Upcoming Programs

 

General Information

  • Room, meals, and linens are included in program cost.
  • Unless noted otherwise, weekend programs begin Friday at 7:30 pm and end Sunday after the noon meal.
  • Programs may be cancelled for insufficient registration.
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Would  you like more information about any of our programs?  We can be reached at (256) 734-8302 or retreats@shmon.org.

 

 

 

 

Five-Day Directed Retreat

August 12 - 16, 2019

 

This retreat offers an opportunity for on-going faith development under the personal guidance of an experienced director.  Enjoy silence, scheduled consultations with a spiritual director, and time for personal reflection and prayer.  Participants have the option of joining the Benedictine Community for Eucharist and Liturgy of the Hours.

 

Retreat Directors: Sister Mary McGehee, O.S.B. and Sister Treva Heinberg, O.S.B.

Cost: $470
Printable Registration Form (pdf)

 

 


 

 

Introduction to Centering Prayer

August 30 - September 1, 2019

 

Centering Prayer is a form of Christian prayer rooted in the ancient Christian contemplative tradition.  Its purpose is to foster a deeper intimacy with Christ through the silence and stillness of contemplative prayer. 

This workshop/retreat is designed for those new to Centering Prayer.  Private rooms and the ability to maintain silence are required.

Retreat Directors: Contemplative Outreach Birmingham Staff

Cost: Private Room $245

Printable Registration Form (pdf)

 


 

 

CELEBRATING WOMEN: WOMENS' WAYS OF HEALING

September 27-29, 2019

 

During this weekend for women, we will explore ways to calm the mind, relax the body, and enliven the spirit.  If you are longing to be restored and rejuvenated, looking for peace and calm, join us for this weekend. 

 

Retreat Directors: Sister Mary McGehee, O.S.B., and Celebrating Women Team

Cost: Private Room $255; Shared room $225/each.

 

Printable Registration Form (pdf)

 

 


 

 

Introduction to Centering Prayer

January 24 - 26, 2020

 

Centering Prayer is a form of Christian prayer rooted in the ancient Christian contemplative tradition.  Its purpose is to foster a deeper intimacy with Christ through the silence and stillness of contemplative prayer. 

This workshop/retreat is designed for those new to Centering Prayer.  Private rooms and the ability to maintain silence are required.

Retreat Directors: Contemplative Outreach Birmingham Staff

Cost: Private Room $255

Printable Registration Form (pdf)

 


 

 

holy week at the monastery

 

April 10, 2020- Good Friday Day of Reflection

Take a day apart for silence and prayer on this holy day.  Join the Sisters in their silent lunch, outdoor Stations of the Cross, and in their Good Friday liturgy. Spend the rest of your day in silent prayer on the beautiful grounds of Sacred Heart Monastery and in the comfortable sitting areas of the Retreat Center.

$15, includes lunch

Printable Registration Form (pdf)

 

April 9 - 10, 2020 - Holy Thursday through Good Friday

Join the Sisters for the special liturgies of Holy Thursday and Good Friday while taking time apart for silent communion with God on these holy days.  Begins with supper on Holy Thursday and concludes with the afternoon liturgy of Good Friday.

$150, includes private room and meals

Printable Registration Form (pdf)

 

April 9 - 12, 2020 - Holy Thursday through Easter

Experience the three days of the Sacred Triduum immersed in the beauty of Sacred Heart Monastery, joining the Sisters in their silence and in their prayer as they celebrate the special liturgies of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, the Easter Vigil, and Easter Sunday.  Limited enrollment; Silence. 

 

Cost: Private Room $265; Shared Room $205/person

Printable Registration Form (pdf)

 

 


 

 

Merton and Women

May 8 - 10, 2020

 

 

A Mother’s Day weekend exploration of women and the feminine in the life and teaching of Thomas Merton with a special focus on Merton’s teaching on prayer in his conferences with women¬†religious and monastics.

 

Retreat Director: Bonnie Thurston, Ph.D.

Cost: Private Room $255

Printable Registration Form (pdf)

 

 


 

 

 

letting go and letting god:

the wisdom of twelve-step spirituality

 

Date TBA

9:30 am - 4:00 pm

 

Letting go of self-will and the powerful drive to control all the various circumstances of life (including people, relationships, and situations) begins with recognizing the reality of our own limitations and the inherent "imperfections" that are part of the human condition.  Letting God's will and loving care uphold and direct our lives requires an ever-deepening process of surrender that is described in all genuine spiritual traditions yet uniquely articulated through the Twelve Steps of Alcholics Anonymous.  This reflection day will focus on the core principles of Twelve-Step Spritiuatlity and the gift of spiritual freedom that is experienced when these principles are put into practice.

 

Retreat Director: Sister Therese Haydel, O.S.B.


Cost: $30, includes lunch

Printable Registration Form (pdf)

 


 

 

 

For additional information about our programs, please contact:

Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center

Telephone: (256) 734-8302
E-mail: retreats @ shmon.org