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Seeing God: Contemplative Photography

Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center 916 Convent Rd., NE, Cullman, AL, United States

Contemplative photography is a prayer practice to see the created world with new eyes. Using the simplest of cameras, often a phone, we slow down and simply look at what is before us. We aim to see the subtle beauty of things, to notice and appreciate surprising details or signs of the changing seasons. This […]

Choosing Together: Group Discernment

Zoom

How can we live and practice discernment when others are involved? Friends, work groups, families, and organizations face choices. The long Benedictine tradition of discernment moves beyond winner/loser methods (taking turns, majority rules) to seek common ground. This retreat offers an introduction to the spirituality of this form of reaching decisions in groups and some […]

8-Day Post-Intensive Centering Prayer Retreat

Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center 916 Convent Rd., NE, Cullman, AL, United States

Rooted in the ancient Christian contemplative tradition, the goal of this form of Christian prayer is to foster a deeper intimacy with Christ through the silence and stillness of contemplative prayer. This Post-Intensive retreat provides an opportunity to spend extended time in deep silence in community to encourage a more intimate union with God. A […]

Introduction to Centering Prayer Weekend Retreat

Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center 916 Convent Rd., NE, Cullman, AL, United States

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 […]

A Quiet Retreat with Charles de Foucauld – Online

Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center 916 Convent Rd., NE, Cullman, AL, United States

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.  […]

Introduction to Centering Prayer Weekend Retreat

Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center 916 Convent Rd., NE, Cullman, AL, United States

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 […]

Hildegard of Bingen: A Woman for Our Times

Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center 916 Convent Rd., NE, Cullman, AL, United States

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 […]

Centering Prayer 8-day Intensive and Post-Intensive retreat

Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center 916 Convent Rd., NE, Cullman, AL, United States

Rooted in the ancient Christian contemplative tradition, the goal of this form of Christian prayer is to foster a deeper intimacy with Christ through the silence and stillness of contemplative prayer. Intensive: An in-depth retreat for those experienced in Centering Prayer.  The retreat will facilitate entrance into a more profound level of spiritual practice in […]

Introduction to Centering Prayer Weekend Retreat

Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center 916 Convent Rd., NE, Cullman, AL, United States

This weekend retreat is designed for those new to Centering Prayer and gives a first step in learning this form of prayer. 

Introduction to Centering Prayer Weekend Retreat

Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center 916 Convent Rd., NE, Cullman, AL, United States

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 […]