Everyday Spirituality for the Frazzled
Holy Wisdom Monastery invites you to the
Benedictine Retreat with the Rev. Dr. Jane Tomaine
September 21, 2012 6:30 pm – September 23, 2012 1:00 pm
Reconnect with what is truly important to you as you explore with others how the Rule of Benedict and Benedictine Spirituality can give you tools to meet life’s challenges with grace, joy and hope. Learn ways to center your heart in Christ through your day-to-day routines. Take a break from the normal fray of daily responsibilities to refresh and renew. You will receive practical tools that will help you to live in the present moment, create a healthier balance of activities in your daily life, let go of thoughts that frazzle, and connect with God through creative ways during the day.
Reverend Dr. Jane Tomaine is an Episcopal priest from New Jersey and author of St. Benedict’s Toolbox: The Nuts and Bolts of Everyday Benedictine Living, Jane is a nationally known retreat leader. She shares her love of Benedictine Spirituality at churches, retreat centers and monasteries and teaches at the Newark School of Theology.
Friday, September 21, 2012
6:00-7:00 pm, Check-in at the Retreat & Guest House
7:00 pm, Welcome and introductions
7:15-8:15 pm, Stalking the Unfrazzled Life, An introduction to awareness and living in the present moment—spiritual disciplines to practice during the retreat
8:15 pm, Refreshments and conversation
Silence is requested following refreshments until Morning Prayer
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Continental breakfast for those staying in the Retreat & Guest House in room 108 (before sessions start)
7:35 am, Centering Prayer
8:00-8:45 am, Registration desk open for check-in
8:00-8:30 am, Morning Prayer
8:45-10:00 am, Benedictine Promises for an Unfrazzled Life, Stability and obedience as pathways to a peace-filled heart
10:00 am, Break and refreshments
10:30-11:45 am, Letting Go of Those Frazzling Distractions, Thoughts matter! We’ll explore thought patterns that lead to being frazzled and explore ways to live in greater freedom
12:00 pm, Lunch
Time on your own:
1:30-2:30 pm, Tour of the grounds, meet at the monastery front door
1:30-2:45 pm, Lear about the oblate community
1:30-2:45 pm Learn about Benedictine Women of Madison
1:30-2:45 pm, Integration ritual for oblates and candidates
2:30 pm, Refreshments available
3:00-4:15 pm, Finding Balance in a Lopsided World, We have overcrowded lives. Learn ways to joyfully counter this cultural trend
4:30 pm, Evening Prayer
5:15-6:15 pm, Dinner
6:30 pm, Visio Divina
Silence is requested following refreshments until Morning Prayer.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Continental breakfast for those staying in the Retreat & Guest House in room 108 (before sessions begin)
8:00 am, Morning Prayer
9:00 am, Sunday Worship with Eucharist, Reflection by the Rev. Dr. Jane Tomaine
10:00 am, Break
10:30-11:45 am, Wrap Up and Setting and Sharing Intentions for an Unfrazzled Life
12:00 – 1:00 pm, Lunch
Depart refreshed and renewed!
By check: $130 by September 1, 2012; $155 after September 1, 2012 or
By PayPal online registration: $133.50 by September 1, 2012, $159 after September 1, 2012
Includes: program and meals (lunch on Saturday and Sunday, dinner on Saturday).
Lodging and other meals on your own.
Lodging is very limited at Holy Wisdom Monastery. Currently all rooms are reserved for September 21-23, 2012. Download area hotel list here.
Registration is due September 1, 2012. 50% refund for cancellations after registration deadline.
Contact Jane at firstname.lastname@example.org, 608-222-5139 if you have questions.