Subiaco Retreat House Adult Retreat Series


Introducing Subiaco Adult Retreat Series

St Benedict Monastery, Oxford is excited to announce a new adult retreat series at Subiaco Retreat House. For over 40 years youth have found Subiaco as a place to deepen and nourish their faith through prayer and community. 

This September, withdraw from the noise of your busy days and spend time on this peaceful hill. Experience the sacred space and deepen your relationship with the Divine. Each Saturday experienced facilitators will encourage reflection, provide time for personal prayer, and community sharing. Food and beverages will be provided.

Saturday, September 8, 2018, 9:30 am to 3 pm

Our Spiritual Sisters:  Their Stories and Ours

Women from sacred scripture can help us with our own relationships today. St. Mary Magdalene was a wounded healer. Mary, the Virgin Mother, and St. Elizabeth had a unique bond as pregnant cousins. Martha and Mary, the sisters of Lazarus, enjoyed a special connection.  

Saturday, September 15, 2018, 9:30 am to 3 pm

Listening to our Sister Scholastica

The holiness of St. Benedict is well known, but what about his twin sister, St. Scholastica? Few words were said about her. Yet, her message takes us to the depths of what it means to live in communion with God. We will take a look at how her prayer-filled life speaks to us today.

Saturday, September 22, 2018, 9:30 am to 3 pm

St. Hildegard of Bingen and St. Julian of Norwich:  Messages for Today 

Why did the reputations and teachings of these ancient Catholic mystics survive through time? How can their wisdom help us today? In the Middle Ages, God spoke through them. Their words still have deep meaning. Come, let us celebrate their lives and ours, sharing their writing, poetry, music, and prayers.

Retreat Leaders

Nancy Mason Bordley, DMin, has worked in Religious Education and Adult Formation, Worship, and Music for over 30 years. She is a spiritual director and facilitates retreats.

Fr. John Martin Shimkus, OSB, has been with the community of St. Benedict Monastery for over 20 years. His ministry includes retreats, music, and spiritual direction.

Please RSVP

Cost: $45 per day or $125 for the full series

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Phone: 248-891-1192