A Community of Benedictine Sisters in Fort Smith, Arkansas

Weekly Reflections
October 19, 2014

an excerpt from "Mary, Our Mother"

Sister Dolorita Thompson, OSB

What greater gift could God give Than a Mother who makes us live, Who gave birth to Jesus, That His love may abide in us. She who saw our emptiness, Covered us with her lowliness. Lowliness is a great capacity for loving, Which Mary imparts to those who are willing, That in each heart she may give God praise, And intercede for us, a life of grace, She who gave birth to our generation, Is most willing to plead for our salvation.

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Come & See Live In Experience
October 17-19, 2014

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Upcoming Retreat:
The Poem of Your Life

October 17-19, 2014
Presented by Sr. Macrina Wiederkehr

The space between your birth and your death is the poem of your life. Throughout this retreat you will be encouraged to offer hospitality to your birth, your death and all that lies between. The retreat will be a bit like a quiet birthday party giving you space for soul work. Stories, poetry, scripture, prayer, song, and ritual will be used throughout the retreat. Spaces of silence will be the arms that hold you. Cost: $175.00. Commuter $120.00 A $50.00 non-refundable deposit is needed at the time of registration. Lodging and 5 meals are included in the price.

Simply Benedictine Summer Discernment Retreat

August 5 - 9, 2015

Catholic women between the ages of 18 - 45, get away from it all for a few days and enjoy solitude, silence, and quiet reflection. Experience Monastic life while meeting and sharing with others thinking about their call.

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Silent Directed Retreat

3-Day: January 8-11, 2015 ($235); 5-Day: January 8-14, 2015 ($385); 8-Day: January 8-17, 2015 ($575)

This Retreat is based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. This retreat is a time to practice silence in order to make room for God to work in your life and by this to strengthen your relationship with Him. In the silence you are better able to hear God’s invitation to open your heart and surrender your soul in a deeper way. Each day you will meet with a Spiritual Director to assist you in discerning God’s invitation and to offer suggestions to guide you during your silence. The Retreat opens with dinner at 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 8 and ends after lunch on Sunday for the 3-Day and after morning liturgy for the 5-Day and the 8-Day. Lodging and meals are included in the price. A $50.00 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is required at time of registration.

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