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Spiritual Enrichment Programs
Ongoing Spiritual Enrichment Opportunities
T'ai Chi Chih®Joy Thru Movement T'ai Chi Chih is made up of a series of slow, prayerful, meditative movements that benefit the body, mind and spirit by circulating the energy within. By balancing the body's internal energy, the movements provide an effective way to relieve stress, restore balance and promote well-being. These movements are often referred to as moving meditation or prayer through movement.
Certified instructor, Sister Eleanor Stockert, will patiently lead you through each movement - suitable for most fitness levels. The first learning session is free. Suggested donation for eight learning sessions is $60. Participants should wear comfortable clothing.
Dates: Tuesdays, Oct. 15, 22, 29; Nov. 5, 12, 19; Dec. 3, 10
Times: 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Ongoing T'ai Chi Chih practice sessions
Deepen your commitment to daily practice by joining others each month to review movements that release stress and foster inner peace. You must have completed eight instruction sessions prior to these sessions. 2013 Dates: (Mondays) October 14, November 18, December 16, January 13 (2014). Sessions will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Led by Sister Eleanor Stockert
Centering Prayer Do you hunger for a deeper intimacy with God?
Centering prayer invites us to let go of the busyness of our lives and awakens us to the fact that we are totally loved and cherished by God. It is a quiet and reflective prayer. This learning session will use Scripture, explain Centering Prayer, and offer an opportunity to practice this rich form of prayer.
Date: Saturday, September 21
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Registration begins at 8:40 a.m.
Suggested donation: $45/includes lunch and refreshments
Ongoing Centering Prayer Follow-Up Sessions
Deepen your relationship with God by joining others in Centering Prayer, a prayer of silence. Must have had Intro to Centering Prayer sessions. Each session includes centering, silence and Lectio on Scripture. 2013 Dates: Mondays, Sept. 9, Oct. 7, Nov. 11, Dec. 2.
Sessions will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Led by Sister Patricia Schap.
Learning, Reflecting and Living the Gospel According to Matthew
Preparing for Cycle A of the Lectionary
This evening will offer a look at what is special and unique about Matthew's account, reflection on what he called disciples to do as members of the church, and discussion on what we can do to respond as disciples today. Presented by Sister Edith Selzler, OSB.
Mondays: October 21, 28 and November 4, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Suggested donation: $35.00
Ever Wonder? Vocation Discernment Weekend
Did you "ever wonder" if God is calling YOU to become a Benedictine Sister of Annunciation Monastery?
An "Ever Wonder Vocation Discernment Live-In" will be held November 9-10, 2013. You are welcome to participate in the vibrant prayer and community life of the Benedictine Sisters of Annunciation Monastery. Experience the Liturgy of the Hours (daily prayer), reflection, recreation, conversation and meals with the sisters.
No charge to attend. Pre-registration is required.
Note: If you are interested but your schedule doesn't allow you to visit during this particular weekend, contact Sister Hannah Vanorny, director of vocation ministry, to set up another time to visit! We would love to meet you.
For more information and to pre-register, contact Sister Hannah at (701)425-9734 or (701) 355-8909 or email: email@example.com
Spiritual Direction Do you desire to grow in your relationship with God and become more aware of God in your daily life? Perhaps God is inviting you to seek spiritual direction. Your desire to deepen your relationship with God grows as you discover God's abiding love and care for you. Several spiritual directors are available. Call Sister Gemma at (701)355-8952 or 701-255-1520 for more information about spiritual direction.
Renew Your Inner Spirit at Our Hospitality Center - The monastery is a perfect place for quiet time to relax, read and pray in a restful setting. It is a place for: individual and/or directed retreat, for self-directed renewal times, for days or times of solitude in private, for spiritual direction.
Private Retreat: Gift yourself with quiet time to nurture your inner self and your relationship with God and others. A private room will be provided where you can retreat into your own space to hear God within, or enjoy the beauty of nature. Stroll the beautiful walking paths and experience a prayerful labyrinth walk. Come and let monastic quiet wash over you and refresh you. You may pray with the sisters of you desire. Meals provided. Length of time is flexible.
Directed Retreat: In a directed retreat, the participant meets daily with a certified spiritual director who supports them and offers suggestions to enhance one's relationship with God, especially in prayer and life events.
Please call Sister Gemma Peters at 701-255-1520 for more information and to determine date(s) of retreat.
Group Retreat or Reflection - Arrange a time for reflection, prayer and/or retreat for your group. Bring your own leader or inquire if someone from the Center could facilitate the retreat. Facilities and lunch are available. Call Sister Gemma at (701)355-8952 or (701)255-1520 make arrangements.
Outreach Programs - Speakers from the monastery are available to present programs in your locality. Call for information.
Labyrinth Prayer Path Walk - Experience our beautiful scenery and prayerfully walk our outdoor labyrinth on your own. Are you pondering your relationship with God, self, others? Perhaps walking the labyrinth will refresh your spirit and you might find some of the answers you are looking for. Preregistration is not required as you are welcome to walk our labyrinth any time between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
Call Sister Gemma at (701)355-8952 or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) to arrange date(s) and time(s) that suit your needs and for further information.