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.
Registration is at 6:30 p.m. ET at the Monastery front entrance/reception desk. The retreat will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7 and conclude the following Friday, Sept. 14 at 10:00 a.m.
The cost of the retreat is $700.00 which includes meals, private room and spiritual direction.
The 16th annual Dome Golf Classic will be held on Monday, September 24, at Victoria National Golf Club in Newburgh, Indiana. Shotgun start begins at 8:30 a.m. CDT. 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!
‘Come and See’ what life as a religious sister is all about. If you are 18-40 years old and are open to the call of vocation, we invite and encourage you to attend this weekend retreat as we explore the work and prayer life of Martha and Mary. After this weekend you will walk away with a better understanding of community life and the Benedictine charism.
In addition to joining the sisters for meals and prayer, there will be casual time for fun and fellowship with other participants and community members. Women curious about religious life as a vocation are encouraged to attend so that they may see first-hand what it’s like to live and work in community.
The event takes place on the peaceful grounds of the Monastery of Immaculate Conception located in Ferdinand, Indiana. It will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 28th and will conclude at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 30th.
There is no fee for attending but registration is required.
This year we have six candidates for oblation. They will be making their promises and becoming an oblate in the sanctuary during Morning Prayer. Sister Barbara Lynn Schmitz will officiate the ceremony. Candidates, oblates, sisters, family, and friends are all welcome to attend.
Chapter 10: “Community Relationships & Benedictine Presence.”
Presenters: Sister Kathy Huber and Oblate Faye Bilskie
Reception of Candidates in St. Gertrude’s Hall as part of Midday Prayer. During this ceremony, the Inquirers are formally received as candidates. Sister Barbara Lynn, Prioress, officiates.
the presentation for this meeting is Chapter 7, “Hospitality.” Presenter: Oblate Theresa Bauer
There will be two presentations at the February meeting.
The first is Chapter 6, “Praying the Divine Office” by Presenter: Stephanie Smith.
The second will be Chapter 8, “Keeping a Holy Benedictine Lent Anytime” Presenters: Sister Helen Jean and Sister Maura.