Spiritual Enrichment Program
Spiritual Enrichment Program – 2020-2021
Similar format as last year, with new topics on spiritual practices.
This one-year Spiritual Enrichment Program is open to men and women who desire to deepen their relationship with God. Program participants gather at the Benedictine Peace Center eight times from September through May. In addition, each person will enjoy a three-day silent retreat scheduled at your convenience.
Each program year will address new topics of interest to women and men on the spiritual journey. Sessions seek to bring a theological and spiritual perspective to a faith journey within the Christian tradition. Previous participants may opt to continue and new participants may begin each September.
The monthly two-hour gathering will include prayer and reflective dialogue with staff and other program participants on the focus topic for the month. The meetings are held from 9:30—11:30 a.m. on Saturday mornings. The sessions are led by Benedictine Peace Center staff with expertise in a particular topic.
This year we will focus on the spiritual life, silence and solitude, mentoring younger generations, aging well, fruitful use of anger, the importance of work and vocation, the meaning of life and death – subjects of Parker Palmer’s book, On the Brink of Everything.
The book and the honest discussions have been great, as have been the teaching/facilitating. I appreciate having a place like yours in our region, that recognizes the importance of the inner life. Please keep doing what you’re doing, and being so open to people of other faith traditions.
Mark Volkers, Iowa
2018-2019 Program Participant
The Silent Retreat
The three-day silent personal retreat experience at the Benedictine Peace Center is included in the program cost. You may schedule your retreat at a convenient time for you on a space-available basis. Two meetings with a spiritual director during your retreat are optional.
Dates for the Spiritual Enrichment Program gatherings
for 2020-2021 are the following Saturdays:
- September 12, 2020
- October 10, 2020
- November 14, 2020
- December 12, 2020
- February 13, 2021
- March 13, 2021
- April 10, 2021
- May 8, 2021
The registration deadline is August 24.
For more information on the 2020-2021 program, contact the Benedictine Peace Center at 605-668-6292, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Directions to the Benedictine Peace Center at Sacred Heart Monastery.
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