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Monday, December 10, 2007

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DISCERNMENT RETREAT – learning from the masters, St. Ignatius of Loyola and St. Benedict
St. Benedict Center in Schuyler, NE
January 18-20, 2008

Learn the fine art of listening and responding deeply to God’s call in your life. If you are:
· Searching for meaning?
· Trying to make sense out of life and make good decisions?
· Making an important life choice in the next year?
· Thinking about moving to another city?
· Choosing a marriage partner?
· Changing jobs?
· Going to, or back to school?
· Discerning God’s call to the vowed life as an option for your future?
… perhaps a few skills and tools for discernment would be just the thing.

This retreat, co-sponsored by the Omaha Archdiocesan Association of Consecrated Life, will offer you the tools to help you discern daily life choices in a prayerful manner, learning from the Saints, and assisted by caring spiritual directors.

Fr. Thomas Leitner, OSB is the Director of St. Benedict Center, gives directed retreats and offers spiritual direction to men and women of all ages. He will share with us the spiritual wisdom of St. Benedict
A team of clergy and consecrated life members will present various aspects of discernment, share life stories and give a chance for personal input and reflection.
Teresa Monaghen, AO, the Moderator of the Secular Institute of the Apostolic Oblates and the National Director of the Pro Sanctity Movement, holds an STB in Theology from Rome and a MA in Christian Spirituality from Creighton University, Omaha. Teresa has 30 years experience giving retreats and spiritual direction to people of all ages and backgrounds. She will lead you in an explanation of the Rules of Discernment by St. Ignatius of Loyola and other masters of the spiritual life. Reflection on how to say “Yes” to the Lord in the spirit of Mary will also be included!

Write, mail or email for registration:
St. Benedict Center
P.O. Box 528
Schuyler, NE 68661
Phone: 402-352-8819
Fax: 402-352-8819 general Fr. Thomas

For more information about the retreat itself write to Teresa Monaghen at 402-289-2670 or
Car-pooling will be available from Omaha, NE
Cost: more or less $145.00, depending on your meals.

St. Benedict
"St. Benedict's hospitality should be like and oasis in the desert of life where people can find spring waters of new life
and a place of rest and relaxation in the shadow of God's presence." Abbot em. Fidelis Ruppert, OSB

Saint Ignatius of Loyola
Take Lord, Receive
Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding, and my entire will, all that I have and possess. You have given all to me. To You, O Lord, I return it.
All is Yours, dispose of it wholly according to Your will. Give me Your love and Your grace, that is enough for me.

Prayer for Generosity
Teach us to be generous, good Lord; teach us to serve You as You deserve; to give and not to count the cost, to fight and not to heed the wounds, to toil and not to seek for rest, to labor and not to ask for any reward save that of knowing we do Your will.

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