On September 28 - 29, 2018, well known spiritual author Sister Macrina Wiederkehr, OSB, will come to St. Benedict Center, four miles north of Schuyler, and speak on the topic of Abide: Keeping Vigil with the Word of God. On Friday, September 28, at 7:30 p.m. she will give an evening presentation, followed by discussion and sharing. On Saturday, September 29, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., she will present a one-day retreat.
‘Abide’ is a very rich and sacred word. It is an invitation to dwell in Christ, to be immersed in the Divine, to be absorbed in God. Spend time this weekend searching out ways to restore some of the blessings you’ve missed because of the busyness of your lives. Special emphasis will be given to the practice of living mindfully in the midst of daily life. We will explore the sacredness of both BEING and DOING. Give yourself the gift of sacred space for soul-work, for keeping vigil with the Word of God and with the Hours of the Day.
Sister Macrina is well known for her creative writing and retreat ministry. She has authored eight popular books on prayer and spirituality and is a regular contributor to the Catholic devotional Living Faith, published by Creative Communications for the Parish. Her tri-monthly scripture column titled, Romancing the Word forms the core of her latest book, Abide: Keeping Vigil with the Word of God (Liturgical Press). She is a member of St. Scholastica Monastery in Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Guest rooms are available at St. Benedict Center for the night from Friday to Saturday. The program fee is $60, for Friday only $20; for Saturday only it is $40. Early bird rate for both Friday and Saturday (register before August 24) is $55. Room and board charges will be added to the program fee.
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