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Dec
13
Thu
2018
Centering Prayer Group @ Sisters of Notre Dame
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Centering Prayer Group @ Sisters of Notre Dame

Join this monthly prayer group for young men and women to deepen their prayer lives over the course of 7 months.

Centering Prayer is an ancient method of Christian prayer in updated form.  It reduces the obstacles to union with God caused by the hyperactivity of our minds and our lives. This method is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship.  It is a response to Jesus’ own directive on prayer: “When you pray, go to your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will repay you” (Matthew 6:6).  This method of prayer is a movement beyond conversation with Christ to communion with Him, i.e., the gift of contemplation.

Materials included in the program:

  • Book: Open Mind, Open Heart by Thomas Keating, OCSO.  (20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Brochure on Centering Prayer
  • Centering prayer app information

Sister Therese Dugan, our presenter, is a Sister of Notre Dame of Chardon, Ohio.  Sister has a PhD in Education and an M.A. in Theology with a major field in Scripture. Besides assignments in Education, she taught Scripture in Tanzania, East Africa, and was an Associate Professor of Sacred Scripture at St. Mary Seminary in Wickliffe, Ohio. Having returned from parish ministry at Michael Parish in Clearwater, Florida, she is currently a commissioned presenter for Contemplative Outreach in the United States.

Sister Kelley Rush, our co-facilitator, is a Sister of Notre Dame of Chardon, Ohio.  Entering the Sisters in 2009, she is a respected Retreat and Spiritual Director and serves her congregation as Vocation Director.

For more information and to register, contact Sister Kelley Rush, SND at (440) 241-3124 or krush@ndec.org

Dec
19
Wed
2018
Taizé Prayer
Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Taizé Prayer

Experience Taizé With Us

Led by Sr. M. Anncarla Costello and Sr. Cristina Marie Buczkowski on the 3rd Wednesdays of each month.

Taizé prayer is a beautiful prayer experience including the use of candles, simple chants, scripture and periods of silence and icons. There is no preaching. The prayers consist of “short chants, repeated again and again.” It is a relaxing time to spend with God in quiet and peaceful prayer.

The Taizé prayer experience is very powerful!

Please RSVP to Sr. Marie Paul Grech at mgrech@sndca.org

Jan
18
Fri
2019
Caritas 55 Retreat @ Old Mission San Luis Rey Retreat Center
Jan 18 @ 4:00 pm – Jan 21 @ 4:00 pm

Caritas 55 Retreat

Friday, January 18, 2019 at 5pm through Monday, January 21, 2019 at 4pm

In support of our young adult ministry partner, Christus Ministries, we warmly welcome you to register for this event.  As it unfolds, you’ll meet religious from the Society of Jesus and Sisters of Notre Dame, as well as other religious and lay ministers. After you register, please contact Sister Val Roxburgh, SND so we may prayerfully prepare for your presence and stay connected along the journey.

Caritas is a retreat experience that has helped over 1,700 explore God’s love and voice in their lives through relationships with those around them. This Catholic retreat for young adults 23-40+ is grounded on Ignatian spirituality and guided by Fr. Tri M. Dinh, SJ as well as other religious and lay ministers diverse in age, backgrounds, and states of life.  It is open to ALL.

Click here to watch the video overview. Click here for more info regarding the retreat’s theme and topics.

How Do I Register?

Visit the Caritas 55 event page to learn more and register.

Click here for FAQs or feel free to email Tam Lontok or call/text her at 805-380-6580.

For more info from the Sisters of Notre Dame or to discuss need-based financial sponsorship of your retreat, email Sister Val Roxburgh, SND, Vocation Director, or call/text her at 805-452-9699.

Jan
19
Sat
2019
Spiritual Direction | Day of Discernment @ St. Joseph Heights
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Spiritual Direction | Day of Discernment @ St. Joseph Heights

Do you want to deepen your prayer life?
Are you curious about spiritual direction?

Come for a day of discernment about the possibility of entering into
spiritual direction, either individually or in a group. There will be an
opportunity to learn more about spiritual direction as well as time for
personal prayer and reflection. Lunch will be provided.

MORE INFO & TO RSVP
Email Sr. Leslie Keener, CDP
Email Sr. Ruth Lubbers, SND

Jan
24
Thu
2019
Centering Prayer Group @ Sisters of Notre Dame
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Centering Prayer Group @ Sisters of Notre Dame

Join this monthly prayer group for young men and women to deepen their prayer lives over the course of 7 months.

Centering Prayer is an ancient method of Christian prayer in updated form.  It reduces the obstacles to union with God caused by the hyperactivity of our minds and our lives. This method is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship.  It is a response to Jesus’ own directive on prayer: “When you pray, go to your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will repay you” (Matthew 6:6).  This method of prayer is a movement beyond conversation with Christ to communion with Him, i.e., the gift of contemplation.

Materials included in the program:

  • Book: Open Mind, Open Heart by Thomas Keating, OCSO.  (20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Brochure on Centering Prayer
  • Centering prayer app information

Sister Therese Dugan, our presenter, is a Sister of Notre Dame of Chardon, Ohio.  Sister has a PhD in Education and an M.A. in Theology with a major field in Scripture. Besides assignments in Education, she taught Scripture in Tanzania, East Africa, and was an Associate Professor of Sacred Scripture at St. Mary Seminary in Wickliffe, Ohio. Having returned from parish ministry at Michael Parish in Clearwater, Florida, she is currently a commissioned presenter for Contemplative Outreach in the United States.

Sister Kelley Rush, our co-facilitator, is a Sister of Notre Dame of Chardon, Ohio.  Entering the Sisters in 2009, she is a respected Retreat and Spiritual Director and serves her congregation as Vocation Director.

For more information and to register, contact Sister Kelley Rush, SND at (440) 241-3124 or krush@ndec.org

Jan
25
Fri
2019
Silent Retreat in California @ Sisters of Notre Dame
Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm – Jan 27 @ 2:00 pm
Silent Retreat in California @ Sisters of Notre Dame

SILENT RETREAT IN CALIFORNIA
On this silent retreat, you can anticipate being alongside other women participants ages 20+ for a weekend of silent reflection, prayer and spiritual solitude.

Facilitated by the Sisters of Notre Dame, retreatants will be guided toward deep listening to the interior movements of the Holy Spirit. The schedule includes daily Mass (several options available), individual and group prayer, adoration, scripture reflection, individual spiritual direction, journaling, and walking amidst the lovely grounds and a nearby park.

The weekend will begin as we gather for dinner on Friday evening at 6pm (with flexibility on your arrival) and will conclude at 2pm on Sunday. All activities and accommodations will be provided at the retreat location.  There is space available for 6 retreatants.

COST
Cost for the weekend is $75.00, payable by check to Sisters of Notre Dame with “Silent Retreat” in the memo.

ONLINE REGISTRATION
Register online for the January 25-27, 2019 retreat.

UPCOMING RETREAT DATES
Sisters of Notre Dame Silent Retreat schedule includes these upcoming weekends:

  • Friday, March 1 – Sunday, March 3, 2019 in Chardon, OH
  • Friday, April 12 – Sunday, April 14, 2019 in California

For future retreats, registration opens 3 months prior to the weekend retreat dates.

MORE INFO

California Retreats: please email Sister Val Roxburgh for more information or call/text her at 805-452-9699.

Chardon Retreats: please email Sister Kelley, SND or call/text her at 440-241-3124.

If cost is an issue, please talk with Sr. Kelley or Sr. Val.

Feb
7
Thu
2019
Centering Prayer Group @ Sisters of Notre Dame
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Centering Prayer Group @ Sisters of Notre Dame

Join this monthly prayer group for young men and women to deepen their prayer lives over the course of 7 months.

Centering Prayer is an ancient method of Christian prayer in updated form.  It reduces the obstacles to union with God caused by the hyperactivity of our minds and our lives. This method is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship.  It is a response to Jesus’ own directive on prayer: “When you pray, go to your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will repay you” (Matthew 6:6).  This method of prayer is a movement beyond conversation with Christ to communion with Him, i.e., the gift of contemplation.

Materials included in the program:

  • Book: Open Mind, Open Heart by Thomas Keating, OCSO.  (20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Brochure on Centering Prayer
  • Centering prayer app information

Sister Therese Dugan, our presenter, is a Sister of Notre Dame of Chardon, Ohio.  Sister has a PhD in Education and an M.A. in Theology with a major field in Scripture. Besides assignments in Education, she taught Scripture in Tanzania, East Africa, and was an Associate Professor of Sacred Scripture at St. Mary Seminary in Wickliffe, Ohio. Having returned from parish ministry at Michael Parish in Clearwater, Florida, she is currently a commissioned presenter for Contemplative Outreach in the United States.

Sister Kelley Rush, our co-facilitator, is a Sister of Notre Dame of Chardon, Ohio.  Entering the Sisters in 2009, she is a respected Retreat and Spiritual Director and serves her congregation as Vocation Director.

For more information and to register, contact Sister Kelley Rush, SND at (440) 241-3124 or krush@ndec.org

Mar
14
Thu
2019
Centering Prayer Group @ Sisters of Notre Dame
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Centering Prayer Group @ Sisters of Notre Dame

Join this monthly prayer group for young men and women to deepen their prayer lives over the course of 7 months.

Centering Prayer is an ancient method of Christian prayer in updated form.  It reduces the obstacles to union with God caused by the hyperactivity of our minds and our lives. This method is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship.  It is a response to Jesus’ own directive on prayer: “When you pray, go to your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will repay you” (Matthew 6:6).  This method of prayer is a movement beyond conversation with Christ to communion with Him, i.e., the gift of contemplation.

Materials included in the program:

  • Book: Open Mind, Open Heart by Thomas Keating, OCSO.  (20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Brochure on Centering Prayer
  • Centering prayer app information

Sister Therese Dugan, our presenter, is a Sister of Notre Dame of Chardon, Ohio.  Sister has a PhD in Education and an M.A. in Theology with a major field in Scripture. Besides assignments in Education, she taught Scripture in Tanzania, East Africa, and was an Associate Professor of Sacred Scripture at St. Mary Seminary in Wickliffe, Ohio. Having returned from parish ministry at Michael Parish in Clearwater, Florida, she is currently a commissioned presenter for Contemplative Outreach in the United States.

Sister Kelley Rush, our co-facilitator, is a Sister of Notre Dame of Chardon, Ohio.  Entering the Sisters in 2009, she is a respected Retreat and Spiritual Director and serves her congregation as Vocation Director.

For more information and to register, contact Sister Kelley Rush, SND at (440) 241-3124 or krush@ndec.org

Apr
11
Thu
2019
Centering Prayer Group @ Sisters of Notre Dame
Apr 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Centering Prayer Group @ Sisters of Notre Dame

Join this monthly prayer group for young men and women to deepen their prayer lives over the course of 7 months.

Centering Prayer is an ancient method of Christian prayer in updated form.  It reduces the obstacles to union with God caused by the hyperactivity of our minds and our lives. This method is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship.  It is a response to Jesus’ own directive on prayer: “When you pray, go to your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will repay you” (Matthew 6:6).  This method of prayer is a movement beyond conversation with Christ to communion with Him, i.e., the gift of contemplation.

Materials included in the program:

  • Book: Open Mind, Open Heart by Thomas Keating, OCSO.  (20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Brochure on Centering Prayer
  • Centering prayer app information

Sister Therese Dugan, our presenter, is a Sister of Notre Dame of Chardon, Ohio.  Sister has a PhD in Education and an M.A. in Theology with a major field in Scripture. Besides assignments in Education, she taught Scripture in Tanzania, East Africa, and was an Associate Professor of Sacred Scripture at St. Mary Seminary in Wickliffe, Ohio. Having returned from parish ministry at Michael Parish in Clearwater, Florida, she is currently a commissioned presenter for Contemplative Outreach in the United States.

Sister Kelley Rush, our co-facilitator, is a Sister of Notre Dame of Chardon, Ohio.  Entering the Sisters in 2009, she is a respected Retreat and Spiritual Director and serves her congregation as Vocation Director.

For more information and to register, contact Sister Kelley Rush, SND at (440) 241-3124 or krush@ndec.org

May
9
Thu
2019
Centering Prayer Group @ Sisters of Notre Dame
May 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Centering Prayer Group @ Sisters of Notre Dame

Join this monthly prayer group for young men and women to deepen their prayer lives over the course of 7 months.

Centering Prayer is an ancient method of Christian prayer in updated form.  It reduces the obstacles to union with God caused by the hyperactivity of our minds and our lives. This method is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship.  It is a response to Jesus’ own directive on prayer: “When you pray, go to your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will repay you” (Matthew 6:6).  This method of prayer is a movement beyond conversation with Christ to communion with Him, i.e., the gift of contemplation.

Materials included in the program:

  • Book: Open Mind, Open Heart by Thomas Keating, OCSO.  (20th Anniversary Edition)
  • Brochure on Centering Prayer
  • Centering prayer app information

Sister Therese Dugan, our presenter, is a Sister of Notre Dame of Chardon, Ohio.  Sister has a PhD in Education and an M.A. in Theology with a major field in Scripture. Besides assignments in Education, she taught Scripture in Tanzania, East Africa, and was an Associate Professor of Sacred Scripture at St. Mary Seminary in Wickliffe, Ohio. Having returned from parish ministry at Michael Parish in Clearwater, Florida, she is currently a commissioned presenter for Contemplative Outreach in the United States.

Sister Kelley Rush, our co-facilitator, is a Sister of Notre Dame of Chardon, Ohio.  Entering the Sisters in 2009, she is a respected Retreat and Spiritual Director and serves her congregation as Vocation Director.

For more information and to register, contact Sister Kelley Rush, SND at (440) 241-3124 or krush@ndec.org

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"O how good is the good God!"

- Saint Julie Billiart, Spiritual Mother

“The poorer and more neglected the little ones are, the greater the love with which we receive them.”

- Sister Maria Aloysia, Foundress

“That you have conversed with God should be evident in your loving manner to others.”

- Sister Maria Ignatia, Co-Foundress

"Our whole manner must show that is is worthwhile to give one's entire life for Christ."

- Sister Mary Raphaelita, Former Superior General

"What good is all the work if prayer does not draw down God's blessings upon it?"

- Sister Maria Aloysia, Foundress

"Have a heart as wide as the world!"

- Saint Julie Billiart, Spiritual Mother

"Only that which comes from the heart can reach the heart."

- Father Bernard Overberg, Assisted in Founding the Congregation

"The value of prayer is tested not by the way we feel, but by the way we live."

- Sister Mary Benedict, Former Provincial Superior