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Upcoming Retreats

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The Sacred Art of Traditional Iconography, February 15-19, 2016, Monday 3:00 pm to Friday 1:30 pm

This retreat is full. Please call 208-962-2000 to add your name to the waiting list.

iconographyRenowned iconographer Fr. Damian returns to guide an exploration of this sacred Christian art form using traditional egg tempera. Materials provided; no experience necessary. Suggested donation: $535.

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Embracing the Artistic Call: A Cohort Program for Exploring the Mystery of the Creative Experience, Initial Week: February 22-26, 2016

creativityA Creative Expressions Cohort

Working together, we will embrace the profound mystery of creative expression, nurture new artistic possibilities and support our individual artistic journeys. The program includes two retreats and guided work at home over a 12-week period. Open to established artists as well as those longing to live a creative life with intention. Suggested donation: $765.

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A Celtic Vision of Church: Faith Lived in Community, March 11-13, 2016, Friday 7:30 pm to Sunday 1:30 pm

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This retreat is full. Please call 208-962-2000 to add your name to the waiting list.

Through the eyes of the Celtic saints and scholars and the landscapes of the ancient sacred places, we will explore and experience a church of believing and belonging where communion and creed are equally emphasized and the practice of faith is deemed more vital than its proclamation. Facilitator: Mary Lonergan, OSF. Suggested donation: $195 single / $145 each shared.

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A Watercolor Journey, March 15-17, 2016, Tuesday 7:30 pm to Thursday 1:30 pm

This retreat is full. Please call 208-962-2000 to add your name to the waiting list.

tree-painting-watercolorSMExplore watercolor tecniques with step-by-step instructions on the use of color and light and capturing mood and emotion. Paint with more confidence and find your own artistic vision while exploring the spiritual aspects of your personal life path. For beginning and intermediate painters. Supplies provided. Facilitator: Pearl Maxner. Suggested donation: $220 single / $170 each shared.

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A Woman’s Call to Spirituality: Emerging Faith in Our Daily Walk, April 8-10, 2016, Friday 7:30 pm to Sunday 1:30 pm

listeningTalitha koum means “Little girl, I say to you, arise!” One of Jesus’ many parables about faith tells of the synagogue official’s daughter who was close to death. (Mk 5:41) We’ll discover emerging faith through scripture, song, poetry, and our own lives. How can faith “come to life” for each of us in our daily walk? Faciliator: Katie Cooper, OSB. Suggested donation: $195 single / $145 each shared.

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Centering Prayer Intensive, April 11-17, 2016, Monday 7:30 pm to Sunday 1:30 pm

Centering-PrayerEnhance your contemplative prayer life through this intensive weeklong retreat in our beautiful space. Expand the fundamentals of your centering prayer practice and deepen your spiritual life in this quiet, transformative setting. Previous centering prayer experience is required. Facilitators: Darlyne Pape and Donna Kreiensieck. Suggested donation: $515.

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Come to the Quiet, June 24 – July 1, 2016, Friday 7:30 pm to Friday 1:30 pm

quietCome away for a silent, individually-directed retreat with optional faith sharing, creative expression, body prayer and ritual. Relax in God’s presence surrounded by natural beauty and supported by a praying community. Suggested donation: $515/week, $220/weekend only. Facilitators: Lillian Englert, OSB, and team.

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DIY Retreats: Make a Retreat from Work or Home

onlineretreatA retreat is always a time to get away from our daily routine and take some special time for ourselves and to spend some time with God and deepening our faith life. Although it is nice to be able to go away for a retreat, this isn’t always possible. The online retreat is designed for people who want to make a retreat but aren’t able to get away. You can make this retreat without leaving your home or office. FREE.

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About Your Retreat

All retreat prices include all meals and lodging.

For directions to Spirit Center visit GETTING HERE. When you arrive please drive up to the Spirit Center door and unload your luggage. We can then direct you to one of our three parking lots in addition to our two handicapped parking spaces next to the Spirit Center building.

Please arrive between the designated check in times for your retreat. If you are not able to arrive between those times, please call us at 208-962-2000 to make special arrangements.

All bedding and towels are provided. You will need to bring only your own toiletries and blow dryer if needed.

Cell phone coverage varies with provider. Most retreatants can get cell phone coverage.

To insure a restful stay, we encourage you not to bring your computers. We do have a computer on the 2nd floor where you can check email if needed.

Spirit Center is a great place to relax and quiet your mind. We do not have televisions in our rooms but we do have libraries available.

Spirit Center is a smoke-free facility and does not have accommodations for personal pets. We do have a covered outside area where guests can go to smoke.

We do not have specific dress codes for guests at the Monastery. The sisters usually dress casually.

There may be other individuals or groups using Spirit Center during your stay. We ask that you maintain the quiet atmosphere. Please step outside of buildings and away from other guests when making cell phone calls.

The emergency contact number for your stay is 208-962-3224, the Monastery of St. Gertrude.

The Monastery of St. Gertrude is located on 150 acres of land. Consider bringing your walking shoes for wandering on our hill during your free time here.

Our Historical Museum is open from 9:30 – 4:30 Tuesday – Saturday. Admittance fee is $6 for adults. This world-class museum preserves the history of our North Central Idaho area and features special collections on Polly Bemis, Winifred Rhoades, and Buckskin Bill.

Our gift shop is located in the Welcome Center at the Historical Museum and features items made here at the Monastery as well as sacramental gifts, books on Benedictine spirituality, and books by sister authors.

Please note our PHOTO POLICY: We take photos of retreats and events for use in promoting our programs at Spirit Center. If you participate in any event, a photo that includes you may be used on the website, in brochures or in flyers.