Couples dinner at St. Benedict
St. Benedict Center will host a Valentine’s Day dinner at 5 p.m. Feb. 11.
Married couples are invited for Mass at the chapel followed at 6 p.m. by a four-course Valentine’s Day dinner prepared by Mark and Patty Bosh.
Advanced reservations and prepayment are required. Cost is $55 per couple through Jan. 28, and $60 per couple for reservations made after that date.
For more information, call 402-352-8819 or visit christthekingpriory.com.
St. Benedict hosting events
God Calls! A Discernment Retreat for Women is scheduled for 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 participants will be introduced to life-giving spiritual tools. Scholarships are available.
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.
Explorations in Creative Praying is a one-day retreat scheduled for Feb. 17 with Glenda Dietrich Moore. This day will awaken and celebrate the creative process in participants’ lives through a variety of prayer forms, Scripture, reflection and hands-on expression with art materials. Very simple art materials (paint, collage and clay) will be used. No previous art experience is necessary. Program fee is $40, which includes materials. Lunch is available at the center for $10.50.
A Taste of Contemplative Prayer, scheduled for Feb. 23-25, is a retreat with Father Thomas Leitner. This retreat, involving breath practice, is for beginners on the contemplative journey.
For more information on these events, call 402-352-8819 or visit www.christthekingpriory.com.