Oblate retreat (open to the public)

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Compassionate Communication: Right Relationships with myself and others Facilitated by Mary Hoddy, HWM Oblate, and Mary Kay Reinemann Assisted by Lynne Smith, Denise West, Paz Vital, and others from Madison Area Nonviolent Communication Practice Groups As Oblates, we value deep listening and having what Benedict calls right relationships, but it’s not always easy. Compassionate communication is the intention to stay present to one another as we make a connection in which everyone’s needs are valued. This includes our own needs as well as the needs of others. This practice is based on Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication and Robert Gonzales’ Living …

Oblate retreat (open to the public)

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Beholding Beauty: The Art of the Benedictine Heart of God Facilitated by Gabriele Uhlein, OSF, Ph.D. Beauty lures us, holds us and humbles us. The beautiful Heart of God empowers us, transforms us and allows us to be present without exception, in every place and for all time. Come and experience what a Franciscan discovered about the beautiful, Benedictine heart of God. See what is emerging in the contemporary church as the beauty of oblate commitment comes into full flower in the Age of the Laity. Gabriele Uhlein, OSF, Ph.D. Franciscan, psychologist, theologian and artist, Sister Gabriele has dedicated over …

Oblate retreat (open to the public)

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Neighbor, Citizen, Benedictine led by oblate Jan Conrady In the current political milieu, how can we be faithful to our spiritual wisdom and the Benedictine path? In an age where information is becoming suspect, how do we advocate for the values we believe in? During the retreat, we will build a framework to answer these questions, but the emphasis is on “WE.” The most important parts of this weekend are your questions, your stories and your hard-won wisdom in these times. Bring a mind willing to be open to finding common threads in very disparate paths. Please come prepared with …