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Teachers for these Times: Learning from the Lives of Women Doctors of the Church (online retreat)

February 6, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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In times such as these, we need experienced teachers.  Four who can serve as particularly good guides for us are the four women saints whom the Catholic Church has declared Doctors of the Church. These four – St. Catherine of Siena, St. Therese of Liseux, St. Teresa of Avila, and St. Hildegard of Bingen – each lived during times of challenge:  St. Catherine during a time of plague, St. Therese of Liseux in the aftermath of the French Revolution, St. Teresa of Avila in the shadow of the Reformation, and St. Hildegard during a time when women’s voices were not typically welcomed, yet her voice cried out and was heard.

During this morning retreat we will look briefly at the lives of each of these Doctors of the Church, paying special attention to the particular circumstances of their time and place. We will then draw lessons for today from their lives and teachings.

Retreat Director: Sr. Elisabeth Meadows, OSB

Cost: $30

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  • Explore the life and gifts of Hildegard of Bingen, a Benedictine visionary, artist, composer, and physician who lived in the 1100s. This retreat will include reflection on many of her visions, using her remarkable paintings and writings. We will also ponder some of her suggestions for living a deeper spiritual life, as well as enjoy music she composed for liturgical prayer. There will be time for personal reflection and some group sharing. The Hildegard Day Retreat includes the primary presentation of Hildegard’s spirituality, engagement with her paintings and writings, and time for personal reflection on the grounds of the monastery. Lunch, materials, and art supplies are included in the fee.
  • Explore the life and gifts of Hildegard of Bingen, a Benedictine visionary, artist, composer, and physician who lived in the 1100s. This retreat will include reflection on many of her visions, using her remarkable paintings and writings. We will also ponder some of her suggestions for living a deeper spiritual life, as well as enjoy music she composed for liturgical prayer. There will be time for personal reflection and some group sharing. The two-night Hildegard Immersion Retreat includes the opportunity to share in the rhythm of chanted prayer and the contemplative pace of life of a monastic community as well as additional sessions with Sister Mary, audiovisual materials, and a closing ritual. Retreatants are invited to more fully step into Hildegard’s spiritual environment for a time of deep refreshment. Accommodations are in a modern guest house with private bath. The retreat begins on Friday evening and concludes after Sunday midday dinner.
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Details

Date:
February 6, 2021
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Venue

Zoom