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May 2021

8-Day Intensive / Post-Intensive Centering Prayer

May 21, 2021 - June 1, 2021
AL United States

CANCELLED for 2021.   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 an atmosphere of silence, solitude, and community.  DVD's of Fr. Thomas Keating's Spiritual Journey course will be viewed. Post-Intensive: An opportunity…

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Para vivir la Pascua: San José un modelo siempre actual

May 21, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Zoom and Facebook Live

Presentado por Padre Raúl Posada Valencia, sacerdote de la Diócesis de Sonsón - Rionegro al oriente de Medellín en Antioquia- Colombia, que se encuentra prestando un servicio misionero desde hace dos años y medio en la Diócesis de Birmingham, en la parroquia del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús. 17 años de ordenado, con una experiencia pastoral tanto en parroquias, como vicario y como párroco, además durante 11 años estuvo dedicado a la formación sacerdotal en los diferentes seminarios de la diócesis…

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June 2021

Este es el Misterio de Nuestra Fe (This is the Mystery of our Faith)

June 11, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Zoom and Facebook Live
Free

This is the mystery of our faith En este mes que celebramos Corpus Cristi y con la invitación del obispo Steven J. Raica de nuestra diócesis de Birmingham de dedicar este año a la Eucaristía y a la parroquia les invitamos a participar en el tema "Este es el Misterio de Nuestra Fe" que será presentado por el P. Raul Bedoya. Viernes 11 de Junio a las 4pm Hora del Centro. ENLACE ZOOM: https://tinyurl.com/2s64tvy6 y FacebookLive @benedictinesistersretreatcenter  

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July 2021

Pandemia, tiempo de Gracia, retos y oportunidad de transformación

July 23, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Zoom

En esta presentación discutiremos, 1. cómo la pandemia del coronavirus cambió nuestra vida, la manera de SER y de HACER las cosas 2. Cómo las crisis se convierten en oportunidades transformadoras, los retos en creatividad, las pérdidas en ganancias y los desafíos en bendiciones. 3. Cómo Dios y la comunidad camina con nosotros en las dificultades. 4. ¿En qué consiste volver a la “normalidad” o “nueva normalidad” y qué cambios necesitamos hacer para no volver a nuestras andadas. Presentador: La…

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September 2021

Celebrating Women: Wise Women’s Resiliency, Rediscovery and Beyond

September 10, 2021 - September 11, 2021
Zoom

We invite you to gather with other women to share insights discovered and lessons learned through the pandemic.  Our time together will include storytelling, ways of relaxing, meaningful art, care of self and one another.  The event will be held on Zoom. On Friday evening we will gather from 6:30 – 8:00 pm, CST for introductions and sharing.  On Saturday we will meet again on Zoom from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (CST).  Participants will need a stable internet connection…

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October 2021

Introduction to Centering Prayer (online)

October 13, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Zoom

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 workshop/retreat is designed for those new to Centering Prayer and will be held over Zoom. A reliable internet connection with the capability for audio and video is required. There will be opportunities for questions and discussion. Retreat Director: Sister Mary McGehee, OSB Cost: $30 October 13,…

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November 2021

Intensive Centering Prayer (online)

November 20, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Zoom

Develop further the discipline of Centering Prayer and deepen your relationship with God.  There will be extended periods of Centering Prayer and video lecture by Fr. Thomas Keating, OCSO.  Prerequisite:  Introduction to Centering Prayer and a personal practice of Centering Prayer. Retreat Director: Sister Mary McGehee, OSB Cost: $30 Saturday, November 20, 2020 – 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM (Central Time)  

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Advent and Christmas Reading Group

November 29, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoom

During this Advent season and through Epiphany, Sister Elisabeth Meadows and Sister Lynn McKenzie will lead a weekly reading group on Zoom based on Malcolm Guite's work, Waiting on the Word: A Poem a Day for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany (Canterbury Press: 2015).  Guite is a poet, Anglican priest, and scholar who presently serves on the faculty at Girton College, University of Cambridge. His poetry is noted for its theological and spiritual depth as well as its beauty. This particular…

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December 2021

A Season of Listening: God’s Voice in Christmas (online)

December 14, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Zoom

While secular Christmas ends on December 25, that is just the beginning of a beautiful season that moves into the new calendar year, celebrating Mary the Mother of God, Epiphany and concluding with the Baptism of Jesus. For many, it is a season of reviewing the old year and preparing for the new. This two-session retreat invites you to listen for God's voice in a sustained way through this season. The first 90-minute session presents three prayer practices for listening…

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A Season of Listening: God’s Voice in Christmas (on-site at the Retreat Center)

December 16, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center, 916 Convent Rd., NE
Cullman, AL 35055 United States

This two-session retreat invites you to listen for God's voice in a sustained way through this season. The first 90-minute session presents three prayer practices for listening to God's voice and several methods for capturing and pondering God's guidance. The second session reviews the prayer practices, offers a chance to share your experience of sustained prayer, and offers ways to close this season of prayer. Presenter: Sister Edith Bogue, OSB, is a Benedictine sister recently transplanted to Sacred Heart Monastery…

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