Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Lazarus (Zoom) April 9, 2022

April 9 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

In the Eastern Church, the Saturday before Palm Sunday is Lazarus Saturday. Not included in the 40 days of Lent or Holy Week, it is a transitional or “hinge” day, a joyful prelude to the difficult week to follow. Using John 11 and the traditional Russian Icon of the Raising of Lazarus, we shall go to Bethany with Jesus, meet his friends Mary and Martha, hear Him call Lazarus from all that would bind him and begin His own journey to death and resurrection. To paraphrase Jesus’ invitation at the outset of John’s gospel: “Come and see.”

Retreat Director: Bonnie Thurston, Ph.D. 

After years as an academic, Bonnie Thurston resigned a Chair and Professorship in New Testament to live quietly in her home state of WV. She is author or editor of 24 theological books, has published six collections of poetry, contributes to scholarly and popular periodicals, and frequently offers retreats. Internationally known as a Merton Scholar, her doctoral dissertation was one of the first on Thomas Merton. Bonnie is an avid reader, gardener, cook and classical music lover.

Fee: $50.00

On-line Retreat Registration Form (rev. 1-22)

This form may be used to register on-line for retreats or events sponsored by the Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center that are listed below.
  • Please provide the best number to reach you:
  • REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT SECTION

    Please select the programs you wish to attend with either deposit payment or payment in full. When completing payment section, please click SUBMIT after the Captcha button. If you do not receive a payment receipt, your registration has not been completed.
  • Centering Prayer is a form of Christian prayer rooted in the ancient Christian contemplative tradition. Its purpose is to foster a deeper intimacy with Christ through the silence and stillness of contemplative prayer. This time of pandemic has led many to seek to deepen their relationship with God through this wordless prayer of contemplation. This weekend retreat is designed for those new to Centering Prayer. The participants will keep silence for the weekend, but there will be opportunities for questions and discussion about the practice. To register, please select ONE of the following options.
  • St. Charles (canonized by Pope Francis in May 2022) “put out into deep waters” for the love of Jesus. From well-born, wealthy and sybaritic, to army officer, to Cistercian monk, to convent handyman, to desert hermit, St. Charles changed and challenges us to do so that our lives and locations become dwelling places of Jesus. Popular retreat leader Dr. Bonnie Thurston returns to the peaceful setting our of Retreat Center to offer a program in which we both learn and experience the spirituality of this extraordinary saint through both presentations and quiet times of reflection. To register, please select ONE of the following options.
  • If you would like to add a tax-deductible donation to your retreat payment, please enter the donation amount here. The Benedictine Sisters' Development Office will provide you with documentation of your gift.
  • Please complete this field only if instructed by Retreat Center staff.
  • PAYMENT SECTION

    After entering credit card information below and clicking the CAPTCHA box, PLEASE PRESS THE SUBMIT BUTTON or your transaction will not be completed. Please check the total amount listed above before submitting your transaction.
  • $0.00
  • American Express
    Discover
    MasterCard
    Visa
    Supported Credit Cards: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
     
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Details

Date:
April 9
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Venue

Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center
916 Convent Rd., NE
Cullman, AL 35055 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
(256)734-8302
View Venue Website