A Day Away retreat—

Led by Oblates Camille Banks and Mary Hoddy

  • Saturday, March 2, 2019
  • 9:30 am-5:00 pm
  • $50 for the day including lunch
  • All women welcome
  • You are always invited to extend your retreat. Contact Amanda Conway to check room availability.

A Day Away: Benedictine Spirituality for Modern Seekers

In our fragmented, fast-paced world, what can we learn from a sixth century monk? The Rule of Benedict offers ancient wisdom to contemporary seekers who long for greater balance, compassion and connection in their lives. Take a day away to explore three aspects of Benedictine spirituality in our peaceful setting.

Each day consists of:

  • An introduction to the Rule of Benedict with teaching on the theme
  • Group sharing
  • Time for personal reflection
  • Prayer
  • A meal together


Are you dissatisfied with the things that seem to consume your energy and time? We’ll provide a spacious day to consider how to focus on the essentials of life.  Join us as we explore the Benedictine value of balance.

Retreat leaders

Camille Banks has been an Oblate since 2005 and a Spiritual Formation Specialist for InterVarsity in Lakes and Plains Region since 2001. She is a mother of 6, grandmother, Certified Spiritual Director, and retreat leader.

Mary Hoddy has been an Oblate since 2002 and a longtime member of Sunday Assembly. She was Staff Education and Training Director at UW-Madison’s Wisconsin Union for 27 years. She currently facilitates learning communities in the Madison area in compassionate communication.

More information

Contact Amanda Conway at at aconway@benedictinewomen.org or 608-836-1631, ext. 100 for further information and to check room availability if you wish to extend your retreat.


Register by February 22, 2019.
There is a 50% refund until the February 22, 2019 registration deadline, no refund after the deadline.