Henry Nouwen Retreat at St. Benedict Center

Schuyler, NE – The spirituality of the famous priest and writer Henri Nouwen will be the topic of a weekend retreat at St. Benedict Center, four miles north of Schuyler, on September 8 - 10, 2017, presented by Wil Hernandez, Ph.D. and titled, Our Heart, God’s Home: Henri Nouwen on the Spiritual Life.  On this retreat, we will explore Henri Nouwen's insights on how we can cultivate a more intimate, centered and attentive heart in order to deepen our communion with God such that it’s bound to impact the world around us. We will engage in personal solitude, individual heart reflections, small group interaction, and liturgical prayers together.

Wil Hernandez, PhD, Obl. OSB, is an international retreat leader, a spiritual director, and the author of a trilogy on Henri Nouwen published by Paulist Press plus a recent release entitled, Mere Spirituality: The Spiritual Life According to Henri Nouwen (SkyLight Paths Publishing, 2015). All year round he conducts retreats, workshops, and seminars and teaches courses focused on the spirituality of Nouwen in both Catholic and Protestant institutions in the U.S. and abroad through The Nouwen Legacy, an outfit he manages which is dedicated to promoting the enduring legacy of Nouwen (www.nouwenlegacy.com).  Wil is the founder and executive director of CenterQuest, an ecumenical hub for the study and practice of Christian Spirituality (www.CQCenterQuest.org).  He holds a private practice in a professional office in Pasadena, California, doing counseling, life coaching, and spiritual direction.  As an active member of Spiritual Directors International (SDI), he serves on the Editorial Panel of Presence Journal and regularly conducts Nouwen workshops at SDI conferences.  Wil is also an active Benedictine Oblate of Saint Andrew’s Abbey in Valyermo, CA.

The retreat begins on Friday, at 7:30 p.m. and ends on Sunday after Lunch.  The program fee is $ 60; room and board are additional.