September 1 | Wednesday 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. CDT facilitated by Sr. Linda Zahner, OSB Cost: $15 Join us for a guided meditation that will lead
The safety of our guests, staff and sisters continues to be uppermost in our minds. Several church groups who had planned to come to use our space in September and October have been forced to cancel out of an abundance of caution, which we understand and support.
On our calendar, you will see many retreats scheduled to be held via Zoom. We are confident you will find any number of offerings that will lift your spirit and nourish your soul. If you haven’t participated in a Zoom retreat, we encourage you to give it a try. Evaluations from previous Zoom retreats have rated presenters and the Zoom format excellent. We do have several one day retreats scheduled at Sophia that are open to those who are fully vaccinated and willing to wear masks while on our campus. We will make every effort to keep you safe if you choose to attend.
For now, we will continue welcoming private retreatants who have been fully vaccinated to our Just Bee hermitage. Guests will not have the option of eating in the dining room, attending prayers with the sisters or entering the monastery. However, they will be welcome to enjoy silence in the beautiful and comfortable hermitage, walk the grounds, and use Sophia Center during business hours. Please use the form on the Sophia Center website if you are interested, or call us at 913.360.6173.
Thank you for your support during the difficult times of the pandemic. Be assured of our continuing prayers for you and your family. We are anxious to welcome you back to Sophia!
First Thursdays of the month, beginning September 2 | 10:30 a.m. CDT/CST for about 1 hour facilitated by S. Gabrielle Kocour, OSB and S. Sheila
Meeting monthly, September 8, 2021| Wednesday 12:00-12:45 p.m. or September 20, 2021 | Monday 8:00-8:45 p.m. Facilitated by Mary Kay Whitacre, DMin. Cost: $25 for
Meeting monthly, September 2021-April 2022 Facilitated by Mary Kay Whitacre, DMINCost: $70 In these peer supervision groups, spiritual directors will have the opportunity for support in
September 8 | Wednesday 10:00-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-3:00 p.m. CDT facilitated by Renee Neff-ClarkCost: $15 Commentator Gail R. O’Day suggests to us that the Gospel of
Third Thursdays of the month, beginning September 16 | 10:30 a.m. CDT/CST for about 1 hour facilitated by S. Gabrielle Kocour, OSB and S. Sheila
September 21 | Tuesday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. CDT Facilitated by Rev. Rob Carr, a trained presenter of centering prayer and member of Contemplative Outreach, founded
October 5, 12, 19, 26 | Tuesdays 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. CDT facilitated by S. Judith Sutera, OSBCost: $60 The Rule of St. Benedict and its influence
October 6 | Wednesday 10:30-11:30 a.m. CDT facilitated by Sr. Linda Zahner, OSB Cost: $15 Join us for a guided meditation and reflection on autumn. As we
(updated dates) October 12, 19, 26, November 2 | Tuesday evenings 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. CDT facilitated by Renee BhatiaCost: $60 Elizabeth A. Dreyer’s book Accidental Theologians
Meeting monthly, October 13, 2021| Wednesday 12:00-12:45 p.m. or October 18, 2021 | Monday 8:00-8:45 p.m. Facilitated by Mary Kay Whitacre, DMin. Cost: $25 for
October 29-30, 2021 | Friday evening 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m.– 2:30 p.m. CDT Facilitated by Melannie Svoboda, SNDCost: $50 What does healthy spirituality look
November 29-December 2 | daily gathering times 7:00-7:30 a.m., 12:00-12:30 p.m.; 7:00-7:30 p.m. CST (session recordings will be available for those registered) Facilitated by Mary
December 3-4 | Friday 7:30-9:00 p.m., Saturday 10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. CST Facilitated by Judith Valente and Br. Paul Quenon, OCSOCost: $40 Thomas Merton called the