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Aug
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Introduction to Centering Prayer @ Monastery Immaculate Conception
Aug 12 all-day
Introduction to Centering Prayer @ Monastery Immaculate Conception

Centering Prayer is a quiet, reflective prayer form grounded in the Christian Tradition.   The workshop will provide a brief explanation of the method of Centering Prayer and an opportunity to practice this way of praying.

Presenters:  Sister Kathy Bilskie, OSB, a member of the Ferdinand Benedictines, is certified as a Centering Prayer Presenter by Contemplative Outreach and has been facilitating Centering Prayer workshops/retreats for many years.  She is experienced in parish ministry, spiritual direction, and health care administration.  Sister Celeste Boda, OSB, a member of the Ferdinand Benedictines, has assisted at facilitating Centering prayer Workshops for the past 7 years.  She holds a Juris Doctorate from Hamline University School of Law, and is judicial Assistant to the judicial Vicar in the Tribunal for the Diocese of Owensboro, Kentucky.

Time: Registration is at 9:00 a.m. Program starts at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m.

Cost:  $75.00 (includes lunch)

Aug
20
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Oblate Picnic @ Monastery Immaculate Conception
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Oblate Picnic @ Monastery Immaculate Conception

The 2017 Oblate picnic will begin with Morning Prayer at 10:00 a.m. (EDT), followed by Mass at 10:30 a.m. in our Monastery Church.  Eating, sharing, and other festivities will take place in St. Gertrude Hall, beginning at 11:30 a.m.  Please email Sr. Brenda Engleman at bengleman@thedome.org if you plan to attend.

Sep
8
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Directed Retreat @ Kordes Hall
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 15 @ 10:00 am
Directed Retreat @ Kordes Hall

The Directed Retreat provides you with an opportunity to focus on your relationship with God, especially your experience of God in prayer and in life’s events.  You will have the opportunity to meet six times with a spiritual director.

Sep
16
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Oblate Meeting with Reception of Oblate Candidates @ Monastery Immaculate Conception
Sep 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Oblate Meeting with Reception of Oblate Candidates @ Monastery Immaculate Conception

1:00 p.m. Reception of Oblate Candidates in St. Gertrude Hall

Presentation on Chapter 1 “The Rule of St. Benedict” from St. Benedict’s Toolbox by Jane Tomaine

Please email Sister Brenda to let her know that you plan to attend.

Sep
20
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Annulment in the Catholic Church: Dispel the Myths, Journey toward Healing @ Monastery Immaculate Conception
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Annulment in the Catholic Church: Dispel the Myths, Journey toward Healing @ Monastery Immaculate Conception

Come learn what an annulment is and what it is not, and who needs an annulment. Discuss the Church’s theology of marriage, as outlined in Gaudiem et Spes. This program is for anyone who has questions about annulments, is divorced and considering remarriage, or anyone who wonders what this is all about.

Presenter: Sister Celeste Boda, OSB, a member of the Ferdinand Benedictines, holds a Juris Doctorate from Hamline University School of Law, and is Judicial Assistant to the Judicial Vicar in the Tribunal for the Diocese of Owensboro, Kentucky.

Time: 7 – 9 p.m. (ET) • Cost: A free will offering will be appreciated.

Sep
25
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Dome Golf Classic @ Donald Ross Golf Course
Sep 25 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Dome Golf Classic @ Donald Ross Golf Course

The 15th annual Dome Golf Classic will be held on Monday, September 25, at The Donald Ross Course in French Lick, Indiana. Please plan to join us for a fun day of golf and help support the Sisters of St. Benedict!

The Donald Ross Course, constructed in 1917, is celebrating its 100th year of providing classic golf experiences. This beautiful course designed by iconic architect Donald Ross recently underwent a $5 million restoration. Eighty of Ross’ trademark bunkers with flat bottoms and deep, gnarly faces are in place, along with expanded, square or rectangular shaped greens, all with a wavelike appearance. Thirty-five of these bunkers are original to the 1917 course. The course is a par 70 and plays to 7,000 yards. It was rated the #2 public course in Indiana 2008-2016 by Golf Week, and was among the 100 greatest nationally through 2015.

Hagen’s Club House Restaurant is the original clubhouse. When weather permits, the best seat in the house is on the veranda. Inside or out, this authentic turn-of-the-last-century structure includes a pro shop and a relaxing atmosphere—perfect for après golf or anytime.

Where the money goes: You, as a contributor to the Dome Golf Classic, assist the sisters in their ministries, making a positive difference in: • The lives of thousands of students being taught by our sisters. • Outreach to the homeless, jobless, and illiterate served by our sisters. • The education and future lives of single parents and their children. • Comforting and caring for people in health crisis. • The spiritual enrichment of parish members served by sisters and others seeking to grow in their faith. • …and so much more. For this, we thank you!

 

Oct
6
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Brewing with the Spirit: A Monastic Craft Beer Experience @ St. Benedict's Brew Works
Oct 6 – Oct 7 all-day
Brewing with the Spirit: A Monastic Craft Beer Experience @ St. Benedict's Brew Works

Want to learn about the rich history of beer and its connections to monasteries? What about sampling and even brewing a batch of craft brew? St. Benedict’s Brew Works is a craft brewery on the grounds of the Sisters of St. Benedict and is offering a series of brewing retreats. Brewers and owners, Vince Luecke and Andy Hedinger, will share the history of beer and lead the group through reflections on gospel parables about grain, earth, yeast and water. Participants will sample beers, work to understand beer terminology and, of course, make a batch of craft beer designed by the group.

Presenters: Vince Luecke holds a master’s degree in Catholic Thought and Life from Saint Meinrad School of Theology. He works as the editor of two newspapers and is co-owner of St. Benedict’s Brew Works. Andy Hedinger holds a law degree from Indiana University’s Mauer School of Law. He practices law full time and is a co-owner of St. Benedict’s Brew Works. He and his family also own and operate Monkey Hollow Winery and Distillery near St. Meinrad.

Time: Registration is at 6:00 p.m. (ET) Friday at Kordes Hall. The program begins at 7:00 p.m. at St. Benedict’s Brew Works and ends at 7:00 p.m. Saturday.

Cost: $320 (two overnights, meals, and all amenities), $230 (one overnight, meals, and all amenities; $175 for commuters (meals and all amenities).

Oct
15
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Rite of Oblation followed by Oblate Meeting @ Monastery Immaculate Conception
Oct 15 @ 9:45 am – 3:00 pm
Rite of Oblation followed by Oblate Meeting @ Monastery Immaculate Conception

Rite of Oblation at 9:45 in monastery church.

1:00 P.M. presentation on Chapter 2 “Prayer” from St. Benedict’s Toolbox by Jane Tomaine

Please email Sister Brenda if you plan to attend.

Nov
3
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Brewing with the Spirit: A Monastic Craft Beer Experience @ St. Benedict's Brew Works
Nov 3 – Nov 4 all-day
Brewing with the Spirit: A Monastic Craft Beer Experience @ St. Benedict's Brew Works

Want to learn about the rich history of beer and its connections to monasteries? What about sampling and even brewing a batch of craft brew? St. Benedict’s Brew Works is a craft brewery on the grounds of the Sisters of St. Benedict and is offering a series of brewing retreats. Brewers and owners, Vince Luecke and Andy Hedinger, will share the history of beer and lead the group through reflections on gospel parables about grain, earth, yeast and water. Participants will sample beers, work to understand beer terminology and, of course, make a batch of craft beer designed by the group.

Presenters: Vince Luecke holds a master’s degree in Catholic Thought and Life from Saint Meinrad School of Theology. He works as the editor of two newspapers and is co-owner of St. Benedict’s Brew Works. Andy Hedinger holds a law degree from Indiana University’s Mauer School of Law. He practices law full time and is a co-owner of St. Benedict’s Brew Works. He and his family also own and operate Monkey Hollow Winery and Distillery near St. Meinrad.

Time: Registration is at 6:00 p.m. (ET) Friday at Kordes Hall. The program begins at 7:00 p.m. at St. Benedict’s Brew Works and ends at 7:00 p.m. Saturday.

Cost: $320 (two overnights, meals, and all amenities), $230 (one overnight, meals, and all amenities; $175 for commuters (meals and all amenities).

Dec
1
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Praying with Icons @ Monastery Immaculate Conception
Dec 1 @ 6:30 pm – Dec 3 @ 9:45 am
Praying with Icons @ Monastery Immaculate Conception

Christianity has long cherished a tradition of praying with sacred images, from lighting votive candles before beloved statues, to walking the Stations of the Cross, to praying with icons. In this retreat, we will explore the theology of icons, and will become familiar with different ways of praying with sacred images. Beyond exploration of some liturgical forms of prayer, we will learn about and have time to practice various devotional kinds of prayer with images, including praying with Scripture, colloquy (conversation with God), the Jesus Prayer, and silent contemplation.

Presenter:  Sister Jeana Visel, OSB

Time: Registration Friday at 6:30 p.m.; program begins at 7:30 p.m.(ET) Friday and ends on Sunday at 9:45 a.m.

Location:  Benedictine Hospitality Center in the Monastery

Cost: $245.00 (includes meals and private room)