special events
Most programs will continue to be virtual on zoom conferencing, unless otherwise indicated.


2nd Tuesday of the Month

Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9, Dec. 14, 2021; Jan. 11, Feb. 8. March 8, May 10, June 14, 2022
Time: 5:15-6:00 p.m. Vespers by 20 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. PRAY WITH US FROM YOUR HOMES DURING THIS TIME....OR DURING THE DAY AT A TIME CONVENIENT FOR YOU.

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




               CONTINUING PROGAM


      Having the Difficult Conversation                   WILL BEGIN IN THE WINTER/SPRING SESSION

                     DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED


                              1:00-3:00 PM
Everyone knows how difficult it can be to have a conversation about race, politics or current events with others who disagree with you. Yet avoiding these kinds of conversations is contributing to increasing polarization in our families and communities. This program will offer a process of  learning and practicing ways to foster productive, transformative conversations in a faith context, through reflective reading, silence and dialogue.

              We will be focusing on the topic of RACISM.



Suggested Donation:  $25 per session or free will offering



Holy living, living wholly :

Exploring the Rule of Benedict for the 21st Century

Tuesdays, Oct 5, Nov. 16, 2021; March 1, May 3, 2022

                Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM via Zoom

We continue to explore the great 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 use the next 3 books of The Hawk and the Dove Series, by Penelope Wilcock. Centered in the fictional 14th century St. Alban's Abbey, we will let the monks teach us the timeless wisdom of the Rule through their very human struggles of community life with a loving God at its center.  Volumes this year will be: The Hardest Thing to Do; The Hour Before Dawn; Remember Me. All are available on Amazon in digital form and hard copy.

Participants are encouraged to have read the first 3 books: The Hawk and the Dove, Wounds of God and The Long Fall. Some copies are available on loan from the Monastery Library.  Call 40--821-5792 to inquire availability. 


Program will be offered in person and online. Please let us know how you plan to attend. 

Suggested Donation: $35 per session.

Please make checks payable to Emmanuel Monastery.

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

Facilitating Team: Kathy McNany, OSB, Fran Holman, Mari Quint.



The HeART of the Saint John's Bible


Dates: Sept. 30, Nov. 4

       Dec.2, 2021;

       Feb. 10, Mar. 10,

       May 12, 2022

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. Depending on COVID conditions, there may also be a trip to Loyola Universtiy Library to hold a class and work with the Heritage Edition of the St. John's Bible. To enhance our online work again this year, we are blessed to have the assistance of Tim Ternes, Director of Programming for the Saint John's Bible, giving us the ability to project these beautiful and meaninful illuminations.

Suggested Donation: $40 per session

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



Date: December 8, 2021

Time: 10:00 -12:30

An opportunitiy to celebrate this sacred season and experience the Advent message in the quiet of your own heart. The day includes prayer together, contemplative focus, time for one's own personal quiet prayer and reflection and closing sharing. THIS PROGRAM WILL BE OFFERED IN PERSON AND ONLINE VIA ZOOM.  PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE.

Suggested Donation: $40

Registration deadline: November 26, 2021. Registration in writing is required. Please register early...Space limited





A Three Week Series

            Exploring the Sprituality of the Mary Oliver


                      Thursdays, Jan. 6,13, 20


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. Program will be offered online through Zoom.

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.org

Please make checks payable to Well for the Journey.