Retreats and Talks

February 24-26, 2017

Ora et Labora: How to Find Balance in Our Lives

Fr. Mauritius Wilde, OSB, Ph.D.

Saint Benedict is the master of balance. He teaches us ‘discretion:’ not too little, not too much of anything, without being mediocre. He encourages us to go with the flow of the day’s and the night’s natural rhythms, of summer and winter, of hunger and satisfaction, of sleeping and being awake, of praying and working (ora et labora). This allows us to conquer exaggerations of any kind. The retreat is a great opportunity to reflect on our way of life.

St. Benedict Center, Schuyler NE
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September 1-3, 2017
Let Your ‘Yes’ Mean ‘Yes,’ and Your ‘No’ Mean ‘No.’

Fr. Mauritius Wilde, OSB, Ph.D.

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus calls upon us to be authentic. Sometimes it is not easy for us to say a clear YES or a clear NO. Standing with what is important to us and what we feel can be challenging if those around us don’t share our values. We will look to Jesus for guidance, share our experiences, and discover through practical exercises how our body language can be in sync with or contradict what we mean to express.

St. Benedict Center, Schuyler NE

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3. November 2017 – 19.30 Uhr

Respekt – Die Kunst der gegenseitigen Wertschätzung

Santa Maria dell’Anima – Roma, Italia

23. November 2017 – 18.00 Uhr

Soziale Stabilität und Nachhaltigkeit in der benediktinischen Tradition

Katholische Akademie Freiburg i. Br.

30. April – 2. Mai 2018
Ora et Labora: Wie wir die richtige Balance im Leben finden

Der Heilige Benedikt ist eine Meister der Balance. Er lehrt uns das richtige Maß: nicht zu viel und nicht zu wenig, aber auch nicht mittelmässig. Er ermutigt uns, im Einklang mit den Rhythmen der Natur zu leben, ob Tag und Nacht, ob Sommer und Winter, Hunger und Sättigung, Schlaf und Wachsein, Gebet und Arbeit (Ora et labora). Das ermöglicht uns, Extreme jeglicher Art zu vermeiden. Der Kurs bietet eine Gelegenheit, über unseren eigenen Lebensstil nachzudenken, und ihn im Licht Gottes zu betrachten

Gästehaus der Abtei Münsterschwarzach

June 1-3, 2018
Walking with the Mother of God

Mary has a very special place in our faith and in our hearts. As the mother of our Lord Jesus Christ, she was as close to him as nobody else. She has become an example of humility, courage, and faithfulness. We can learn from her, and she will intercede for us.

St. Benedict Center, Schuyler NE