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2019 Advent Retreat at the Benedictine Peace Center

Our Advent Journey — Becoming Empty for God

Rescheduled for December 7

The Benedictine Peace Center will offer an Advent Morning of Reflection, “Our Advent Journey — Becoming Empty for God,” on Saturday, December 7, 9:30 to noon. Check-in is from 9:00-9:30 with coffee and light refreshments.To register or for more information on this event, call us at 605-668-6292.  Please register by December 4. 

Participants in this half-day Lenten Retreat are invited to reflect prayerfully how the gentle Advent season instructs us on how to become empty for God, even in the midst of this busy season. We will reflect on this theme during two short talks, silent reflection time, and table conversation.

Jesus’ own kenosis, his self-emptying gift of self for God’s people shows us how we too can let go of an obstacle to readiness for the coming of God in our lives.
The Blessed Mother’s fiat at the annunciation, Mary’s openness to becoming the vessel for the Incarnate Word  models for us a way of becoming empty to receive the life of God in our lives.

For more information on future offerings, e-mail or call 605-668-6292.

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Click for Directions.  We are about an hour from Sioux Falls and Sioux City, IA, and about 3 hours from Omaha or Lincoln, NE.


The Advent retreats at the Benedictine Peace Center always remind me that this is a season of waiting in hope and expectation.

I am invited to be still and listen for Christ’s growing presence in my life.

Kristi Gullickson

Chaplain, Sioux Falls, SD

Please enjoy this music reflection that was part of our 2017 Advent Retreat.  May it help you wait in stillness for a deeper coming of our Lord. 


Consider coming for a silent personal retreat — for whatever time frame works into your life.   Go to the Silent Retreats page for more information.


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1005 W. 8th St.

Yankton, SD 57078

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