Interactive Online Groups
Interactive Online Programs at the Benedictine Peace Center
Join an online interactive group 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.
All programs are currently offered on line because of COVID-19.
On-site retreats and discussions will resume when it is safe to do so.
Click here to view a brochure of our Fall 2020 Online Offerings .
“Lectio Divina– Praying together with Scripture”
Friday Mornings, 10:00 – 10:45 a.m., Central time
On Fridays, October 9, 23, and 30 and November 6, 13, and 20 we will meet virtually for Lectio Divina, a time for praying with the Gospel of the following Sunday. Our meetings, lead by S. Penny Bingham OSB, will include reading the Gospel several times, interspersed with quiet times of reflection, and sharing the fruit of our reflection. You will need a computer, smartphone, or telephone; a Bible is optional. We will use Google Meet; shortly before our meeting time, S. Penny will send you an email with the link needed to connect by computer or smartphone (with camera and mic) or by phone (audio only).
To register at any time, contact Sister Penny:
firstname.lastname@example.org / 605-668-6023.
Your email address will be needed when you register.
You may join the group at any time; depending on interest, we may continue offering Lectio Divina in the following months.
Morning Group Topic — The Book of Genesis, Part I
Wednesday Mornings, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. Central Time
Six Sessions, September 30 – November 4
Where does it all begin? This online study of Genesis, 1 – 25 is an invitation to examine and reflect on the creation account and the pre-historical stories of the bible. We will reflect on this from the perspective of what they reveal to us about God and God’s relationship with the Israelites and with us today through use of study, reflection questions, discussion, videos and prayer, using materials from the Little Rock Scripture Study. Facilitated by S. Doris Oberembt, Part I of the Genesis study covers the creation accounts, the stories of the fall and the flood, and the story of Abraham and Sarah. Part II will be studied in Lent, 2021.
For more information and to register, contact S. Doris at 668-6022 or email@example.com no later than Sept. 23. Pre-registration is required so that books may be ordered.
Wednesday Evening Group Topic — Racism — Open Wide Our Hearts
Wednesday Evenings, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Central Time
Six Sessions, September 30 – November 4
What do the Scriptures say about racism? Join 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, “Open Wide Our Hearts,” 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. http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/racism/upload/open-wide-our-hearts.pdf. 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 6 weeks, beginning September 30. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 605-668-6021.
Stay tuned for more information!
If you would like to be added to our email list and receive occasional reflections and notices from us, please contact us via e-mail at email@example.com, call (605) 668-6292, or use the contact form on this page: www.yanktonbenedictines.org/center/.
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