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
As women, we try to be it all, do it all, and make it all work for everyone in our lives.
“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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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