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Nov
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The Hidden Identity of Jesus in the Gospel of Mark @ Monastery Immaculate Conception
Nov 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Hidden Identity of Jesus in the Gospel of Mark @ Monastery Immaculate Conception

The Church will begin using the Gospel of Mark the first week of Advent.  This two-evening workshop will familiarize attendees with Mark by focusing on the unique way Jesus is portrayed in that gospel.

The cost of both evenings, November 28 and 29, is $25.  One evening, either November 28 or November 29, is $15.

Presenter:  Fr. Eugene Hensell, OSB

Nov
29
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The Hidden Identity of Jesus in the Gospel of Mark @ Monastery Immaculate Conception
Nov 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Hidden Identity of Jesus in the Gospel of Mark @ Monastery Immaculate Conception

The Church will begin using the Gospel of Mark the first week of Advent.  This two-evening workshop will familiarize attendees with Mark by focusing on the unique way Jesus is portrayed in that gospel.

The cost of both evenings, November 28 and 29, is $25.  One evening, either November 28 or November 29, is $15.

Presenter:  Fr. Eugene Hensell, OSB

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)

Jan
20
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Oblate Meeting – Stability @ Monastery Immaculate Conception
Jan 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Oblate Meeting - Stability @ Monastery Immaculate Conception

Presentation on Chapter 3 “Stability” from St. Benedict’s Toolbox by Jane Tomaine to be given by Sister Celeste Boda and Oblate Carol Dunne.

Please email Sister Brenda if you plan to attend.

Feb
16
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Brewing with the Spirit: A Monastic Craft Beer Experience @ St. Benedict's Brew Works
Feb 16 – Feb 17 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: $235 (one overnight, meals, and all amenities; $175 for commuters (meals and all amenities).

Feb
18
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Oblate Meeting – Obedience @ Monastery Immaculate Conception
Feb 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Oblate Meeting - Obedience @ Monastery Immaculate Conception

Presentation on chapter four, “Obedience,” from St. Benedict’s Toolbox by Jane Tomaine to be given by Sister Karen Joseph and Oblate Elaine Baumgart.

Mar
2
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Honoring the Woman Within @ Monastery Immaculate Conception
Mar 2 @ 3:00 pm – Mar 4 @ 11:30 am
Honoring the Woman Within @ Monastery Immaculate Conception

This silent retreat provides you the opportunity to step aside from your busy life to explore and deepen your relationship with God and yourself. In an environment where physical, emotional, and spiritual renewal can take place, this quiet, reflective retreat will offer you the time to connect with God through journaling and other unique prayer experiences.

Presenters:  Sister Kate Willegal, OSB and Sister Gail Hamilton, OSB

 

Mar
17
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Understanding How the Church Uses Scripture for the Liturgies of Holy Week @ Monastery Immaculate Conception
Mar 17 @ 9:45 am – 3:30 pm
Understanding How the Church Uses Scripture for the Liturgies of Holy Week @ Monastery Immaculate Conception

There is a lot of Scripture proclaimed during Holy Week, and it is very well thought out, but not many people have an appreciation for that.  This topic would be a good preparation for Holy Week and a good introduction to the powerful use of the Bible for the church’s most important week of the year.

Presenter: Father Eugene Hensell, OSB, a monk of Saint Meinrad Archabbey, has a doctorate in Scripture and is an associate profressor of Scripture in the Seminary and School of Theology.  Currently, he is in much demand giving biblical retreats to laity, religious groups, and clergy throughout the country.

Mar
23
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Brewing with the Spirit: A Monastic Craft Beer Experience @ St. Benedict's Brew Works
Mar 23 – Mar 24 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: $235 (one overnight, meals, and all amenities; $175 for commuters (meals and all amenities).

Mar
29
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Triduum Retreat @ Monastery Immaculate Conception
Mar 29 @ 2:30 pm – Apr 1 @ 10:00 am
Triduum Retreat @ Monastery Immaculate Conception

Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand will offer a silent “Triduum Retreat” from March 29-April 1.

The silent retreat runs from 2:30 p.m. Eastern time on Holy Thursday, April 13, to 10:00 a.m. on Easter Sunday morning, April 16. This retreat will include participation in the liturgical celebrations of these Holy Days with the sisters in the monastery church.

Participants in this silent retreat will experience during this holy time the ultimate experiences of Christ’s life – his last supper, passion, death, and glorious resurrection.

Retreat cost includes meals and a private room. For more information or to register for this program, call 800-880-2777, or 812-367-1411, ext. 2915, or visit www.thedome.org.

More details to follow.