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Oct
23
Tue
2018
Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer @ Notre Dame Center
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer @ Notre Dame Center

Please join Sister Betty Mae Bienlein and Sister Regina Robbins for Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina

Every month on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays.

Each session will begin with Centering Prayer according to the method of Thomas Keating, OSB.

Through guided silence and quieting the mind, we open our awareness to God who is within us. This is followed be lectio divina, praying a selected scripture passage.

All are welcome to share in this prayer experience!

Oct
25
Thu
2018
Caritas 54 Retreat @ Quaker Hill Camp & Conference Center
Oct 25 @ 4:00 pm – Oct 28 @ 4:00 pm

Caritas 54 Retreat

Thursday, October 25 at 4pm through Sunday, October 28 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 54 event page to learn more and register. To confirm your spot, registration fees must be received by October 10, 2018.

Click here for FAQs or feel free to contact Sam Graefe at CaritasBoise@christusministries.org.

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.

Nov
1
Thu
2018
Pilgrims of Gratitude Ignatian Silent Retreat @ Questhaven Retreat Center
Nov 1 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 4 @ 4:00 pm

Pilgrims of Gratitude Ignatian Silent Retreat

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.

Do you want to enjoy a vacation with God, take a break from life, get in touch with being called, or cultivate a deeper, intimate relationship with God?

Consider coming to this four-day Ignatian Guided Silent Retreat designed to help adults (20 years and above) personalize and deepen their relationship with God. Each day consists of two conferences, individual spiritual direction, significant personal time for prayer and reflection, and Mass. Let yourself experience God’s gentleness and nearness through this inner pilgrimage of deepened receptivity grounded in gratitude.

Online registration will open 3 months prior to the retreat.

To reserve your spot, please complete the online registration and send in your payment no later than Thursday, Oct 18th.  Please note that space is very limited and your spot is not reserved until payment is received (or special arrangements are made for a payment plan or partial scholarship).

Nov
13
Tue
2018
Taizé Prayer @ Lial Renewal Center
Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Taizé Prayer @ Lial Renewal Center

Experience Taizé With Us

Taizé prayer is a worship service involving sung and chanted prayers, meditation, a period of silence, liturgical readings and veneration of icons.

Free and open to the public!

Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer @ Notre Dame Center
Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer @ Notre Dame Center

Please join Sister Betty Mae Bienlein and Sister Regina Robbins for Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina

Every month on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays.

Each session will begin with Centering Prayer according to the method of Thomas Keating, OSB.

Through guided silence and quieting the mind, we open our awareness to God who is within us. This is followed be lectio divina, praying a selected scripture passage.

All are welcome to share in this prayer experience!

Nov
15
Thu
2018
Centering Prayer Group @ Sisters of Notre Dame
Nov 15 @ 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

Nov
20
Tue
2018
United in Prayer @ Bell Tower in Goebel Park (Main Strasse)
Nov 20 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
United in Prayer @ Bell Tower in Goebel Park (Main Strasse)

United in Prayer

Let’s join in praying for peace in our community and in our world. All are welcome. Unite with us in prayer from wherever you are in the world at this time, or if you are in the area, we invite you to join us in person.

Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Time: 6:00-6:30 p.m.
Location: Bell Tower in Goebel Park (Main Strasse, Covington, KY)
501 Philadelphia St, Covington, KY 41011

Registration: Not required, but appreciated. RSVP to Sr. Ruth Lubbers at smrlubbers@gmail.com or 859-392-8118.

Hosted by: Benedictine Sisters, Congregation of Divine Providence, Sisters of Notre Dame.

Nov
21
Wed
2018
Taizé Prayer
Nov 21 @ 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

Nov
27
Tue
2018
Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer @ Notre Dame Center
Nov 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer @ Notre Dame Center

Please join Sister Betty Mae Bienlein and Sister Regina Robbins for Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina

Every month on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays.

Each session will begin with Centering Prayer according to the method of Thomas Keating, OSB.

Through guided silence and quieting the mind, we open our awareness to God who is within us. This is followed be lectio divina, praying a selected scripture passage.

All are welcome to share in this prayer experience!

Dec
11
Tue
2018
Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer @ Notre Dame Center
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer @ Notre Dame Center

Please join Sister Betty Mae Bienlein and Sister Regina Robbins for Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina

Every month on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays.

Each session will begin with Centering Prayer according to the method of Thomas Keating, OSB.

Through guided silence and quieting the mind, we open our awareness to God who is within us. This is followed be lectio divina, praying a selected scripture passage.

All are welcome to share in this prayer experience!

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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