Programs and Registration

offerings for people new to the study of the spiritual life

as well as for advanced students


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With Joyful Hope (Mia Eckes and Lisa Bierer)


Monthly Events

Freewill offerings, no registration necessary

Centering Prayer Group

Wednesdays 6:30-7:30a

S. Virginia Matter OSB
Centering prayer is a form of prayer that takes practice. Each week St. Paul’s Monastery hosts a time for those seeking to strengthen their practice of centering prayer under the guidance of S. Virginia Matter OSB.

First Friday Prayer Vigil

First Fridays 7p
Karin Barrett, musician and liturgist for the monastery was convinced of the need to assemble to pray for the concerns of our time. “We want to extend a wide invitation and create a welcoming environment for people to come to pray what is on their hearts.” No registration necessary. Walk-ins welcome.

Dementia Support Group

Second Tuesdays 7-9p

Steve Arnold Oblate
Loving and supporting someone with dementia can result in exhaustion as well as grief from lost relationships, dreams and freedom. Come be with others on the journey. Chaplain and spiritual director Steve Arnold provides a time for caregivers to share stories, feelings, frustrations, and joys. Check-in and introductions are followed by discussion around various issues connected with dementia. Find full acceptance whatever the topic. Walk-ins welcome.

Taizé Prayer

Third Fridays 7p
Taizé prayer uses simple chants based on the Scriptures and periods of silence to create an environment for encountering the mystery of God. This time of quiet, gentle communal prayer can help dispel the accumulated burdens of the week and free one for the renewal of a weekend. No registration necessary. Walk-ins welcome.


(+ indicates additional dates)
5+   The Life Journey: Aging with Dignity
6   Centering Prayer Group starts anew (6:30-7:30a)
14+   Shape of the Divine: Working with Clay as Spiritual Practice
19   Attentive Companions: Spiritual Direction and the Journey with God
26   Art Speaks into Life
5   Great Conversation: What are You Learning about Wholehearted Living?
19   Great Conversation: Paying Attention! How Do I Put Soul Back into My Leadership?
26   (Professional Day) Nurturing a Sense of Calling in Congregational Life
27   (Public Lecture) Today this Scripture is Fulfilled in Your Hearing: The Practice of Sustained Lectio Divina
27-29   (Retreat) Discernment: The Fruit of Lectio Divina

For more information or to register

Email the Benedictine Center or call 651.777.7251

Registering last minute?

While we welcome walk-ins, it is helpful to call ahead so that a place may be prepared for you (651.777.7251 or 651.777.818).

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For more information or to register

Email the Benedictine Center or call 651.777.7251

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