· “Private/Personal Retreat” will be offered from June 10-17.
· This retreat is for those who like the retreat atmosphere of quiet, meals, and prayer without a director. It’s designed to offer a peaceful, relaxed, and spiritual experience for a private, personal retreat.
· Registration begins at 7:00 p.m. Eastern time on Sunday, June 10, with the retreat starting that day at 7:30 p.m., and ending on Sunday, June 17, at 10 a.m.
· Retreat cost includes meals and a private room. Registration is due June 8. For more information or to register for this retreat, call 800-880-2777, or 812-367-1411, ext. 2915, or visit www.thedome.org/programs.
As part of our outreach, we, the Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand, offer group or individual programs and retreats that educate and provide personal spiritual direction. These programs develop a deeper awareness of God, the world, yourself, and others that lead to a more meaningful and fulfilling life. We also open our facilities and grounds to groups seeking a hospitable, peace-filled environment for meetings, programs or other gatherings. For more information call 800-880-2777.
Girls who have just completed 5th through 8th grade are invited to Camp Marian, hosted by the Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand, Indiana. Camp Marian is Monday, June 11 through Wednesday, June 13, 2018.
The girls will participate in games, crafts, swimming, and archery and sleep in tents on the monastery grounds. They will also pray together and learn about influential Benedictine saints.
Camp director, Sister Jill Reuber says, “I love sharing our Benedictine charism with the campers and counselors. I think one of the benefits of Camp Marian is that it allows young girls that may not have any connections with religious to meet us and get to know some of us,” Sister Jill has helped with the camp since the summer of 2003.
For more information, email Sister Teresa Gunter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To all alums, we challenge you to set a new attendance record (over 200) at the 2018 summer reunion. Make plans with classmates and other Academy friends to spend the weekend on the hill.
Walk down memory lane, literally, as you browse through the renovated areas in the quadrangle, including the courtyard and the former “trip hall, sophomore hall, math hall.” Visit the new alumnae gathering room located in the “old Assembly,” once used for Glee Club, music concerts, plays, classes, home rooms, movies, and more.
Saturday, June 23: Gather in the Monastery Event Hall (former MHA gym) and Madonna Lake area between 1 and 7 p.m. Visit with Academy friends, classmates, faculty members, and sisters. There is no limit to the fun and excitement generated when Academy alums come together. And because of popular demand, we will again have a cookout by the lake between 5 and 6:30 on Saturday evening. There will be no charge for the cookout.
Sunday, June 24: Event Hall opens at 8 a.m.
8:15 to 10 a.m. – all alums sign in, register and pay (if not done earlier), and pick up dinner tickets; continental breakfast during this time.
10:30 – Mass in monastery church
12 noon (after alums return from Mass) – dinner, followed by a brief meeting, and more fun and visiting
Make lodging reservations early. Check area hotels and B&B places in Ferdinand, Jasper, Dale, Huntingburg, French Lick, West Baden, Evansville, Corydon, all within an hour’s drive, and in Owensboro and Louisville, Kentucky, 1 to 1 ½ hours.
Registration: send in the form below or register online at thedome.org/get-involved/academy-alumnae, and click on “Register Now” button. Online registration available by November 1. Registration deadline is June 8! Register early and qualify for the “early bird special.” If you register and pay the $25 alumnae registration fee by May 1, you have a chance to win a prize. The first three names drawn will win one of the following: a one or two-night stay in the new Benedictine Hospitality Center, OR 20 tickets for raffle items, OR reimbursement of registration fee ($25). Another incentive to register early: the first 100 to register will receive a souvenir key chain made from Madonna Hall bricks by Tina Dalton ‘82 and her mother.
The 16th annual Dome Golf Classic will be held on Monday, September 24, at Victoria National Golf Club in Newburgh, Indiana. Please plan to join us for a fun day of golf and help support the Sisters of St. Benedict!
Since Victoria National Golf Club’s founding in 1998, the course has taken its place among the most elite golf clubs in the country. “America’s Best New Private Course of 1999” ranked #43 in Golf Digest’s “America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses” in 2017, #83 in Golf Digest’s “Complete 200 Greatest International Courses” in 2018, and #1 in Indiana by Golf Digest for 2017-2018. The course at Victoria National was designer Tom Fazio’s sixth private course, and his tenth “Best New” win from Golf Digest, the most any architect has won in a single category. Victoria National is rich in history and has a strong heritage of beautiful land and unparalleled golf. Since its founding, the club has become a haven for a select group for discerning golf purists.
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!