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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.
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"Tapping Into Wonder:"
 An Advent Retreat

Advent is a season of inner renewal. A time for watching and waiting for the sacred to be reborn in our hearts. It is also a time to reawaken to wonder - the wonder we have pushed to the margins in the bustle of summer and autumn. We will seek to revive the slumbering wonder inside us by exploring how poets and writers have tapped into the wonder of ordinary life. And we will uncover some simple practices that challenge us during the Advent season to awaken from our spiritual sleep, to see what is truly real and gives light to our lives.


December 1 - 2 | Friday, 7:00 p.m. to Saturday, 4 p.m.

 
Register by November 15th.

Sophia Retreat Center 
Mount St. Scholastica ​
​801 South 8th St., 
Atchison, KS 66002

"Give yourself an early Christmas present!"

Register online.

Phone 913.360.6200
Contact Sister Carol Ann
cpetersen@mountosb.org
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
Tapping Into 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