Program & Retreat Schedule
SAVE THE DATE for these upcoming programs at
Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center
We are excited to announce our upcoming programs for May - June, 2020!
SAVE THE DATE & register online now or call 317-788-7581!
Saturday, May 2 Blessed Mother's Beads Back by popular demand! Join us for this very special program where you will lean the art of rosary making; more about our Blessed Mother, Mary, and the history and mysteries of the Holy Rosary. This program sold out last year, so register early! Class size is limited to 25 participants! Program begins at 10:00 am through 2:00 pm. Cost is $50 (includes lunch and supplies). Instructors: Sr. Nicole Etienne, OSB and Kathy Willis.
Friday, June 5 - Saturday, June 6 The Personal Journal: A Tool for the Spiritual Journey Keeping a journal is a spiritual practice that explores our minds and heart while training the ear to listen to God's words. Such a prayerful practice deserves a beautiful book! During this weekend retreat, you will create your own personal journal using a simple book-making technique which will encourage, inspire, and challenge you to go deeper into your writing. Join us for this prayerful weekend as we open ourselves to God's word within us. Check-in on Friday at 7:00 pm. Retreat ends on Saturday at 3:30 pm. Cost is $175 and includes room, meals & supplies. Presented by Susan Yanos.
June 21 - June 27 Monastic Retreat: A Single Ray of Light In the Dialogues, Saint Gregory tells how Saint Benedict saw the world in a single ray of light. Using that lens, we will focus on the dimension of our monastic life that enables our hearts to expand to the greatness of soul, allowing us to see as Benedict did - a world as one with compassion and extravagance of hospitality. In other words, to see the world as God sees it! Sunday, June 21 - Check-in at 6:00 pm through Saturday, June 27 - Check-out is 1:00 pm. Cost is $525 and includes lodging and meals. Retreat facilitatorSr. Cecilia Dwyer, OSB.
August 21 - 22 The Gates of Heaven are Everywhere: A Thomas Merton Retreat Get away for a weekend retreat designed to help you see & hear, and to be drawn into the ever present reality of God. During this retreat, we will use Thomas Meron - A Book of Hours by Kathleen Deignan, to pray the hours at dawn, mid-day and dusk. Experience meditation in the gardens of the Benedict Inn, Visio Divina, poetry, journaling, art, music, and prayerful movement interwoven with times of silence and rest. Please bring a journal, the above referenced book, and appropriate clothing for outdoor activities. Check-in is Friday, August 21 at 5:00 pm. The retreat concludes on Saturday, August 22 at 3:00 pm. Cost is $175/person (includes room and meals). Retreat Facilitator: Sylvia Harrison.