A Day Away – Benedictine Spirituality for Modern Seekers

 

A Day Away: Hospitality – June 8, 2019      |      Un Dia Solo Para Ti – Agosto 24, 2019

A Day Away: Hospitality

  • June 8, 2019
  • 9:30 am-5:00 pm
  • $50
  • For women
  • Sorry no overnight accommodations are available on Friday and Saturday nights of this weekend

Are you ready for A Day Away? Would you like to make room in your life for hospitality? On June 8, 2019, we will gather at Holy Wisdom Monastery to explore the Benedictine value of hospitality. Hospitality is a cornerstone of the Rule of St. Benedict and all those who try to live Benedictine lives.

As St. Benedict says, “All guests who present themselves are to be welcomed as Christ, for he himself will say: ‘I was a stranger and you welcomed me.’” (Of course, you don’t have to be a Christ follower to live a life of hospitality or to be welcomed into community.)

The Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh, once said, “Building communities that practice understanding, loving-kindness and compassion may be the most important thing we can do for the survival of the world.” Many of us long for community: To be included, accepted, and received. We start by offering this hospitality to others…and to ourselves. The ripple effect from your hospitality can change the world—one community at a time.

At this day long retreat, we will practice hospitality for ourselves, for others, for creation, and for God. Where are the communities of hospitality in your life? Where do you practice hospitality? When did you last receive it? What does it look like to offer God hospitality in your life or for God to offer you hospitality? These are powerful questions that lead us to connect with our own selves and to others, as well as to God and God’s creation.

On June 8, we will enjoy time alone and in groups, as well as time in nature. We will participate in the rhythm of the monastery, meet the sisters, and eat together. We will even ask you to extend hospitality to a tree on the grounds—one that you can come back to in the months and years to come.

Leaders

Lisa Nelson is a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and has been an oblate of Holy Wisdom Monastery since 2004. She serves at Faith Lutheran Church in Columbus Wisconsin, teaches Christian theology, and is a water aerobics instructor.

Judy Nolde has been an oblate of Holy Wisdom Monastery since 2004. She serves as a deacon in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and is a chaplain at Central WI Center. She is also a spiritual director, retreat leader, and artist.

Registration

Register by May 26, 2019.
There is a 50% refund until the May 26, 2019 registration deadline, no refund after the deadline.

More information

For more information contact Sister Denise West at denisew@benedictinewomen.org, 608-836-1631, x197.


Un Dia Solo Para Ti

  • Agosto 24, 2019
  • 9:30 am-5:00 pm
  • $50
  • Para mujeres

Las hermanas de Holy Wisdom Monastery han preparado un retiro especialmente diseñado para mujeres como tú enfocadas en su espiritualidad!

En este retiro te:

  • Te conectarás contigo misma, con Dios y con nosotras las hermanas benedictinas.
  • Reflexionaras con otras mujeres que también buscan una espiritualidad
    más profunda.
  • Disfrutarás de la paz y la serenidad explorando el monasterio y sus alrededores.
  • Al final del día saldrás con un corazón renovado.

Facilitadores

El retiro será facilitado por las hermanas Paz Vital, OSB y Lynne Smith, OSB. Para más información contacta a la hermana Paz a su correo electrónico pazv@benedictinewomen.org o al siguiente teléfono 608-836-1631, x131.

La hermana Paz Vital, OSB es originaria de la Ciudad de México, donde recibió una licenciatura en psicología de la salud y una maestría y un doctorado en ciencias biomédicas. En 2009 se mudó a Houston Texas, donde trabajó en Baylor College of Medicine. En 2015 su vida cambió drásticamente. Para ella la ciencia perdió su magia, y la hermana Paz comenzó una búsqueda en busca de su felicidad. Su búsqueda la llevó al Monasterio de Holy Wisdom en septiembre de 2015. Ella está estudiando una Maestría en Artes en Teología y Ministerio para Hispanos en Catholic Theological Union. La Hna. Paz esta cruzando los dedos porque espera graduarse en mayo de 2019. Está interesada en llevar el amor y conocimiento de su cultura al monasterio y espera ver a más hispanos disfrutando de las bondades que el monasterio tiene para ofrecer.

La hermana Lynne Smith, OSB entro al monasterio de Holy Wisdom en el año 2000. Ella es la primera hermana protestante del monasterio. Ella ha sido pastora ordenada de la Iglesia Presbyteriana (USA) desde 1982 a la fecha. Durante este tiempo ella sirvió a varias iglesias en Kansas y en Iowa. La Hermana Lynne dirige retiros espirituales y es directora espiritual en el monasterio. A ella también le gusta trabajar en el jardín y en la pradera. La hermana Lynne es además la directora de formación en el monasterio.

Registration

There is a 50% refund until the August 9, 2019 registration deadline, no refund after the deadline.