Benedictine Center offers meditation retreat

The Benedictine Center in Maplewood is offering a retreat focused on Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina. It will be held from Friday, Aug. 11, through Wednesday, Aug. 16. The $375 cost includes lodging and meals. It’s $150 through Sunday Aug. 13 only.

During this retreat, Virginia Matter, a Benedictine Sister, will guide participants as they journey inward toward a deeper relationship with God using two ancient spiritual practices: Centering Prayer, a form of Christian meditation; and Lectio Divina, a meditative approach to reading scripture. Sr. Virginia is a member of the Benedictine staff, spiritual director, and an experienced teacher who is grounded in both forms of prayer.

To register online go to and follow the link to the Benedictine Center. For more information, call 651-777-7251 or email: The Benedictine Center, a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters of St. Paul’s Monastery, is located at 2675 Benet Road in Maplewood.


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