Calendar of Upcoming Events





Summer Preached Retreat- Living and Loving Laudato Si


Sunday June 18 – Friday June 23
Barbara Kane, OP, Jane Belanger, OP and Pat Connick, OP
Fees: Overnight – $450 (includes room and meals)
Commuter- $325 (includes lunch and supper)
Daily Fee $60 (includes lunch and supper)

The Sisters will give insight on how to restore humanity’s connection to the natural world through faith, education, stewardship, and recreation.  These insights will help participants embark in this journey of “ecological conversion,” to transform the way we relate to our Creator, all creation and our most vulnerable sisters and brothers. There will be times for communal prayer, daily Mass, and silence.

Archbishop J. Peter Sartain says this regarding Pope Francis’s encyclical letter Laudato Si (Praise Be):

“In his encyclical letter, Laudato Si, Pope Francis has put a human face on the issue of ecology and caring for creation. This teaching document, which is consistent with the teaching of his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI and other recent popes, is an urgent call to Christians, people of other faith traditions and those of no faith to protect our earthly home and our brothers and sisters who inhabit it.

As the title makes clear, the pope’s letter praises God for the gift of creation and reminds us that every human person is a part of creation, with inherent dignity and deserving of our respect and care. To understand this better we need, as Pope Francis states, an “integral ecology” that recognizes the relationship not only between human beings and nature, but also with God, with ourselves and other human beings.

We live in an area of incredible natural diversity and beauty, so we are especially grateful to the Holy Father for raising awareness about the need to “care for our common home.” We should also be mindful that his encyclical letter challenges us to recognize that our individual decisions often have far-reaching consequences for the natural world and for other people, most especially the poor. As we answer the pope’s call to action, I urge everyone to join with him in giving grateful praise to our loving God for the great gift of creation.”

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Discernment for the Journey

Friday September 29 6:30 pm – Saturday September 30 3:00 pm
Presenters: Connie Burkholder

Commuter: $70 (includes lunch on Saturday)
Overnight: $110 (includes room on Friday, Breakfast and Lunch on Saturday)
Saturday Only in person: $50 (Includes lunch on Saturday)
Friday evening and Saturday Zoom: $50
Saturday only Zoom: $40

Step away from your everyday life for a bit to learn about and experience how we pay attention to the nudging of God in our decision making.  They’ll be time for individual and group reflection, prayer, music, and instruction.  Bring a journal and come with an open heart!

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Gratitude on the Journey

Saturday November 18 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Presenters: Jeff Koch and Keith Funk

Retreat: $50 (includes lunch on Saturday)
Zoom: $40

Grace is everything God does for you, even though you don’t deserve it. Grace is God giving you what you need, not what you deserve. Our hearts should explode with gratitude when we recognize the power and grace God has in your life.

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Advent Retreat

Saturday December 2, 2023
Praying with a Pen
9:00 a.m. – Noon CST

Presenters: TBD

Fee: $35 (on-site or via Zoom)
Lunch available for $10

More information will be available soon!

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Learning from God’s Sweetness

Friday February 9 6:30 pm – Saturday February 10 3:00 pm
Presenters: Marcia Berchek and Nancy Modin

Commuter: $70 (includes lunch on Saturday)
Overnight: $110 (includes room on Friday, Breakfast and Lunch on Saturday)
Saturday Only in person: $50

Many of us have forgotten how to experience the sweetness of God. The sweet nectar of his work that keeps us going when life crumbles around us. The sweetness of God is the energy that empowers us to endure hardships. By experiencing sweetness through chocolate we will be made aware of:

  • Knowing God is knowing his sweetness
  • Being loved by God means being enveloped by his sweetness
  • Living in the Spirit is about enjoying the sweetness of God.

Friday evening will begin with a Taize prayer service in the chapel, followed by a social with wine and chocolate pairings.

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Lenten Retreat

Saturday March 2, 2024
9:00 am – Noon

Presenters: TBA

More information regarding our next Lenten Retreat will be coming soon!

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Scripture Writing

Saturday May 4 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Presenters: Ruth Bealer, Phil St. Romain, Sr. Francine Schwarzenberger

Retreat: $50 (includes lunch on Saturday)
Zoom: $40


This program will provide participants with a method to use Bible Verses as a bast to work through emotions, struggles, ideas and road block. You don’t need to be able to quote Scripture, or even be able to look it up – we will do that for you. You don’t have to love writing, or even have experience in writing. The presenters will guide you in gentle and user friendly exercises that will unlock Scripture for your personal and unique needs.

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