special events



2nd Tuesday of the Month*

Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Dec. 13, 2016, Jan.10, Feb. 14, March 14, May 9, June 13, 2017
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Vespers with the Community followed by 30 minutes of quiet prayer for Peace. The sisters have kept the second Tuesday of each month as a time of prayer for peace since 9/11/01.

*Please note there is no Peace Prayer scheduled in November, April, July and August




A Four Part Series using the Labyrinth as a way to journey through grief

Wednesdays Sept. 21, 28; Oct. 5, 12, 2016
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Walk and experience the movement through grief with one's own unique passages using the labyrinth at Emmanuel Monastery as a tool for your journey. Hand held labyrinths will be available for those with limited mobility. Opportunity for one on one conversation available as well. Limited to 8 participants.

Suggested Donation: $25 per session, $100 for series; $85 if registered by Sept. 1, 2016. Space is limited. For registration call the Monastery @ 410-821-5792 or email kmcnany@emmanuelosb.org



Monday, November 7, 2016

Time: 7:30-9:00 Gather with us to pray for our nations, its leaders, those running for office on this eve of US Elections. We pray for wisdom in our choices, commitment to the common good, compassion in our responses and openness to Gospel values. Evening includes common and private prayer, sharing, a ritual of commitment and a social and refreshments following the service. Free will offering.

Please call the monastery to register 410-821-5792


Holy living, living wholly :

Exploring the Rule of Benedict for the 21st Century

Tuesdays, October 11, Nov. 1, 2016; Feb. 28, May 2, 2017 "Taste and See" free session on Sept. 27th @10:00-12:00

Time: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM at Emmanuel Monastery

We begin again our four year series on the wisdom of the Rule of Benedict. The series seeks to explore our 21st century realities through the lens of the 6th century Rule of Benedict, going deeper into its spirituality. This year we will look at the role of Leadership and Authority, Hospitality, Justice and Tools for Holy Living.

Suggested Donation: $120 if registering for entire series by October 1, 2016 or $35 per session

Please make checks payable to Emmanuel Monastery.

Co-sponsored by Benedictine Sisters of Baltimore and Well for the Journey. www.wellforthejourney.org

Facilitating Team: Kathy McNany, OSB, Mimi Bourgeois, Dorothy Parker, Mari Quint, Virginia Rugemer.

To Register send to:
Holy Living, Living Wholly
Emmanuel Monastery
2229 W. Joppa Road
Lutherville,  MD 21093



The HeART of the Saint John's Bible


Thursdays: Oct.6, Nov.10, Dec. 1, 2016; Feb. 9, Mar.9, May11, 2017

"Taste and See" free session on Sept. 29th @10:00-12:00

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM An enrichment series on the art of the Saint John's Bible, this program combines the ancient practice of lectio divina, sacred reading, with visio divina, sacred seeing. The art in the Saint John's Bible is a starting place for praying the Scriptures and is intended to companion the reader/pray-er as each one seeks a deeper understanding of the holy texts. The images are meant to illuminate the Word, and the Word is necessary to illuminate the images. Topics to be covered are: Wisdom Elements, Queen Esther, Word Became Flesh, Suffering Servant, Crucifixion, Fullness of Creation

Suggested Donation: $210 for the series; $180 if registered by 9/25/16 or $35 per session

Facilitators: Kathy McNany, OSB, Mary Jo Piccolo, Beth Taneyhill




A Three Week Series Exploring the Sprituality of the Mary Oliver

Thursday Afternoons, January12,19,26, 2107 1:00-3:00PM

Listen to life through the eyes and ears, mind and heart of the modern mystic and poet, Mary Oliver, as she invites you to experience all of creation with a new consciousness and sacredness. This three week mini-series will enable participants to delve more deeply in to Oliver's work, which she describes as "loving the world." Sessions include time to be with Oliver's poetry and ponder its meaning and challenge for us today.

Facilitators: Greg Cochran and Kathy McNany, OSB

Cost: $90 for series, $35 per session

Co-sponsored by Benedictine Sisters of Baltimore and Well for the Journey. www.wellforthejourney Please make checks payable to Well for the Journey.



A Morning of Quiet Prayer and Reflection on Scripture

Tuesday March 7, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

A quiet morning for prayer and reflection on Scripture using an ancient monastic form of sacred reading, enhanced with music and art.

*Optional: Brown Bag your lunch and we will provide coffee, tea, water!

Suggested Donation: $35. Space is limited. For registration call the Monastery @ 410-821-5792 or email kmcnany@emmanuelosb.org Co-Sponsored with Well for the Journey. www.wellforthejourney.org Please make checks payable to Benedictine Sisters.

Full brochures for above programs are available upon request by calling the Monastery at 410-821-5792 or e-mailing S. Kathy McNany at kmcnany@emmanuelosb.org