Dates: February 22, March 1, March 8, 2018

Retreat Presented By Sr. Rachel Dietz, OSB

Everyone experiences pain and suffering in life; it is inevitable and unavoidable. It can be physical pain and suffering from a heart attack, an accident, or emotional pain such as rejection or depression. Some people believe that pain and suffering are punishment from God for acts that were not constructive or life-giving. Very few people view pain and suffering, whether physical or emotional as positive energy than help create a better world.

Using the book SEVEN STAGES OF SUFFERING: a Spiritual Path for Transformation by Louis M. Savary and Patricia H. Berne, this Lenten program will lead one through the seven stages with an emphasis on the positive and transformative energy of suffering. We will do this through reading, reflection, prayer, sharing and journaling.

What: A series of three sessions. (Attendance at all three sessions is very important)

Where: St. Scholastica Retreat Center

When: Thursday, February 22, March 1, and March 8. Time: 9:30 - 11 am

Cost: $60.00 a registration fee of $20.00 non-refundable, non-transferable is required at time of registration.

Seven Stages of Suffering Sessions

First Session:

  • Essential Perspectives
  • Part One: Stages of Resistance
    Outer Resistance / Inner Resistance

Second Session:

  • Part Two: Stages of Transformation

Third Session:

  • Stages of Union
    Communion / Fidelity

Dates: March 22-25, 2018 - Deadline: March 2, 2018

Retreat Presented By Nick Cole

This retreat is for ANYONE interested in deepening their centering prayer practice. Centering prayer is a way of bringing to consciousness the unconscious "emotional wounds of a lifetime" (Thomas Keating) and enabling these stumbling blocks to become cornerstones for the TRUE SELF.

There will be spiritual teachings (DVDs/CDs) on the process of transformation by teachers like Thomas Keating, Richard Rohr, Cynthia Bourgeault, etc.

There will be a 12-step meeting during the retreat which is open to anyone who would like to attend. The 12-step program is a more cognitive way of dealing with our emotional short-comings and character defects.

The retreat will be in silence after the opening circle on Thursday night until lunch on Sunday. Come experience the powerful synergy of these two spiritual resources.


Dates: March 29 - April 1, 2018 - Deadline: March 15, 2018

Retreat Presented By St. Scholastica Monastery

Come join the monastic community of St. Scholastica to celebrate the Triduum of Holy Week. You will enter into worship with the Sisters, follow in the footsteps of Jesus to Calvary and share in the joy of His resurrection. On Holy Thursday afternoon there will be a brief orientation presented by a member of the Community and on Easter Sunday we will conclude with the Feast of the Resurrection in the Monastery dining room. Cost: $115.00. A $50.00 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is required at the time of registration. Lodging and meals are included. Deadline for registration is March 15, 2018.

Dates: July 19 - 22, 2018 - Deadline: July 5, 2018

Retreat Presented By Sr. Macrina Wiederkehr, OSB

The focus of this retreat will be Benedictine Spirituality as a pathway for spiritual growth. We offer you three days for standing in the Presence of God. Sister Macrina will use monastic practices to help you discern how to cultivate a listening heart and how to create a sacred rule of life right in the midst of your daily living. In giving yourself the gift of this retreat, you will be giving yourself time to offer hospitality to your deep longing for God. Cost: $300.00. A $50.00 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is required at time of registration. Lodging and meals are included. Deadline for registration is July 5, 2018.

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