Community Retreat Begins

Formation in a monastery is a lifelong process that takes place in the very center of the community’s life. With that in mind, an annual retreat is arranged for by the Director of Ongoing Monastic Formation, Sister Stephanie Schmidt.

The retreat provides the opportunity for human and spiritual growth for community members and for oblates who are able to participate. This year the retreat is being directed by Sister Joan Chittister and it began with Sister Joan receiving a blessing from Sister Anne Wambach, Prioress. All present then extended blessing through the song-prayer: “May the Spirit of Christ be your hope through the day, be your guard through the night, your companion on the way.” (Marty Haugen)

Please hold us in prayer throughout this week of retreat.