Program Offerings

A Message from S. Carol Ann, August 28, 2021
 
As school begins and we start to see small changes that signal the coming of autumn, we are thankful for the progress made in curtailing the spread of the Covid virus. We are especially grateful to those who have been vaccinated. Unfortunately, we are still located in an area that is a red zone due to many unvaccinated citizens and a surge in Covid cases.
 

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!

S. Carol Ann Petersen, OSB
Director
Sophia Center

2021

Coffee & Silence (on-site)

October 7 | 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 Sophia

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Coffee & Silence (on-site)

November 16 | 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)

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

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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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