Programs and Registration

offerings for people new to the study of the spiritual life

as well as for advanced students


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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.


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18   Taizé Reflection: The Adventure of Holiness
18   Taizé Prayer

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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Taizé Reflection: The Adventure of Holiness
Fri., Aug. 18, 10a-8p
S. Carol Rennie OSB
$40 includes lunch and supper
This day of conversation and quiet reflection is inspired by themes in a book written by Brother John of Taizé. Led by a spiritual director and Oblate of the monastic community, the experience concludes with prayer in the style of Taizé. Register online.

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Taizé Prayer
Fri., Aug. 18, 7p (third Friday of each month)
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For more information or to register

Email the Benedictine Center or call 651.777.7251

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