Patty Porsberg and Jeanne Johnson will be presenting Joyce Rupp’s Boundless Compassion work. Through this retreat you will glean insights for many dimensions including theology, spirituality, science, sociology and psychology. You will experience this opportunity as a catalyst for a renewed commitment to be a compassionate presence to yourself and to others who are in the midst of pain and struggle. There is also an opportunity to do a training event with Joyce Rupp on Friday, June 25th to be able to share this work.
Patty Forsberg is a spiritual director in Lincoln, Nebraska, and is a facilitator for Boundless Compassion. She is a certified presenter of Centering Prayer and Welcoming Prayer and has extensive experience with Bio-Spiritual Focusing.
Jeanne Johnson is a licensed lay minister and certified spiritual director at First-Plymouth UCC in Lincoln, Nebraska. She holds a Master’s in Counseling and Psychology. Jeanne has experience in Bio-Spiritual Focusing, retreat leadership, and Boundless Compassion facilitation.
What’s new during the pandemic at St. Benedict Center?:
- The retreat will be limited to 30 participants to allow for adequate spacing during group times.
- We have reopened the facility with caution and concern for everyone’s health and safety.
- We ask those who have a health problem or are older to wait for a while yet before coming.
- You will be required to wear a mask when you are indoors and around other people as a sign of respect for your health and the health of others.
- Six foot social distancing will be observed in conference rooms and throughout the facility.
- We are continuing and stepping up our disinfection practices. Sanitary wipes are available for luggage carts. After a guest has departed, his/her guest room will be cleaned top to bottom.
- On the buffet, silverware is wrapped and buffet items have more space between them.
- Hand sanitizer is available in both the buffet and beverage station areas and also in our new displays.
- Our adoration chapel will remain closed to outside visitors for the time being.
What remains the same?:
- Peaceful and quiet setting
- Great Benedictine hospitality
- Comfortable guest rooms and meeting spaces
- Delicious home cooked meals
- Beautifully landscaped grounds with lake, Stations of the Cross, and labyrinth
- Scheduled retreat offerings
- Individuals and groups of all sizes welcome
- We monks pray for you, even though the monastery will still be closed for visitors.
- You are welcome to join the monks for Eucharist, Vespers and Compline, daily live-steamed on Facebook.