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Intensive Centering Prayer (online)

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 […]

Advent and Christmas Reading Group

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center 916 Convent Rd., NE, Cullman, AL, 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 […]

Introduction to Centering Prayer (Zoom) January 22, 2022

Zoom

Centering Prayer is a form of Christian prayer rooted in the ancient contemplative tradition. Its purpose is to foster a deeper intimacy with Christ through silence and stillness. This time of pandemic has led many to seek to deepen their relationship with God through this wordless prayer of contemplation. There will be opportunities for questions […]

Introduction to Centering Prayer (Zoom) Feb. 23, 2022

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

Centering Prayer is a form of Christian prayer rooted in the ancient contemplative tradition. Its purpose is to foster a deeper intimacy with Christ through silence and stillness. This time of pandemic has led many to seek to deepen their relationship with God through this wordless prayer of contemplation. This workshop/retreat is designed for those […]

A Season of Listening: Lent (Zoom) Mar. 1 & 29, Apr. 12, 2022

Zoom

During the Season of Lent, God invites us to draw closer and deepen our relationship. This three-session retreat helps you listen for God's voice in a sustained way throughout Lent. The first 90-minute session presents three prayer practices and several methods for capturing and pondering God's presence and guidance. The second session expands on the […]

Choosing Well: Everyday Discernment (Zoom) March 8, 2022

Zoom

Everyone recognizes life's major choice points. People often arrive at them with little experience of to guide them. Benedictines have practiced discernment - choosing with wisdom and seeking the guidance of the Holy Spirit – for centuries. This first-of-three retreat workshops invites you to use the choices we face every day as opportunities to grow […]

The Welcoming Prayer (Zoom) Mar. 16, 2022

In this time of Pandemic with so much to deal with, the practice of The Welcoming Prayer can be most helpful. The Welcoming Prayer is a method of consenting to God’s presence and action in our physical and emotional reactions to events and situations in daily life. The purpose of the Welcoming Prayer is to […]

How Do I Choose?: Discernment Practices (Zoom) Mar. 22, 2022

Zoom

What does discernment look like? What are some practical things I can do to discern new directions, make difficult choices, or cultivate greater wisdom? This retreat workshop offers several tools drawn from the long Benedictine tradition of discernment, and with short opportunities to experience one or more of them. Presenter: Sister Edith Bogue, OSB Sister […]