’ Royal Messianic line. LEARN MORE

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SILENT: Thou Shalt Not Have Strange Gods Before or Above You! (Father Larry Gillick, SJ.)
Jun
21
to Jun 24

SILENT: Thou Shalt Not Have Strange Gods Before or Above You! (Father Larry Gillick, SJ.)

This is a prayer-retreat, not a “lecture series” or “workshop”. Retreatants will receive encouragement and direction to allow the “Imageless” God to meet, embrace and enliven the pray-er. Much space and time will be available for the “Seeker” to be sought and found. LEARN MORE

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Equipped (Father Jeffrey P. Lorig)
Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

Equipped (Father Jeffrey P. Lorig)

Evangelization is the buzzword of the day, but most of us don't feel very equipped to share the good news of Jesus Christ. This day of reflection will focus not only on what the Church means by evangelization, but will equip disciples with the basic tools necessary to help others have a life-transforming encounter with Jesus Christ. LEARN MORE

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Never Lose Hope in God’s Mercy Rule of Benedict 4:74 (Father Thomas Leitner, OSB.)
Jun
3
to Jun 8

Never Lose Hope in God’s Mercy Rule of Benedict 4:74 (Father Thomas Leitner, OSB.)

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 for religious sisters in active ministry we will be inspired and guided by Benedict’s reliance on the power of trusting and persistent prayer...LEARN MORE

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BELOVED, Be Loved! (Father Francis A. Nigli)
May
5
9:00 AM09:00

BELOVED, Be Loved! (Father Francis A. Nigli)

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I consecrated you” (Jeremiah 1:5a). Our God and Father creates us with love, tenderness and delightful purpose. Whether single, widowed, separated or divorced, His loving arms stretch out with love to us. This retreat day for singles of all ages is for all those who want to discover, explore or deepen in this tremendous love of God and be loved! LEARN MORE

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Let Us Glory in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, in whom is our Salvation, Life and Resurrection (Father Joel Macul, OSB, STL.)
Mar
28
to Apr 1

Let Us Glory in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, in whom is our Salvation, Life and Resurrection (Father Joel Macul, OSB, STL.)

We invite you to join the Benedictine monks of Christ the King Priory, Schuyler, in the celebration of the Sacred Paschal Triduum. The Hours of Prayer and the special liturgies of these Three Holy Days will be complimented by times of silence and reflection on the Scripture readings of this central feast of our Church’s Liturgical Year. LEARN MORE

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Return of the Prodigal Son Retreat (Fr. Ken VanHaverbeke, Teresa Monaghen, AO.)
Mar
9
to Mar 11

Return of the Prodigal Son Retreat (Fr. Ken VanHaverbeke, Teresa Monaghen, AO.)

Henri Nouwen’ s book, The Return of the Prodigal Son is based upon his reflections on the Rembrandt painting called The Prodigal Son.  Nouwen tells of his encounter with the painting itself in 1986 and then continuing to reflect on the painting throughout his life. This retreat will both reassure and challenge you regarding the Fatherhood of our God... LEARN MORE

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Silent Directed Retreat (Margie M. Walker, Joan B. Howard, MA, Marisa B. Gilbert)
Mar
4
to Mar 9

Silent Directed Retreat (Margie M. Walker, Joan B. Howard, MA, Marisa B. Gilbert)

Come during mid Lent, step out in expectant faith and await the marvels of God as you retreat!  These five days of quiet will offer blessings in abundance as you spend meaningful time with your ever present God. Retreatants meet daily with a spiritual director, gather for prayer as a group and...  LEARN MORE

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