St. Benedict hosting retreats

SCHUYLER -- St. Benedict Center will hold a discernment retreat for women from Jan. 19-21.

Teresa Monaghen, Sr. Inviolata Mukhaabi, Fr. Thomas Leitner and their team of consecrated and lay women will help attendees draw closer to God and listen for their calling. Scholarships are available. The retreat beings at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19 and ends at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 21.

Men’s Retreat: Spiritual Exercises for Discipleship is scheduled for Jan. 26-28. This weekend for men will introduce attendees to many practical tools for living as Jesus’ disciples. Br. August Schaefer, Deacon Duane Karmazin, Fr. Thomas Leitner and Teresa Monaghen will present various aspects of discernment. The schedule will include brief conferences, silence, Mass, Confession, fellowship, and spiritual direction. It's open to all ages and scholarships are available.

Walking the Lenten Journey with Scripture and Benedictine Values is a one-day retreat scheduled for Feb. 3 with Brother Tobias Dammert. This day will include shared lectio divina with selected Scripture passages, time for silent reflection and exploration of Benedictine values regarding the observance of Lent, God’s mercy, the community of brothers and sisters, silence and celebration. Program fee is $30. Lunch is available at the center for $10.50.

For more information or to register for these events, call 402-352-8819 or visit

Word of Life hosting workshop

COLUMBUS -- A Normal Christianity Identity and Healing Workshop will be held Jan. 5-7 at Word of Life Church, 3701 23rd St.

The workshop is offered to anyone desiring healing. Hours are 6:30-9:30 p.m. Jan. 5, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Jan. 6 and healing services at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Jan. 7

For more information, call the church at 402-564-6262.

Nativity scenes on display

SCHUYLER — The public is invited to St. Benedict Center to view Nativity scenes from around the world, including the Holy Land, Africa, Asia, South America, North America and Europe.

The Nativity display will run from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 2-5. There is no admission fee.


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