in the Bold Footsteps of Benedictine Women
Fri., Jun. 5, 8a thru Sat., Jun. 6, 3p (option to stay through 6p for Vigil and supper)
$175 for double lodging
$200 for single lodging (limited availability)
In this pilgrimage, we trace the bold footsteps of the women we have come to admire, from the founding of St. Paul Priory on Summit Avenue to St. Benedict's Monastery, and then the journey back toward St. Paul as if we were among the founding members. Along the way we will be joined by expert storytellers who will help us see how the past continues to shape the present and future of St. Paul's Monastery. The pilgrimage departs from and returns to St. Paul's Monastery. Includes transportation, meals, and overnight accommodations at St. Benedict's Monastery. Ideal for Oblates, volunteers, and friends of St. Paul's Monastery. Register online.
by Sam Rahberg, Director
Guests to St. Paul’s Monastery often say, “I find myself looking for something more” as they describe what has led them to the Benedictine Center.
Individuals may have noticed themselves to be frazzled and stretched or restless and full of questions. "Something more" seems to capture the impulse that draws them toward spiritual direction, a private retreat, or conversations with others about how spiritual things unfold into everyday life.
The monastic way of life creates both a rhythm and a sense of companionship that undergirds our common desire to be and to live in deeper relationship with God. Guests come to the monastery, not because Sisters and staff provide all the answers, but because those who seek “something more” feel at home here.
To explore the resources available to you through St. Paul’s Monastery, browse this website, plan a visit, and contact the Benedictine Center. God may just be inviting you to “something more.”
Email the Benedictine Center
or Call 651.777.7251
Welcoming All Guests
The Benedictine Center welcome guests to the monastic community's home at the northeast corner of St. Paul, Minnesota.
Reserve your personal or group retreat today by calling 651.777.7251 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reflections from Others
"Our time was peaceful and beautiful and blessed."
"Thank you for the retreat. It was refreshing, renewing, restful, and helpful."
"My first time at the Benedictine Center was a most wonderful experience! It was a wonderful time of quiet, solitude, and peace. I hope to be back!"
"The Center has been an immense contributor to my spiritual development...and I am on the path Home.”
“I have had just the right balance of solitude and community. What a blessing to be able to be apart without feeling alone on my journey.”
For Information and Registration
Email the Benedictine Center
or call 651.777.7251
Enter your email address in the "Sign up for the Email Newsletter" box to the left and hit "Go"
For hard copy catalog (include address)
The School of Lectio Divina
Jul. 10-16, 2015 with S. Meg Funk OSB
Feb. 19-25, 2016 with Kathleen Cahalan
$700 includes lodging and meals
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