Program Offerings

A Message from S. Carol Ann, November 29, 2021
 
We have entered my favorite season of the year: Advent, which is a time that calls for stillness, waiting, and expectation in our hearts. The short days and long darkness invite us to draw deeper into this invitation from God and to ponder the wonder and mystery of the incarnation.
 
December is a quieter time at Sophia, but we still have offerings to help you enter into the spirit of the season. Our website gives full details of several Advent retreats and also our offerings for January-May.  Notice that many of them continue to be via Zoom. With the uncertainty of the new variant this is always a very dependable way to join us – along with people from around the country and the world – in retreats that will nourish your spirit and your soul. We also have some onsite offerings listed for those of you who are fully vaccinated and anxious to be back at Sophia. As always, we will continue to monitor the numbers and make decisions based on what is safe for you, our guests, as well as staff and sisters in the monastery. We are anxious to have you back with us but at this time we are accepting private retreatants only to the hermitage, not to St. Cecilia’s. 
 
May the season of Advent be one of tremendous blessing for you and your families, and may the celebration of Christmas bring abundant joy to last through the coming year.
 
S. Carol Ann Petersen, OSB
Director
Sophia Center

2021

Coffee & Silence (on-site)

December 8 | Wednesday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. CDT Cost: free-will offering Nourish your soul. Take time to renew and refresh your mind and spirit at Sophia

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2022

Delving Into Humility (Zoom)

January 4, 11, 18, 25, 2022 | Tuesday 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. CST facilitated by S. Judith Sutera, OSBCost: $60  Following upon last year’s sessions, Sister

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Coffee & Silence (on-site)

January 20 | Thursday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. CDT Cost: free-will offering Nourish your soul. Take time to renew and refresh your mind and spirit at

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Coffee & Silence (on-site)

February 15 | Tuesday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. CST Cost: free-will offering Nourish your soul. Take time to renew and refresh your mind and spirit at Sophia

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Coffee & Silence (on-site)

March 15 | Tuesday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. CDT Cost: free-will offering Nourish your soul. Take time to renew and refresh your mind and spirit at Sophia

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Coffee & Silence (on-site)

April 13 | Tuesday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. CST Cost: free-will offering Nourish your soul. Take time to renew and refresh your mind and spirit at Sophia

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Triduum Retreat (on-site)

April 14-17 | Holy Thursday, 4:00 p.m. – Easter Sunday, 1:00 p.m. CDT Cost: $270Registration is limited to 10.  The summit of the Liturgical Year

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