Benet House Retreat Center

Benet House Retreat Center at St. Mary Monastery

Upcoming Programs

  • Lectio Divina: Weekly Prayer:  Leader:  Linda Clewell, SMM Oblate. Lectio Divina is the foundation for Benedictine prayer.  Consider making it a steady prayer in your life.  Slow sacred reading of Scriptures, poetry, nature and art; the Word of God comes to us in many forms.  With contemplative reading, listening and seeing, we can learn to recognize the Divine Presence in all things.  Join us each week to savor God’s voice in your daily life and share with others.  Tuesdays:   Jan. 5, 12, 19 and 26; 9-10 am; Fee:  Free will offering.
  • Break-a-way:  Day of Prayer and Quiet:  Take time out from your busy!  Join the Benedictine Sisters on their monthly Quiet Prayer Day.  Opening prayer and ‘Mindful Moments’ reflections.  January theme is Beauty.  Wed.  Jan. 6; 9 am-Opening Reflection; 1 pm-Centering Prayer (Optional); 3:30-Closing Prayer (Optional). Retreat Leaders: Benet House Program Committee. Fee:  Free will donation
  • Centering Prayer:  Leader:  Linda Clewell, SMM Oblate. Wednesdays:  Jan. 6, 13, 20 and 27; 1-2 pm; Free will offering.
  • The Word Among Us:  Jan. 11 and 25; 1-2:30 pm; Retreat Leader:  Sr. Charlotte Sonneville, OSB.  Fee:  $50 series, plus cost of subscription to Word Among Us Publication.
  • The Psalms: Prayers for All Life’s Experiences:  The Book of Psalms is the heart of Benedictine prayer. The Psalms express a variety of life’s experiences including pain, anguish, joy and praise.    Jan. 14; 9:30-11:30 am; Retreat Leader:  Sr. Bobbi Bussan, OSB.  Fee: $15 session or $90 series.
  • Silent Directed Retreat:  What do you see? (Jn 1:35-42):  You will need a candle, Bible and prayer space in your home.  Spiritual Directors:  Sr. Margaret Murphy, OSB; Sr. Mary Schmidt, OSB; Toni Petersen, SMM Oblate; Sr. Kathy Sadler, OSF.  Fri. Jan. 15-Mon. Jan. 18; 3-Day Retreat; Fee:  $180; OR Fri. Jan. 15-Wed. Jan. 20; 5-Day Retreat; Fee:  $270;
  • Wisdom Women Series:   Rejoice in and Discover Our Wisdom:  Join this new group!  We will nurture our Wisdom by reflecting on and discussing Wisdom in Scripture; Wisdom Women in the Bible and throughout history; Wisdom Women today and our Wisdom.  Articles, books, videos, and music will inspire our discussion.  3rd Thursday each month.  Next session:  Thurs. Jan. 21, 11-12:30 pm; Leader:  Sr. Bobbi Bussan, OSB.  Fee:  Whatever donation you’d like to make.

For more information and pricing:

Sr. Jackie Walsh, OSB

Phone:  309-283-2108



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