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Spirituality Retreats and Programs
All programs are held at the Sisters of Charity Motherhouse unless otherwise specfied.

Praying the "O" Antiphons

The “O” Antiphons are some of the richest treasures of the Advent season. This Advent season we are planning to pray the “O” Antiphons in the Motherhouse Chapel from 4-4:30PM. It will include a reflec-tion on each of the antiphons.

DATES/THEMES:
Dec. 17 – O Wisdom
Dec. 18 – O Adonai
Dec. 19 – O Root of Jesse
Dec. 20 – O Key of David
Dec. 21 – O Radiant Light
Dec. 22 – O King
Dec. 23 – O Emmanuel
TIME: 4-4:30PM
LOCATION: Motherhouse Chapel
FEE: No fee or registration required

The prayer will be the afternoon prayer to end our days. We hope you will join us for this prayer as we once again prepare ourselves for the coming of Jesus.


Walking with Jesus on His Passion Journey: The Stations Alive in Our Lives Today!

Praying the Stations is important in our life. The Stations keep us in touch with what we hold im-portant, and with the challenges that have helped us grow into the people we are now.

FACILITATOR: Mary Kay Bush, SC
DATE: Friday, March 31, 2017
TIME: 12:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Emmaus Room; SC Motherhouse
FEE: $10 paid in full at registration

S. Mary Kay Bush was a Pastoral Care Minister in parishes in North Carolina along with leading par-ish retreats in Ohio and North Carolina. She taught high school and junior high in Ohio and Michigan and offered retreats for confirmation students. S. Mary Kay was formerly the Director of Formation. In her spare time she loves to travel.


Becoming Mindful in Your Life

This workshop is based on learning how to engage in “Mindfulness Practice.” Mindfulness is the ability to bring awareness to a specific aspect of what you are doing while you continue to do it.

Another way to say this is, “to be Mindful is to live in the Present Moment” …..not in the Future and not in the Past but in This Very Moment ……the NOW. The key of this course is that our minds tend to wander nat-urally AND when they do AND we become Aware of that wandering…

Mindfulness calls us to Gently Recognize that our mind has wandered
Acknowledge that our mind has wandered
AND Gently Turn our Attention back to the focus of our Mindful Practice.

LEADER: Barb Beimesch
DATE: Saturday, February 18, 2017
TIME: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
LOCATION: Emmaus Room; SC Motherhouse
FEE: $25 paid at time of registration

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Barbara Beimesch, PsyD is a Clinical Psychologist who works with underserved populations of patients often in urban settings. She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Xavier University.


Pathways to Prayer

Most of us learned from our parents or in school the rote prayers that we used every day before the class day would begin. Now as adults how do we pray? There are many ways we have learned over the years, dif-ferent ways of communicating with our God. It is something we desire and something we need in our world today. We invite you to come and share with us the “Pathways to Prayer”, which will involve sharing a vari-ety of ways that people pray in this day and time.

Below is a list of the prayer experiences and person who will share with the participants the information and opportunity to set aside some time to pray in a particular way.

THEMES/PRESENTER/DATES:
February 4 - Tai Chi (10-12) Mary Ann Humbert, SC
March 4 - Praying All Ways, Cj Willie, SC
April 1 - Labyrinth, Donna Steffen, SC
May 6 - Contemplation, Marge Kloos, SC
TIME: 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Emmaus Room; SC Motherhouse
FEE: $25 each session or $60 for three/$75 for four (lunch provided)

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Praying with Nature through the Seasons

We are all aware of the gifts of the seasons with each new day of our lives. Where we live here in the Mid-west allows us to experience the changes of nature on a daily basis. Using photographs and the outdoors we can get in touch with our loving God through these cyclical changes. This program will allow us to ob-serve and experience some of the ways nature around us shows forth those day to day changes.

PRESENTER: Marty Dermody, SC
DATE: Apr. 19 and June 7
TIME: 9:30-11:00 a.m.
LOCATION: Rose Room; SC Motherhouse
FEE: No fee; registration requested

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S. Marty Dermody, SC is the current Director of the Spirituality Center and loves sharing her work of photog-raphy in her prayer.


Living in Light and Darkness

The winter doldrums, the bothersome dark-ness that envelops the morning, the heaviness of spirit because of life’s tragedies necessitate a “booster shot” for our souls. We will exam-ine ways to become “persons of light” by re-framing the darkness and praying over the good news and bad news of life.

FACILITATOR: Thérèse DelGenio, SNDdeN
DATE: Wednesday, May 24, 2017
TIME: 1:30-3 p.m.
LOCATION: Rose Room; SC Motherhouse
FEE: $15 paid in full at registration

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Thérèse DelGenio is a Sister of Notre Dame de Namur. Over the years she has been privileged to serve as a teacher, addictions counselor, pas-toral associate, founder and executive director of a homeless shelter, field education director, spiritual director, retreat director, novice direc-tor, lecturer, and author. She is currently doing social work at Our Daily Bread in Cincinnati and is an active member of the InterCommunity Justice and Peace Sisters' Group Against Human Trafficking.


Join us for Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer is an ongoing program in the Spirituality Center. We seek to share the practice of Centering Prayer and support one another in a contemplative lifestyle. FREE—no registration required.

Wednesdays
One 20-minute period of Centering followed by sharing on a selected book related to Cen-tering Prayer.

LEADERS: Liz Maxwell & Joyce Richter, SC
TIME: 4-5 p.m.
PLACE: Prayer Room, Sisters of Chrity Motherhouse

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Sundays of Reflection
Theme: WEAVING GLOBAL SOLIDARITY

This year the theme for our Reflection Sundays comes from the UISG (International Union Superiors General) meeting held in Rome this past May 2016. What a beautiful title to stop, reflect and share in our world today. Our speakers this year will focus on the themes of Collaboration and Cooperation, Justice, Earth/Ecology/Environmental justice and weaving the Spirit. We look forward to the wisdom that will be shared by our presenters. Mark your calendars for the first Sunday of the month beginning with November 6. Weaving Collaboration and Cooperation.

February 5
Marcel DeJonckheere, SC
Weaving Justice for Human Trafficking

March 5
Joan Deiters, SC
Weaving the Spirit

TIME: 9:30 AM - Mass in Chapel
10:45 AM - Presentation in Cedars
11:30 AM - Large group questions/comments
12:00 PM - Dinner
FEE: $20 (includes meal)

There is no fee for the Sundays of Reflection for SC’s and Associates. Donations are welcome to defray expenses. Those who do not live at the Motherhouse are requested to call 347-5300 (daytime) or 347-5346 (evening) and leave a message if you plan to stay for dinner.