Opportunities offered at Benedictine Center in August

The Benedictine Center, 2675 Benet Road, Maplewood is offering the following opportunities in August:

- Retreat: Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina, (three, five or nine days days from Aug 14 to 22). Contact Center for dates and costs. Virginia Matter, a Benedictine Sister, will guide participants on an inward journey toward a deeper relationship with God using two ancient spiritual practices: Centering Prayer (Christian meditation) and Lectio Divina (a meditative approach to reading scripture).

- Taize Day of Reflection, Friday, Aug. 17, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. $40 (includes two meals). Participants will relax into the peace of Taize prayer and reflect on the timeless nature of the Psalms. The day will be facilitated by Carol Rennie, a Benedictine Sister, spiritual director and former prioress of St. Paul's Monastery.

To register, go to www.stpaulsmonastery.org and follow the link to the Benedictine Center. For more information, call 651-777-7251 or email benedictinecenter@stpaulsmonastery.org.

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