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Living Harmoniously: Exploring Benedictine Spirituality through Music and Poetry (on-site)

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March 24-25, 2023 | Friday 7:00 p.m.—Saturday 3:00 p.m. CDT

Facilitated by S. Susan Barber, OSB, and Renee Bhatia
Cost: $140 (includes one-night stay in private room, breakfast and lunch on Wednesday)
Registration is limited.
 

The Rule of St. Benedict, which guides the sisters of Mount St. Scholastica and all Benedictine communities, invites a life of harmonious living within ourselves, with one another, and with the earth. In this retreat we will explore some of the foundations of Benedictine spirituality through the elements of music and poetry: rhythm, silence, melody, and harmony. This experiential retreat will offer time for prayer, reflection, creative expression, and discussion.

You are encouraged to register early as space is limited. Please register no later than March 17. Once we have received your registration, we will send you an invoice for the retreat. Please know we have scholarships available; if you would like to make a request, email S. Carol Ann at sophia@mountosb.org. We strongly encourage you to add sophia@mountosb.org to your email contacts to ensure the delivery of emails regarding your retreat.

Renee Bhatia, is a spiritual director and expressive arts facilitator with an interest in spirituality and creative expression. Her work explores contemplative spaces and practices that support healing, growth, and transformation. She is also involved in the formation of spiritual directors and expressive arts facilitators through teaching, supervision, and mentoring. Renee believes creativity is an inherent part of being human, and we make the world a better place when we allow it to flourish in everyone. www.temenosarts.com

S. Susan Barber, OSB, is a member of Mount St. Scholastica Monastery in Atchison, Kansas. S. Susan currently serves as the community’s liturgist and director of music. She graduated from Souljourners in 2018 and has offered days of retreat centered on Teilhard de Chardin and The Divine Milieu, Handel’s Messiah, and Music for Advent. She is a staff member for the Souljourners program and writes intercessions and blessings for Give Us This Day.

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