Learn By Doing
Our retreats and programs go beyond good teaching. When you join us, you will be invited to enter into experiences to discover or
deepen your spiritual practice—and bring it into your daily life.
Scholarships are available for those requiring financial assistance to attend a program. Please contact Joyce Martelli at [email protected] for more information. These funds are provided through the
generosity of an anonymous donor.
Let's Get Virtual
Book Study Learning to Pray
Learning to Pray is James Martin’s newest book. By now, you could be thinking that you learned to pray a long time ago; or that you have a prayer life that meets your needs; that prayer is something you do when time permits; or if you have a problem. James Martin takes us on a different journey. He guides us to look at prayer throughout Christian history and learn how different forms of prayer can meet us at different points during our life journey. While there is no right way to pray, there are different ways to pray. Each way of praying can deepen our relationship with God. Our task will be to look at the prayer practices in this book and share our ideas about prayer with one another. It will be interesting to learn about our different prayer practices and how they feed our souls as we draw closer to God.
The format of this ten-session program will be to read and discuss two chapters at each 90-minute meeting. Prior to each meeting, participants will receive an agenda with some potential questions for discussion. Each meeting will begin with prayer followed by an informal discussion of the readings.
Facilitators: Sharon Delvecchio Therkildsen and Sr. Jody Kearney
Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30pm VIA Zoom
Dates: September 7, 14 ,21, 28 October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 16
Fee: $10 per session
Fall Mug Up Returns!!
Mug Up returns in September!!
Check back for further details..
This fall we will continue our Mug Up series. This series will be more of a free flowing discussion that will focus on different aspects of spirituality each week. We will look into different aspects of spirituality using material such as how the Gospels and readings apply to us today, how we address difficult subjects when looking into our hearts to find God’s love, and other topics that will help us as we grow as individuals and as a community. Personal reflections will be shared in small groups as well as large group discussions.
Facilitator: Sister Jody Kearney RSM
Dates: Tuesdays, September 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, and, November 2, 2021
Time: 10:30am-11:30am VIA Zoom
Fee: Free will,
suggested offering $10
The Faith of a Mockingbird
This is another group study created by Matt Rawles which connects Christ and culture. Based on Harper Lee's masterpiece, To Kill a Mockingbird, Rawle looks at sin, redemption, wisdom and love while looking at the 4 main characters in the story. Rawle leads us through the perspectives and experiences of Scout and Atticus Finch, Tom Robinson, and, Boo Radley by explaining how each character illustrates a number of Biblical teachings and truths. We will learn how this applies to our current life. It is a lens through which we can understand our place in the world, how we play a role in God's story and what it means to live out a hopeful faith in a broken world.
Facilitators: Sr. Jody Kearney, RSM
and Joyce Martelli
Dates: Wednesdays, Sept. 29,
Oct. 6,13, and 20, 2021
Time: 10:00 am-11:30 am
Location: This will be a hybrid program so you have the option to participate onsite at MSC or virtually through ZOOM.
Creative Meditation in Color for Fall
Creative Meditation in Color is a program that will help you be more creative in your meditation. We will learn ways to increase and strengthen your meditation to be more meaningful and alive for you. This 6-week session will start with a meditation on passages from the Bible or other spiritual writings. To extend your meditation we will use Lectio Divina, Visio Divina, and different forms of art media to open your mind to God’s Word. No art skills are needed! Just bring an open mind, heart and a childlike spirit. We will go back to those childlike days when your coloring and drawing were all beautiful. Back to that freedom time to create and think without worries!
Facilitator: Joyce Martelli
Dates: Tuesday, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, and 9
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30pm VIA Zoom
Fee: $120 for the series
A Day to Call Your Own Returns!!
Come be refreshed! Spend a day nourishing your spirit in this place of peace and quiet. We provide a private room, simple lunch, and our beautiful house and grounds to explore as you wish!
Facilitator: Sr. Gert Erb, RSM
Dates: Thursdays, Oct. 14, Nov. 18, and, Dec. 9, 2021
Time: 9:00 am-4 pm
9:30 am: Morning Prayer (optional)
Exercises of St. Ignatius In All Of It's Forms
The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius in all of its forms, create an awareness of God in all things—all people, all creation, every human experience, and especially in the person of Jesus. We offer a model of the Spiritual Exercises designed by St. Ignatius for use in daily life which takes place over 30 weeks, rather than 30 days. This program is currently being offered virtually.
Please contact Sr. Jody Kearney