Fri ., Oct. 16, 9a-3p
Dr. Barbara Sutton
$75 includes materials
"The soul speaks in image," according to C. G. Jung. How are you seeking to create a soulful life? What contemplative practices nurtures you? Teacher and facilitator, Barbara Sutton, who has worked extensively with The Saint John's Bible, will introduce SoulCollage as a process to explore the human dynamics and the communal dimensions of one's life. The act of creating collages forms a basis for seeing with the eyes of faith what God is up to in our lives. We will also use journaling, guided imagery and small group sharing during this retreat to support our collage-making and engage the spiritual journey more deeply. No previous experience necessary. Register online.
Sat., Oct 17, 9a-2:30p
S. Virginia Matter OSB and Staff
This ancient spiritual practice is a Christian way of meditating that teaches one how to listen for God's invitation to deeper relationship. S. Virginia Matter OSB is a seasoned teacher and practitioner of centering prayer who was commissioned by Fr. Thomas Keating OSCO. Register online.
Sun., Oct. 18, 1-3p
S. Carol Rennie OSB and Tod Twist Oblate
From the first word of the Rule of Benedict, readers are encouraged to incline their hearts toward God. What does that practice look like in the modern day? How do expressly monastic instructions translate into helpful and practical wisdom for those who live outside of a monastery? A lifelong Benedictine woman and a mid-life Oblate and father come together to explore these questions through a prayerful introduction to the Rule, beginning with its opening Prologue. Those new to and experienced in Benedictine spirituality welcome.Register online.