Sophia Center – A Benedictine Center for Spirituality
Located in Atchison, Kansas, on forty acres of rolling hills, in a Benedictine environment of a praying community, the Sophia Center provides an ideal setting for prayer and reflection. All retreats are on the grounds of the monastery. Spend prayerful time in the inspiring chapels, share in the spiritual and intellectual resources of the sisters and, most importantly, experience worship with a monastic community known for its reverent, beautiful liturgies. Open to persons of all faiths, the programs include courses on the Scripture, monastic spirituality, reflection days, directed and group retreats, Advent and Lenten days of prayer, days of recollection and much more.
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As Benedictine women, the search for God is central to our ministry to people of all faiths. The offerings of Sophia Center flow out of a rich monastic tradition that fosters a contemplative attitude and calls forth transformation and action. In the spirit of Benedictine hospitality and embraced by the praying community of Mount St. Scholastica, Sophia Center welcomes all who are searching for God, for peace, and for meaning in their lives.
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To contact Sister Eleanor Suther, OSB
or call (913) 360-6173
751 South 8th St.
Atchison, KS 66002
Ensuring the Future of Sophia Center
Contributions and gifts-in-kind from persons who want to support the future offerings at Sophia Center are essential to the growth of our spiritual ministry. For more information on how you can include Sophia Center in your will or charitable giving, please contact:
Sister Mary Agnes Patterson,