Interactive Online Programs

Join an interactive online program at the Benedictine Peace Retreat Center to deepen your spiritual experience during this time of social distancing because of the coronavirus.  See our current opportunities for on-line discussions below.  Group sizes are limited; individuals will be enrolled on a first-come basis. 

Programs are currently offered on line because of COVID-19. 

On-site retreats and discussions will resume when it is safe to do so.



“Lectio Divina– Praying together with Scripture”


interactive online programs and retreatsOn Friday, July 10 and 24 and August 7, 14, 21, and 28,  we will meet virtually for Lectio Divina, a time for praying with the Gospel of the following Sunday.  Our meeting will include reading the Gospel several times, interspersed with quiet times of reflection, and sharing the fruit of our reflection.  Meeting time:  10:00 – 10:45 a.m., Central time.  I will use Google Meet; shortly before our meeting time, I will send you an e-mail with the link needed to connect by computer or smartphone (with camera and mic) or by phone (audio only).      

Leader – S. Penny Bingham, OSB

Needed from you:  your e-mail address when you register.

You will need:  a computer, smartphone, or telephone; Bible is optional.

To register, contact Sister Penny: [email protected] / 605-668-6023.

Morning Group Topic — coming soon!

 interactive online programs and retreats

Stay tuned for information on the morning Scripture group, facilitated by S. Doris Oberembt,  meeting online or at Sacred Heart Monastery.   Come back to this page at a later date or contact S. Doris at 668-6022 or [email protected].


Wednesday Evening Group Topic — Open Wide Our Hearts


interactive online programs and retreatsJoin our Wednesday evening group  to reflect on the Church’s teaching, based in the Scriptures, on racial equity.   We will be using the the document itself  along with the study guide “Reading, Praying, Living the U.S. Bishop’s Open Wide Our Hearts,” a faith formation guide by Alison Benders.  

The document itself can be downloaded from the website for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.  Although written in 2018, this document is very relevant to our current situation.  It invites us as followers of Christ to reclaim the God-given dignity of each human person.  Our study guide and handouts provide a sociological and historical context.

The evening series for Fall 2020 will be facilitated by S. Mary Jo Polak, meeting 7:00-8:30 for 5 weeks.  For more information, e-mail [email protected] or call 605-668-6021.  


Stay tuned for more information!  

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