Spiritual Enrichment Program
Spiritual Enrichment Program – 2021-2022
Every year — new topics on spiritual practices —
Our 2021-2022 discussion starter: The Winding Path of Transformation by Jeffrey Tacklind
This one-year Spiritual Enrichment Program is open to men and women who desire to deepen their relationship with God. Program participants gather eight times from September through April. 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 on Zoom from 9:30—11:30 a.m. on Saturday mornings. For those who live near Yankton, there will be an opportunity to gather in person for the opening and closing sessions, while those at a distance will join us on Zoom. The sessions are led by Benedictine Peace Center staff with expertise in a particular topic.
The book that will guide our discussions is by Jeffrey Tacklind, The Winding Path of Transformation: Finding Yourself between Glory and Humility. The text leads us through these themes: opening to God’s transforming grace, being at home in the middle of conflict, learning from silence and solitude, finding our true vocation, becoming our true selves, experiencing desolation, finding wisdom while waiting, living in joy and grief, and practicing humility.
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.
When will we meet?
Dates for the Spiritual Enrichment Program gatherings
for 2021-2022 are the following Saturdays:
- September 11, 2021
- October 9, 2021
- November 13, 2021
- December 11, 2021
- January 15, 2022
- February 12, 2022
- March 19, 2022
- April 23, 2022
View the 2021-2022 program brochure.
Email S. Penny at firstname.lastname@example.org or register below by August 24!
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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