Workshops & Classes

Free (Donations Accepted)

A Time to Journal

Contact Evelyn Wemhoff

(971) 273-0700

A Time to Journal (the Second Saturday of the month) and the Progoff Journal Workshops:  Please contact Evelyn Wemhoff if you would like to participate. 

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Free (Donations Accepted)

Taizé Prayer Service

Check Back for Fall Schedule

Join us for our monthly Taizé Prayer Service in the Chapel.  This special service features sung and chanted prayers, meditation and personal reflection.  All are welcome!

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Free

Monthly Book Talk

Contact Sr. Dorothy Jean Beyer

By Email • (503) 845-2556

Currently the group is in contact via email with questions about the book of the month and sharing their insights.  Next meeting: Sept. 19, George Eliot's Middlemarch.  Contact Sr. Dorothy Jean to join.

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$30 per Person

Supervision for Spiritual Directors

Contact Sr. Joan

By Email • (503) 949-6284

All spiritual directors are welcome to attend the monthly supervision meetings for on-going formation and education featuring lively discussions of pertinent spirituality topics, prayer and skills of the ministry.

September 11, 2020, 9-11 a.m. via Zoom

Free

Prayer of the Heart

Pray at Home

While we can’t join together here at the monastery, keep praying and being in silence for the healing of our world and church.

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$20 per Person

Dream Group: Language of the Soul

Check Back Here for Return Date

Cancelled until we are open again.  Keep dreaming and recording your dreams.

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Retreats & Events

Develop a More Meaningful Life: Using the Progoff Intensive Journal Program via Zoom

July 29-30, August 5-6, 12-13

Via Zoom Videoconference

$210 - $625

This program was developed in1966 by Dr. Ira Progoff and is being offered nationally and internationally to provide participants the opportunity to lead more fulfilling lives. As you gain a foundation and a perspective of the continuity and direction of your life, the Journal can be your honest friend in the creative process of shaping your life.

The program consists of three workshops. Each of these workshops is held on
Wednesday/Thursday of 3 consecutive weeks. This format is planned to maintain energy for the most helpful completion of the workshop(s) you will be attending.

Part 1: Life Context (July 29-30, $225)
You learn how to use the Intensive Journal method    through a direct experience in your own life.

Part 2: Depth Contact (August 5-6, $210)
You will learn Dr. Progoff’s unique method to develop symbolic experiences and a more meaningful life. (Prerequisite Part 1)

Part 3: Life Integration (August 12-13, $210)
You realize integration and connection between areas of your life. (Prerequisite Part Two)

All three courses available for $625.

About the leader: Evelyn Wemhoff is a presenter of retreats and workshops at Shalom at the Monastery in Mount Angel. OR. She is a spiritual director, a retired licensed counselor and was director of WomanSpirit Center in Seattle area that offered programs for women seeking to develop their lives.   Evelyn has led Intensive Journal workshops for over 30 years

To register: call 971-273-0700 or email evelynhwemhoff@comcast.net.
To pay: Make your check to Evelyn Wemhoff
Mail to: Evelyn Wemhoff, PO Box 21083 Keizer, OR 97303

Full payment is required at least 2 weeks before workshops. Jon Progoff will mail a new journal notebook and paper to persons attending the Life Context workshop.

The Blue Sapphire of the Mind

August 28-29, 2020

7:00pm - 8:30pm Friday

9:00am - 4:00pm Saturday

Online Via Zoom

$55 per Person

Early Christian monastics recognized the penetrating presence of the Divine in creation, that place where we encounter our deepest selves. The call to care for the environment is deeply human and contemplative. This retreat is based on the work of Douglas Christie. Participants are encouraged to as least begin reading Christie's The Blue Sapphire of the Mind before attending.  Public libraries have copies or you can listen to the audible book. Sister Laura will provide a booklet to assist you on reflecting on the book.

 

Presenter: Sr. Laura Swan, OSB, is a writer and spiritual director, who also serves her community as Formation Director. She is the author of numerous books, including The Forgotten Desert Mothers and The Wisdom of the Beguines.

 

To register and/or more information, call 503 845-2556 or send a check payable to

Benedictine Sisters, Attn: Sister Dorothy Jean, 840 S. Main St., Mount Angel, OR 97362,

or email dorothyjeanb7@gmail.com  Please register by Wednesday, August 26, 2020.


 

Schedule

7-8:30 p.m. Introductions, Opening Remarks about the book

9-10:15 a.m.; 10:45-noon; 1:15 -2:30 p.m.; 3-4 p.m.

The Spirituality of Pope Francis and Its Implication on Our Lives presented by Owen Commins

Postponed to 2021

$65 includes materials and lunch

This retreat will focus on the spirituality of Pope Francis, and especially his understanding of “accompaniment.” To achieve this purpose, we will present a biographical context for the Pope, and some understanding of his key encyclical letters. The Catholic blogosphere shows some criticism of the Holy Father and even at times some outright hostility. The retreat will attempt in charity to understand such positions also. By the end of the retreat day the hope is that all participants will embrace Pope Francis as the Catholic leader needed for our times.

 

Presenter: Deacon Owen Cummings, the Regent's Chair of Theology at Mount Angel Seminary in Saint Benedict, Oregon, is a native of Glasgow, Scotland.  Author of numerous spirituality/theology books, he received a doctor of divinity degree during the course of his studies in theology in Dublin, Ireland.

 

To register or for more information, email info@benedictine-srs.org or call (503) 845-2556 by September 8, 2020.

Develop a More Meaningful Life: Using the Progoff Intensive Journal Program via Zoom

October 14-15, 21-22, 28-29

Via Zoom Videoconference

$210 - $625

This program was developed in1966 by Dr. Ira Progoff and is being offered nationally and internationally to provide participants the opportunity to lead more fulfilling lives. As you gain a foundation and a perspective of the continuity and direction of your life, the Journal can be your honest friend in the creative process of shaping your life.

The program consists of three workshops. Each of these workshops is held on
Wednesday/Thursday of 3 consecutive weeks. This format is planned to maintain energy for the most helpful completion of the workshop(s) you will be attending.

Part 1: Life Context (Oct 14-15, $225)
You learn how to use the Intensive Journal method    through a direct experience in your own life.

Part 2: Depth Contact (Oct 21-22. $210)
You will learn Dr. Progoff’s unique method to develop symbolic experiences and a more meaningful life. (Prerequisite Part 1)

Part 3: Life Integration (Oct 28-29, $210)
You realize integration and connection between areas of your life. (Prerequisite Part Two)

All three courses available for $625.

About the leader: Evelyn Wemhoff is a presenter of retreats and workshops at Shalom at the Monastery in Mount Angel. OR. She is a spiritual director, a retired licensed counselor and was director of WomanSpirit Center in Seattle area that offered programs for women seeking to develop their lives.   Evelyn has led Intensive Journal workshops for over 30 years

To register: call 971-273-0700 or email evelynhwemhoff@comcast.net.
To pay: Make your check to Evelyn Wemhoff
Mail to: Evelyn Wemhoff, PO Box 21083 Keizer, OR 97303

Full payment is required at least 2 weeks before workshops. Jon Progoff will mail a new journal notebook and paper to persons attending the Life Context workshop.

Seeing The Environment Through the Lens of Spirituality

This Event Has Been Postponed

Date & Time TBA, 2021

$25 includes lunch

The Benedictine Sisters are pleased to announce an upcoming all day symposium on the environment and spirituality to be held in Agatha Hall.  Starting at 9:15 a.m., staff members from Shalom at the Monastery will present their appreciation of nature’s ability to enrich and empower their spirituality.  In the afternoon, responders working within the environmental resources will discuss the bountiful gifts that their work safeguards.  Participants will be invited to dialogue within the topic.

Love’s Dual Foundation: Exploring Love’s Human Roots and Its Deep Significance

Presenter Dean Schlecht Via Zoom

November 7, 2020

9:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Via Zoom Videoconference

$50 per attendee

 

Love is the foundation of existence.  Everything arises from love and is permeated with love.  At the level of human consciousness love is characterized by five qualities that are seen with greatest clarity in the maternal infant bond and later in life in romantic bonding: attention, acceptance, appreciation, affection and allowing.  This essence of love is more than just a gift from our mother or romantic partner, it is a constant, active energy welling up from our own depth.  Love embraces us, welcomes us, nurtures and heals us from within.  Ideally, our most important outer relationships reflect this deep inner reality and the two reinforce each other.  Nevertheless, even those who have never known healthy maternal love or a positive romantic bond, still long to be loved and that longing is met by an even stronger longing from within to love them.

Learning to let go into love itself is the most important thing anyone can ever do.  Surrendering to the embrace of love enables us to live in a state of ongoing gratitude, joy, and meaning.  No matter how challenging our external circumstances may be, when we are filled with love, we have an unshakable foundation.  Many have had the direct experience of love itself and know beyond any doubt that they are not only loved but are themselves an expression of love. They realize that separateness is an illusion and that connection is everything.

Through lecture and experiences, this workshop will help participants become more open to the presence of love in their lives and identify the roadblocks that hinder their ability to fully let go into love.

Presenter: Dean Schlecht, M.Div. is the retired manager of a 19-bed psychiatric crisis respite facility.  He also was an LMFT with practices in Oklahoma and Texas.  He currently maintains a private practice offering spiritual direction.  He served as President of the Oklahoma City C.G. Jung Study Group from 1983 through 1988 and has offered numerous retreats and workshops.

 

To register and/or more information, call 503 845-2556 or send a check payable to
Benedictine Sisters, Attn: Sister Dorothy Jean, 840 S. Main St., Mount Angel, OR 97362, or email dorothyjeanb7@gmail.com  Please register by Monday November 2, 2020.

Everything Ablaze: Teilhard's Mystical Vision presented by Fr. Stephen Harding Coffey, OSB.Cam

February 19 - February 21, 2021

Chapter Room, 2nd Floor

$199 Single Occupancy

$336 Double Occupancy

$95 Commuter

This weekend retreat will serve as an introduction to the spirituality of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, scientist and mystic. Teilhard believed that a vibrant Christian life can set the world on fire. We will explore six key themes that are central to his vision: God in world and matter; a spirituality of evolution; love and loving; our inner depths; the cosmic Christ, and the Sacred Heart of the universe. Each conference will be followed by time for meditation and prayerful reflection. The format will follow David Richo's Everything Ablaze, a rich resource for meditating on our call to discover the universe's Sacred Heart.

Presenter Stephen Harding Coffey, OSB. Cam, an ordained monk of the Camaldolese community of California, resides at Monastery of the Risen Christ, San Luis Obispo, CA. He is engaged in extensive retreat ministry as well as spiritual direction for priests, religious, and laity.  He formerly served on the staff of Shalom Prayer Center, Mount Angel, and together with Sister Antoinette Traeger, OSB, began the formation program in spiritual direction.

 

To register or for more information, email info@benedictine-srs.org or call (503) 845-2556.

World Labyrinth Day: Take Steps Together for Peace

May 1, 2021

12:45 p.m.

Outdoor Labyrinth, West End of Shalom Building

 

Free

Come and celebrate World Labyrinth Day with the Benedictine Sisters at Mount Angel, Oregon! Let us take steps together for peace!

 

The Benedictine Sisters at Shalom at the Monastery invite you to walk with them their outdoor labyrinth on Saturday, May 1, 1 p.m.  Please gather at the labyrinth at the west end of the Shalom building.

 

At 12:45 p.m., there will be a brief explanation of the Peace Walk on the labyrinth.  We will then walk the 20-minute Silent Peace Walk, using the format of Benedictines For Peace.  Following the walk, refreshments will be served in Benedictine Sisters’ Dining Room.  All are welcome!

 

To register, call Sister Dorothy Jean Beyer, 503 845-2556 or email dorothyjeanb7@gmail. com

About Us

Queen of Angels Monastery

840 South Main Street

Mount Angel, Oregon 97362

(503) 845-6141

info@benedictine-srs.org

Please call for tours, daily prayer services,

private retreats, and workshop schedules.

Queen of Angels Monastery is a community of Benedictine Sisters in Mt. Angel, Oregon. They are women who have responded to the call to live in community according to the Gospel and the Rule of St. Benedict. Together they seek God in a balanced life of prayer and work, simplicity, hospitality, and service.

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