Benedictine Center events

Taize Prayer, Friday, Jan. 18, 7 to 9 p.m. Taize prayer is a world-wide phenomenon consisting of simple chants based on the scriptures and periods of silence, creating an environment that helps participants encounter the mystery of God. Refreshments served afterwards. 

Exhibit:  How Artists See God; A Juried Art Exhibit called “Seeing God” will open at the Benedictine Center on Jan. 30, with a reception for the public from 7 to 8:30 p.m.  At that time, awards totaling $375 will be announced and presented to the top three winners.

This exhibit, which runs through March 2, features the works of local artists whose creative process captures a sense of the divine when seeing the world.  It is free and available for viewing every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

According to Sam Rahberg, director of the Center, this exhibit provides a venue for artists who think deeply about their work and whose creativity helps viewers experience the Divine.  “We believe art can be an interpretive lens into the mystery of God,” he explains, “and we feel these works capture that deep sense of wonder.”

Offering a mini-retreat called “Standing Vigil: A Retreat with Sunday’s Gospel.” It will be held Saturday, Jan. 19, from 3 to 6 p.m. The $30 cost includes dinner. “This afternoon of prayer, reflection and conversation will focus on that Sunday’s Gospel (John: 2:1-11),” says Sam Rahberg, director of the Center. “It’s an opportunity to go deeper into prayer and reflect on the challenges of life and the persistence of divine grace.” Participants will also join the Sisters for Vigil and enjoy more time together over dinner. It will be led by Rev. Paul Tillman, lead pastor at Oakdale Wesleyan Methodist Church and a Benedictine Oblate at St. Paulís Monastery. He has a BA in Biblical Studies from California State University in Sacramento and an M.Div from Wesleyan University in Middleton, Connecticut.  He lived in multi-cultural communities and grew up ministering in San Francisco, Sacramento and now in the Twin Cities.

The Benedictine Center is located at 2675 Benet Road in Maplewood. For more information  651-777-7251.

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