A Message from S. Carol Ann, May 20, 2021
As summer approaches, 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. We realize that many churches and businesses are beginning to open up more. We will continue to take special care because of our sisters and residents in Dooley Center.
During June, we are hoping to be able to host our Souljourner Practicum retreat and graduation here at the Mount. During July, we anticipate being able to open up to some private retreatants who have been vaccinated. By August, we hope to be able to host our annual directed silent retreat with a limited number of participants as well as host several church groups who made reservations months ago. Again, we will rely on our guests to be fully vaccinated out of respect for other guests and our sisters.
We will continue to offer retreats via ZOOM and gradually mix in some on-site retreats and more private retreats. We have been delighted during this pandemic time to be able to offer all retreats for a simple donation in lieu of a fee. However, as we move forward to a mix of ZOOM and on-site offering, we will need to return to invoicing for retreats. While we hate doing this, we know that you are anxious to have us remain viable and able to welcome you in the future. We will always provide generous scholarships for those who wish to attend but are not able to pay the requested fee.
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.
July 28 | Wednesday 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. CST Facilitated by Rev. Rob Carr, a trained presenter of centering prayer and member of Contemplative Outreach, founded
August 1-6 | Sunday 6:00 p.m.-Friday noon CST facilitated by Mary Kay Whitacre, DMIN, and other Spiritual Directors associated with Sophia CenterCost: $460 ($80 deposit
August 4 | 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. CST facilitated by Sr. Linda Zahner, OSB Cost: $15 Join us for a guided meditation prayer experience focusing upon
August 4, 11, 18, 25 | Tuesdays noon-1:00 p.m. CST Facilitated by Rev. Dr. Dennie OadesCost: $20 Gather together as we engage in a 15-20