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.
View a wonderful display of nativity scenes!
God calls everyone to a vocation, a life of intimacy with the Lord, of joy and service to our world! Teresa Monaghen, AO, Sr. Inviolata Mukhaabi, OSB, Fr. Thomas Leitner, OSB, and their team of consecrated and lay women will help you this weekend draw closer to God... LEARN MORE
This retreat for men will introduce you to many practical tools for living as Jesus’ disciples and show you how to use them. Br. August Schaefer, OSB, Deacon Duane Karmazin, Fr. Thomas Leitner, OSB, and Teresa Monaghen, AO, will present various aspects of discernment. The retreat will help you, whatever your state in life... LEARN MORE
St. Benedict gives us sound advice for life’s journey and especially for the Season of Lent, which he views as a journey of joyful expectation. This day of recollection will include shared lectio divina with selected Scripture passages, time for silent reflection... LEARN MORE
Through visual expression we can learn to be true to our own voice, our own pace, and our own choices while listening to and being guided by God’s Spirit. This day will awaken and celebrate the creative process in your life through a variety of prayer forms, LEARN MORE
Contemplative prayer is the opening of mind and heart—our whole being—to God, the Ultimate Mystery, beyond thoughts, words, and emotions. This retreat, involving breath practice, is for beginners on the contemplative journey. LEARN MORE
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
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
Science and faith do not contradict each other; rather they are related and offer us different, complementary approaches to the one reality. One can lead the other to greater depth and truth. Together we will have a look into the universe and its physics. LEARN MORE
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
Often couples believe they have to “work hard” to remain in love, to not lose sight of one another in today’s busy culture. True we have to will our love for one another, but this willing is more gift than task and Christ is eager to help us remain in love with one another…more than eager. LEARN MORE
Thomas Merton’s Contemplative Vision: A Spirituality for Today (Fr. Richard J. Hauser, SJ, S.T.L., Ph. D.)
Merton (1915-1968), born in the last century, remains the most influential Christian spiritual writer of our own century. Using videos, lecture and discussion, this workshop combines an orientation to Merton’s life and writing with an introduction to his spirituality. LEARN MORE
“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
Mary has a very special place in our faith and in our hearts. As the mother of our Lord Jesus Christ, she was closer to him than anybody else. She has become an example of humility, courage, and faithfulness. We can learn from her, and she will intercede for us. 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 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
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
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
Mateo 6:33 - “Ustedes, antes que nada, busquen el reino de Dios y todo lo justo y bueno que hay en él, y Dios les dará, además, todas esas cosas.” ¿Cuántos de nosotros quieren equilibrio en nuestras vidas? El equilibrio que buscamos sólo puede ser revelado cuando ordenamos nuestras vidas hacia Cristo y Su plan para nosotros. 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
“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
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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Seeing deeply is an act of intimacy; it is to see ourselves in relationship to God’s created world.
Rather than only observing, when we really see, we become one with creation. This retreat is designed to nurture our ability to see deeply...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