Scheduled Retreats and Workshops

individual retreat

Sophia Center is a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica. All retreats and workshops are on the grounds of the monastery of Mount St. Scholastica. 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.

* If you register for a program and do not receive an email within a day, please call (913.360.6173) to confirm that we received your registration. Thank you.

Some of our day retreats may be made into an overnight retreat with time to prepare or time to reflect. Come a day early or stay overnight after the retreat. Join the sisters for prayer and/or Eucharist. Spend time in one of our beautiful chapels. Read in one of our two libraries.

The cost of an overnight stay is $50 for a private room. Enjoy a meal in the monastery dining room. (The noon meal is $9.00, the evening meal is $7.00 and breakfast is $5.00.) Let us know if you are interested in this option.

 

Sophia will be closed August 19-28. Staff members will be out of town so if you e-mail, call, or send payment by postal service, we may not respond as quickly as usual. Thank you for understanding. We will be back in the office on Wednesday, August 29.

 

2018

Just Bee Hermitage

The Just Bee Hermitage at Sophia Center offers hospitality to adults of any faith who are seeking quiet time with God. It is situated on the northwest corner of our property. The house is set apart from our other buildings to encourage a time of silence and prayer.

Go to the Individual Retreat page for more information. 


Friday, August 17 | 7:00 p.m. - Sunday, August 19 | 4:00 p.m. 

ENNEAGRAM WORKSHOP    Waiting List Only

S. Therese Elias, OSB

The Enneagram, rooted in the ancient Christian desert tradition, can be a powerful spiritual tool for understanding one's personality and relationships, and for growing in compassion for one's self and others. Remaining faithful to the age-old method of oral and visual instruction, we will emphasize the participant's search for self-identification.

Cost: $225.00  (includes private room and meals)   (deposit: $45, non-refundable)
Register by August 1.   Register online.  

Sister Therese Elias, OSB, is a member of the Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica, Atchison, Kansas. She is a retreat director, spiritual advisor and lecturer with specialities in Celtic spirituaity, the mystics, Benedictine spirituality, and contemplative prayer. She has led numerous pilgrimages to Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

 

 

Thursdays, Sept. 6 & 20, October 4 & 18, November 1 & 15, December 6  

10:30 - 11:45 a.m. at Mount St. Scholastica

Sisters Sheila Carroll and Gabrielle Kocour, OSB

BRIDGES TO CONTEMPLATIVE LIVING WITH THOMAS MERTON

Various selections of spiritual writers will be used to awaken insight and wisdom for the journey toward spiritual transformation and a more peace-filled life.

Registration required.   Register online.          Free will offering.

 

Thursday, Sept. 6 | 7:00 p.m. - Sunday, Sept. 9 | 1:00 p.m.

BENEDICTINE WORK, PRAYER AND STUDY WITH POPE FRANCIS ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME  CANCELLED

Sisters Susan Barber, Elizabeth Carillo, Elaine Fischer and members of the Wangari Committee

Join the Mount sisters in a labor of love - balance work, prayer, study and rest - as we continue the rewarding task of caring for our little piece of the planet. Mornings will be spent helping to care for our monastery grounds. Guests will gain first-hand knowledge of our efforts to sustain creation through environmentally friendly practices including bee keeping and growing our own garden produce. Afternoons will include time for reflection and study of Laudato Si, the encyclical by Pope Francis that calls all of us to care for our common home. The days' activities will include time for rest, prayer and leisure.

Schedule: Morning praise, Eucharist followed by work, dinner, midday praise, class. The rest of the afternoon may be spent reading, resting, praying or however you wish. The day will end with evening praise, supper, and free time.

Limited to 6 participants. Must be able to do manual labor.

Fee: $175, includes private room and meals. (deposit: $40, non-refundable)

Register by September 1.    Scholarships available.   Register online.    


Friday, September 7 | 7:00 p.m. - Sunday, September 9 | 4:00 p.m. 

THE DREAM AND THE JOURNEY: A Dream Retreat  ONE OPENING

S. Therese Elias, OSB

This retreat will provide you an intense opportunity to relate to the wisdom and grace found in one's dreams. Special attention will be given to learning to do personal dream work and also to understanding the role of prayer in dream work. Group work and individual guidance will be offered, so there is a limit of 10 participants.

Cost: $225.00  (includes private room and meals)   (deposit: $45, non-refundable)
Register by August 15.   Register online.

Sister Therese Elias, OSB, is a member of the Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica, Atchison, Kansas. She is a retreat director, spiritual advisor and lecturer with specialities in Celtic spirituaity, the mystics, Benedictine spirituality, and contemplative prayer. She has led numerous pilgrimages to Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

 

Friday, September 7 | 7:00 p.m. - Sunday, September 9 | 2:00 p.m.

CLAY AND FIRE RETREAT  

S. Alberta Hermann, OSB

"Come, go down to the potter's house and there I will let you hear my Word." (Jer. 18:2).

Working with the medium of clay, participants will listen to God speaking to them through the elements of creation. Everyone is welcome! NO experience necessary.

Fee: $240, includes private room, meals and materials   ($50, non-refundable deposit)
Register by August 30.   Register online.

Sister Alberta Hermann, OSB, is a member of Mount St. Scholastica. She learned the art of pottery from Sister Helen Buening, OSB  and has assisted retreatants in creating pottery since 2000. 


Wednesday, September 12 | 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

A Getaway for Self-Renewal      ONE Opening

S. Linda Zahner, OSB

Take care of yourself, so you can be there for others in your life. Self care is not a luxury; it is vital to your health and well-being. The day will include a guided group meditation period and your choice of one 30 minute bodywork service: massage, reflexology, contemplative healing touch or spiritual direction. Bring a Bible and, if you wish, a journal.  Limited to 5 participants.

Fee: $75, lunch included.  (deposit: $35, non-refundable)  
Register by September 2.    Register online.

Sister Linda Zahner, OSB, M.A., is a certified Eden Energy Medicine Practitioner as well as a certified licensed massage therapist. She also serves as a spiritual director, with certification in spiritual direction through the Creighton Spirituality program.

 

Thursdays, September 13 & 27, October 11 & 25, November 8 & 29, December 13 

10:30 - 11:30 a.m. at Mount St. Scholastica

LECTIO WITH THE SUNDAY SCRIPTURES

Share in the traditional monastic practice of guided reading, listening, reflecting and responding to the Word of God in the Scriptures. Sessions are held at Mount St. Scholastica, 801 South 8th, Atchison, with Sisters Gabrielle Kocour and Sheila Carroll, OSB.

Registration required.    Register online.     Free will offering.


Wednesday, September 19

Coffee and Silence

We offer our space for private retreat times on days when we have no groups scheduled. Come for a morning or a day. Spend time in silence. Walk our beautiful grounds. Visit Saint Scholastica Chapel. Coffee is provided.  Arrive any time after 9:00 a.m. Bring a sack lunch and spend the day. Leave by 4:00 p.m.  

Reservations required.  Free will offering.   Register online.   


Last Tuesdays of the month  

6:45 p.m. at Mount St. Scholastica

MONTHLY BOOK DISCUSSION

Join us for a good read and stimulating discussion on the last Tuesday of the month at Mount St. Scholastica. The series is facilitated by Sisters Gabrielle Kocour and Sheila Carroll, OSB.

September 25 - When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

October 30 -Life In A Jar by Jack Mayer

November 27 -The Same Sky by Amanda Ward


Thursdays, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8 | 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

GRIEF/BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP

S. Susan Holmes, OSB

Anyone who has experienced a loss either recently or in the past is welcome to attend a new grief/bereavement support group at Sophia Center. The group is coordinated by Sr. Susan Holmes, OSB, who has been a hospice bereavement coordinator for more than 16 years. The group will meet on four Thursdays in July (July 5, 12, 19, and 26) from 6:00 to 7:00 pm.

For more information or to register, call Sr. Susan Holmes at 913-360-6173. Free will offering.

 

Saturday, October 6 | 9:00 a.m. - Sunday, October 7 | noon

 ADOPTIVE MOMS RETREAT: A Retreat for Moms by Moms

Were you blessed to become a mom through the process of adoption? Are you looking for a way to renew and recharge your spirit, so you have more to share with your family? Would you like to connect with other moms, who have similar stories?

This will be the perfect opportunity to rest and care for yourself, while sharing in the experience and wisdom of others. This retreat will include structured time balanced with periods of fun and relaxation, where you can:

  • Enjoy a guilt free zone of encouragement and validation
  • Take time to focus and center your energy, so you can parent from a place of wholeness
  • Bond with God and other mothers
  • Replenish your parenting toolbox with new ideas and resources
  • Celebrate, with others, your call from God to be a mother of adopted children

Fee: $75 includes room and meals  (deposit: $35, non-refundable)  
Register by September 27.    Register online.


Saturday, October 13 | 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

GOURD BOWL RETREAT

S. Melissa Letts, OSB

Gourd art is an earth-friendly art. Working with the forms the natural world gives us, you will commune with your Creator as you create your own prayer bowl out of one of nature's gifts, a simple gourd. You will learn to use various tools and techniques used in gourd art. Gourds may be carved, painted, burned, sanded, dyed, and polished.

Fee: $75, lunch and supplies included.  (deposit: $35, non-refundable)  
Register by October 1.    Register online.

Sister Melissa Letts, OSB, M.A., ministers as a member of the pastoral care team for Dooley Center. She began gourd art while living in Oklahoma and continues to this day. Some of her pieces may be found in the monastery gift shop. 


Thursday, October 18

Coffee and Silence

We offer our space for private retreat times on days when we have no groups scheduled. Come for a morning or a day. Spend time in silence. Walk our beautiful grounds. Visit Saint Scholastica Chapel. Coffee is provided.  Arrive any time after 9:00 a.m. Bring a sack lunch and spend the day. Leave by 4:00 p.m.  

Reservations required.  Free will offering.   Register online.   

 
 
Tuesday, October 23 | 4:00 p.m. - Wednesday, October 24 | 4:00 p.m. 
Overnight photography retreat with opportunity to take pics of the Harvest moon and sunrise at the Mount.

PRAYING WITH PICTURES: A Spiritual Exercise Combining Contemplative Seeing, Contemplative Walking and Photography

Kathleen England

Where do we notice the presence of God? How? When? How could we share our noticing with others? This overnight with a full moon will include discussion of photography as a spiritual practice and of the symbols and images which remind us of God's presence here and now. There will be extended personal time for seeking out and photographing those images and symbols. When we gather after this time we will share the results of our seeking with each other.

There will be indoor/outdoor options available. (depending on the weather) Bring whatever camera you generally use for picture taking - from your phone to your DSLR - but be sure there is a way to share your pictures - either the capacity to email pictures to the email address we will use to collect them, or an SD memory card that allows transferring your images to a computer for the purpose of group viewing.

This is NOT a course in photographic technique but an opportunity to explore awareness, connection and contemplation in relation to photography.

Cost: $135 includes private room and meals, (deposit: $40, non-refundable) 

Register by October 13.   Register online.    

Kathleen England is a retired counselor who specialized in working with children and families. Photography is a hobby and passion. It makes her aware of the manifestation of God all around us and she seeks to share her desire to be in God's presence through her attentiveness to beauty and creation.  

 

Friday, October 26 |7:00 p.m. - Sunday, October 28 | 4:00 p.m.

EVERYWHERE A BLESSING: A Celtic Retreat

S. Therese Elias, OSB

This retreat is not just for the Irish, Scottish or Breton, but for all who search for God in the ordinary and the everyday. In true Celtic fashion, we will celebrate the goodness of creation, the nearness of the saints and the power of the Trinity. Presentations will utilize ancient poetry, art, song, storytelling, and Celtic Christianity's beautiful legacy of prayers and blessings. (Bring your journal.)

Cost: $225.00  (includes private room and meals)   (deposit: $45, non-refundable)
Register by October 15.   Register online.

Sister Therese Elias, OSB, is a member of the Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica, Atchison, Kansas. She is a retreat director, spiritual advisor and lecturer with specialities in Celtic spirituaity, the mystics, Benedictine spirituality, and contemplative prayer. She has led numerous pilgrimages to Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

 

Saturday, October 27 | 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. 

Ministering to Body, Mind and Spirit

S. Linda Zahner, OSB

This workshop is for everyone interested in learning how to use the brilliance and wisdom of the body's energies for wellness and wholeness.

Come and learn how to unlock the secrets of this medicine that is a vital key to health, vitality, and well-being.

Fee: $40  (deposit: $10, non-refundable)  
Register by October 17   Register online.

Sister Linda Zahner, OSB, M.A., is a certified Eden Energy Medicine Practitioner as well as a certified licensed massage therapist. She also serves as a spiritual director, with certification in spiritual direction through the Creighton Spirituality program. 


October 27 | 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

GRIEF AFTER SUICIDE - a retreat for those who have lost a loved one

S. Loretta McGuire, OSB

There are over 38,000 suicide deaths each year in the United States alone. The grief experienced by those left behind is profound. Suicide grips hearts and minds with a vice that will not let go, and with feelings of overwhelming sadness, grief, loss and remorse. God's compassion and mercy is manifest in the listening heart of a caring professional who can help you find hope and peace in your life.

Fee: Donation includes lunch    Register by September 27.    Register online. 

Sister Loretta McGuire, OSB, M.S.W., is a licensed social worker. She worked for St. Luke's Hospital and St. Luke's Hospice, coordinating the bereavement ministry. She recently served as coordinator of pastoral care at Dooley Center and now is director of volunteer services for Mount St. Scholastica.   

 

 

Thursday, November 1 | 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

PRAYING AND PAINTING WITH THE SAINTS AND ANGELS

Mary Donovan

This workshop offers an opportunity to explore a meditative form of prayer through the making of sacred art. Using the language and tradition of the Christian art of icons, participants will create a small illuminated painting on a panel to take home. Materials will be distributed during the class. Panels will be gilded with gold leaf and painted with acrylic paint, using spiritual deepening as the guiding force.

Suggested donation of $50, includes materials and lunch.

Register by October 20   Register online.

Mary Donovan is an Episcopal seminarian at the Bishop Kemper School for Ministry in Topeka, Kansas and a graduate of the spiritual direction program, Souljourners, offered at Sophia Center. She recently made oblation to Mount St. Scholastica Monastery. Prior to her move to Kansas four years ago, Mary served as a teacher and administrator for the New York City public schools.

 

Friday, November 2 | 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

HEALING OILS OF ANCIENT SCRIPTURE

S. Linda Zahner, OSB

Healing is a holistic spiritual term. Ancient priests, prophets, and physicians of the Bible anointed people with oil and prayed with them for spiritual purification, moral repentance, physical healing, and for holy anointing.

You will be introduced to fourteen essential oils mentioned repeatedly in the Bible. Essential oils are a gift from God. Seventy percent of the books in the Bible mention anointing or use of essential oils. They are an expression of God's creative energy for us. 

Come and experience these essential oils and their healing properties for multiple uses.

Fee: $70, lunch included.  (deposit: $35, non-refundable)  
Register by October 20.   Register online.

Sister Linda Zahner, OSB, M.A., is a certified Eden Energy Medicine Practitioner as well as a certified licensed massage therapist. She also serves as a spiritual director, with certification in spiritual direction through the Creighton Spirituality program. 


Tuesday, November 6

Coffee and Silence

We offer our space for private retreat times on days when we have no groups scheduled. Come for a morning or a day. Spend time in silence. Walk our beautiful grounds. Visit Saint Scholastica Chapel. Coffee is provided.  Arrive any time after 9:00 a.m. Bring a sack lunch and spend the day. Leave by 4:00 p.m.  

Reservations required.  Free will offering.   Register online.   

 

Saturday, November 24 | 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

A Getaway for Self-Renewal      

S. Linda Zahner, OSB

Take care of yourself, so you can be there for others in your life. Self care is not a luxury; it is vital to your health and well-being. The day will include a guided group meditation period and your choice of one 30 minute bodywork service: massage, reflexology, contemplative healing touch or spiritual direction. Bring a Bible and, if you wish, a journal.  Limited to 5 participants.

Fee: $75, lunch included.  (deposit: $35, non-refundable)  
Register by September 2.    Register online.

Sister Linda Zahner, OSB, M.A., is a certified Eden Energy Medicine Practitioner as well as a certified licensed massage therapist. She also serves as a spiritual director, with certification in spiritual direction through the Creighton Spirituality program. 


 

Saturday, December 1 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

FINDING THE SACRED THROUGH DEPRESSION

Sharon Highberger

Sharon Highberger shares an inspired pathway out of clinical depression. Hear about the value of deepening spiritual practices to find new hope and discover one's own path to the God of grace and compassion.

For 18 years and older

Fee: $80 includes lunch (deposit: $10, non-refundable)   
Register by November 15.     Register online.   

Sharon Highberger is a chaplain, grief counselor, spiritual director, author, and Benedictine oblate of Mount St. Scholastica.


Friday,December 7 | 7:00 p.m. - Saturday, December 8 | 4:30 p.m. 

ENTERING INTO THE SILENCE OF ADVENT

S. Mary Pat Johnson, SCL

This silent retreat time will explore the meaning of Advent and its power to touch our lives. Opportunities will be provided for personal and shared prayer as well as silent reflection.

Participants will have the opportunity to attend Eucharist with the Benedictine sisters on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

Fee: $140 includes private room and meals.  (deposit: non-refundable $50)  
Register by November 28.    Register online.

Mary Pat Johnson, is a Sister of Charity of Leavenworth, Kansas. She has many years experience in the classroom and as a spiritual director. She received a BA in theology from the University of St. Mary, Leavenworth, Kansas; an MA in religious studies from Gonzaga University, and an MA in Christian spirituality with a certification in spiritual direction from Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska. Presently, S. Mary Pat serves on the staff of Souljourners', a certification program for Spiritual Directors in Atchison, Kansas.

 

Thursday, December 13

Coffee and Silence

We offer our space for private retreat times on days when we have no groups scheduled. Come for a morning or a day. Spend time in silence. Walk our beautiful grounds. Visit Saint Scholastica Chapel. Coffee is provided.  Arrive any time after 9:00 a.m. Bring a sack lunch and spend the day. Leave by 4:00 p.m.  

Reservations required.  Free will offering.   Register online.   

 

 2019

Friday, January 25 | 4:00 p.m. - Saturday, January 26 | 2:30 p.m.

A RETREAT FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS BY COLLEGE STUDENTS

  • Would you like a change of scenery from your daily campus scene to meet new friends?
  • Would you like to connect with God and other young adults who understand your world?
  • Would you like to begin your semester more focused and energized?

Join other students from area colleges to rest and take care of yourself, while sharing in the experience and wisdom of others.

Fee: $30 per person for room and meals.    Scholarships available.  
Register by January 18.    Register online.

 

 

WORKSHOPS BY S. MAUREEN CONROY, RSM

S. Maureen is the Co-Director of the Upper Room Spiritual Center in Neptune , New Jersey. Her ministries include spiritual direction, the education of spiritual directors, directed retreats and workshops on spiritual direction, supervision of spiritual directors, discernment, and holistic spirituality. She is also the author of several books.


Friday, March 22 | 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

DREAMS AND INNER HEALING

S. Maureen Conroy, RSM, D. Min.

Dreams are a language of the heart, a way that our deeper self speaks to us. They are a language of symbols and metaphors that help us to understand what lies beneath our fears and inner struggles. Every dream is an attempt of our unconscious to center us, balance us, and heal us. Dreams expand our capacity to experience God and our true self.

During this workshop we will ponder:

  • What is a dream? Various types of dreams
  • The many benefits of dream work
  • The physiology of dreams
  • Universal symbols found in dreams
  • Various dream work techniques
  • What is a "Visitation Dream"?
  • Dreams and spiritual growth
  • How dreams help us to experience God's presence
  • Significant dreams in the Scriptures

Fee: $100, registration with noon meal included;
$40 for a Thursday overnight with Friday breakfast included. (Thursday supper on your own.)
Deposit: $20 or 20%
Register by March 12.    Register online.


Friday, March 22 | 7:00 p.m.to Sunday, March 24 | 12:30 p.m.

THREE EXPERIENCES OF DARKNESS: Spiritual Desolation, The Dark Night, and Depression  

S. Maureen Conroy, RSM  

A workshop for spiritual directors, pastoral ministers, therapists and health care practitioners 

SOME QUESTIONS TO BE EXPLORED:

  • What is spiritual desolation and what are its causes?
  • How does a person work through spiritual desolation?
  • What are the characteristics of the dark night of the soul and how is this experience different from spiritual desolation?
  • What is depression, what are its symptoms and causes?
  • What are some treatments for depression?
  • What is the relationship between desolation and depression?
  • How can a spiritual director or another helping person help someone who is desolate, depressed, and/or experiencing the dark night?

Fee: $350, registration with meals on Saturday and Sunday and 2 overnights;
Commuters: $280 for workshop and meals. 
(Friday supper on your own for early arrivals.)
Deposit: $70 or 20%
Register by March 12.    Register online.

 

 

Thursday, July 11 | 7:00 p.m. to Sunday, July 14 | after lunch

12TH ANNUAL OBLATE INSTITUTE  

Watch this space for more information.

Sister Judith Sutera, OSB

Cost: $325, single room; $250, double room; $200, commuter  
Deposit: $75, non-refundable)

Register online. 

 

 

 

NOTE for all offerings: Fees include cost of workshop, housing and all meals occurring during the duration of the workshop. If overnight space is available, retreatants may arrange to arrive earlier or stay later.

Participants of all denominations are welcome to attend liturgy with the monastic community. Those attending Saturday workshops that begin at 9:00 a.m. are welcome to join the monastic community for morning prayer at 8:30 a.m. Please arrive at the chapel by 8:15 a.m.

Scholarships

To request an application form for a scholarship to attend the retreats or programs we sponsor, write or call Carol Ann Petersen, OSB, Director, at 913-360-6173

E-mail your request to
sophia at mountosb.org.

Donations for scholarships will be gratefully accepted. Cash and checks made payable to Sophia Center Scholarship Fund are always welcome.

Sophia Center Gift Certificates

Gift Certificates are available for a family member, friend, associate to participate in a program(s), to receive a massage, or to come away and rest for awhile.

 Retreatants at Sophia Center

 

AN INTRODUCTION TO OUR SPIRITUAL DIRECTORS

Sister Marie Ballmann, OSB, M.A., is an adjunct spiritual director for Sophia Center. S. Marie received her spiritual direction certificate through Red Plains Spirituality Center. Her training and supervision in spiritual direction follows the Ignatian model. For many years she was a leader of the Retreat in Daily Life program.   

Sister Sheila Carroll, OSB, D.Min. is an adjunct spiritual director for Sophia Center. S. Sheila has an M.A. in psychology and a D. Min. in spirituality. Her training and supervision in spiritual direction follows the Ignatian model. 

Sister Evelyn Gregory, OSB, M.A., serves on the staff of the Souljourners spiritual direction formation program. Sister studied theology at Aquinas Institute and has a master’s degree in Christian spirituality with certification as a spiritual director.  

Susan Holmes, OSB is the associate director of Sophia Center. S. Susan has an M.A. in pastoral theology from the University of Dayton, a certificate in spiritual direction from Souljourners, and is a certified chaplain in the National Association of Catholc Chaplains and served as a hospice chaplain. 

Rita Killackey, OSB is an adjunct spiritual director for Sophia Center. S. Rita is a certified spiritual director through the Souljourners program, has served as a parish pastoral associate, canon lawyer and is currently an oblate director.

Sister Micaela Randolph, OSB, M.A., staff member of Sophia Center and of the Souljourners’ program, is a spiritual director and retreat leader. She has served in parish ministry and as director of initial formation for Mount St. Scholastica.

Sister Mary Elizabeth Schweiger, OSB, M.A., serves on the staff of Sophia Center and is the director of the Souljourner’s program. She holds a degree in Christian spirituality with certification in spiritual direction from Creighton University.

Sister Linda Zahner, OSB, M.A., is an adjunct spiritual director for Sophia Center, with certification in spiritual direction through the Creighton Spirituality program. She is also a certified licensed massage therapist. 

Sister Marcia Ziska, OSB, M.A.,a staff member for the Souljourners program, is a certified hospital chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains, is a certified spiritual director, and holds a professional certificate in spiritual gerontology from the Johnson Institute.
 

Quiet retreat at Sophia Center 


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