New Year’s Eve retreat to be time of hope, prayer

| December 16, 2010 | 0 Comments

The Benedictine Center is offering an overnight retreat to help people welcome the new year in a place of silence and peace.

The retreat, “Crossing the Thres­h­old,” will be held from 4 p.m. Dec. 31 to 10 a.m. Jan.  1. The $95 cost includes lodging and meals.

The retreat will be led by Benedictine sisters and spiritual directors Carol Rennie and Virginia Matter.

Opportunity to reflect

Participants will explore the prophet Ezekiel’s description of “the valley of dry bones” and see how this bleak image promises hope as retreat-goers experience their own personal valleys.

Participants will also join the monastic community in experiencing a time of prayer, reflection, conversation and silence.

To register online, visit and follow the link to the Benedictine Center.

For more information, call (651) 777-7251 or e-mail:

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