This week brings our annual community retreat. The presenter is Sr. Shawn Carruth, OSB, from the Benedictine Sisters of Crookston, Minnesota. Sr. Shawn is an associate professor in the Religion Department of Concordia College in Minnesota. Her specialties include the Sources of the Synoptic Gospels, Feminist Studies and Benedictine Monastic Studies. Her theme for the week is "Jesus Christ Dwelling Place of the Living."
The week includes eleven conferences by Sr. Shawn and specially prepared Morning and Evening Praise periods prepared by various community members. Silence and quiet is maintained throughout the monastery, except for the evening meal.