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).
Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand will offer a silent “Triduum Retreat” from March 29-April 1.
The silent retreat runs from 3:00 p.m. Eastern time on Holy Thursday, March 29 to 10:00 a.m. on Easter Sunday morning, April 1. 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.
“I am creating something new. There it is. Do you see it?” (Isaiah 43:19) This retreat will be an opportunity for you as a woman to experience images, colors and symbols relating to your life journey. Utilizing various creative prayer expressions you will discover more of who you are and the woman God created you to be. The weekend will include presentations, personal reflection, creative expressions (some materials will be provided or you could bring some of your own, too) and group prayer/sharing. Come and be pleasantly surprised!
Presenters: Sister Betty Drewes and Sister Gail Hamilton
Presentation on Chapter 6 “Praying the Divine Office” from St. Benedict’s Toolbox by Jane Tomaine.
Contact Sister Brenda Engleman at firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know if you plan to attend this meeting.
· “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.
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.