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Judith and Charles Reynard are frequently seen on the lecture circuit and are occasionally available for readings.  Look through the calendar for openings and use the contact button to inquire about educational opportunities or any other interest you may have.
2017 Calendar of Events:
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Centering Prayer & Pausing

This special event allows us to pause as we enter the fall season and learn how to carry the peace of centering prayer out into our daily lives. The half day program features three sittings and a presentation on the Art of Pausing by speaker Judith Valente.  

There will be a quiet stretch of time for journaling, walking the labyrinth and butterfly garden, or resting near the water fountain or in the gazebo on the grounds.

Saturday, September 23, 2017 
9 am to 1 pm 

Community Cancer Center

407 E. Vernon Avenue, Normal

What to bring: Your own journal or writing pad for journaling. A jacket or an extra layer to be comfortable. Any comfort items such as a cushion for sitting. 
Snacks & Drinks: We’ll provide light snacks and drinks throughout the morning. 
Cost: Your free will offering will pay for an honorarium for the speaker and for refreshments.

Register by Monday, September18

Please contact: Florrie Dammers fadammers@gmail.com or
 Sandy Baker bakersm@gmail.com
April 23
2 p.m.
Thomas Merton Society Monthly Meeting
Presence Resurrection Center
Chicago IL

June 23 & June 25, 2018
7 p.m. Fri to noon Sun
"The Art of Pausing" Retreat
St. Mary Monastery
2200 88th Avenue West
Rock Island, IL
Reservations Required
Contact: Sister Bobbie Bussan
309 912 2218 or retreats@smmsisters.org

July 14-17, 2018
Oblate Institute 
Mount St. Scholastica Monastery
Topic: Art of Living 
801 S. 8th Street
Atchison, KS


July 21-23, 2018
American Benedictine Academy Conference
Our Lady of the Grove Monastery
Beech Grove, IN

Sept 9
12:30 pm - 2pm
Multi-Cultural Leadership Program
Non-Profit Leadership Panel
Judith Valente, moderator
OSF St. Joseph Business Center
2200 E. Washington Street
Bloomington IL

Sat Sept 23
9 am to 1 pm
Centering Prayer and The Art of Pausing
Community Cancer Center
Vernon Ave, Normal
Judith Valente keynote speaker
Registration Required.  See Details on Right. 

Nov 4 - 10
International Oblate Congress
Rome, Italy
Sponsored by the Benedictines Worldwide
Judith Valente will be one of the U.S. representatives to this conference

Fri Dec 1 - Sat Dec 2
7 pm Fri to 4 p, Sat
Reclaiming a Sense of Wonder: An Advent Journey
Sophia Retreat Center, Mount St. Scholastica Monastery
751 S. 8th Street
Atchison, KS
Registration Required
Call: 913-360 -6173
or contact Sister Carol Ann Pettersen
at cpetersen@mountosb.org

Coming in July 2018:
July 12- 15
Judith Valente will lead the annual Oblate Institute for Benedictine Oblates from across the country
Mount St.Scholastica Monastery, 801 S. 8th St Atchison KS
Registration now open. Call 913-360-6172
or contact Sister Carol Ann Petersen at cpetersen@mountosb.org