Program Offerings

A Message from Sister Carol Ann Petersen, July 26, 2022

We are looking forward to a few new faces at Sophia Center. Sister Sharon Hamsa, a member of Mount St. Scholastica, and Diane Budke, a recent Souljourners graduate, will be joining our staff. As we continue to re-establish our on-site offerings and welcome more visitors, with their help, we will be offering the same warm Benedictine hospitality that has always been a central part of our mission. In September, you’ll have an opportunity to meet them and learn a little more about who they are right here on the webpage!

While we look forward to hosting more people at Sophia, we will continue to monitor the COVID numbers in our county, and will adjust plans if needed for the safety of our guests and our sisters in Dooley Center. Explore all of our offerings scheduled through the end of the year on our Programs webpage. We have both Zoom and on-site retreats for you to enjoy!

As we pray daily for the many needs in our world, be assured that you and your loved ones are always in our hearts and in our prayers.

S. Carol Ann Petersen, OSB
Director
Sophia Center

2022

12-Step Centering Prayer (Zoom)

August 27, 2022 | Saturday 10:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m., CDT, with a break for lunch facilitated by Sharon HighbergerCost: $25  12-Step Centering Prayer offers a simple

Read More »

Coffee & Silence (on-site)

September 6 | 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

Read More »

Centering Prayer Retreat (Zoom)

September 15, 2022 | Thursday, 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,

Read More »

Images of God (Zoom)

September 16-17, 2022 | Part 1, Friday 7:00-8:30 p.m.; Part 2, Saturday 10:00-11:30 a.m. CDT Facilitated by Renee Neff-ClarkCost: $25  The traditional image of God

Read More »

Zentangle Workshop (on-site)

October 11, 2022 | Tuesday 9:30 a.m.—3:30 p.m. CDT Facilitated by S. Patricia Seipel, OSB Cost: $100 (includes lunch and materials)  The Zentangle method is

Read More »

The Woman at the Well (on-site)

October 18, 2022 | Tuesday 10:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m. CDT Facilitated by S. Linda Zahner, OSBCost: $80 (includes lunch)  Although, interestingly, the woman at the well

Read More »

Coffee & Silence (on-site)

October 19 | 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

Read More »

Contemplative Mandalas (Zoom)

October 22, 2022 | Saturday 10:00 a.m.—12:30 p.m. CDT Facilitated by Sharon HighbergerCost: $20  In this workshop we will explore the simple contemplative steps for

Read More »

Coffee & Silence (on-site)

November 10 | 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

Read More »

The Colors of Advent (on-site)

December 2-3, 2022 | Friday 3:00 p.m.—Saturday 3:30 p.m. CST facilitated by Pat Picket Cost: $150 (includes one-night stay in private room, 3 meals)Registration is limited

Read More »

Coffee & Silence (on-site)

December 6 | 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

Read More »