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Renew your spirit with these offerings from the Norbertine Center

Soup and the Soul: Spring Series. Faith and Paint
Scripture and Human Experience as seen through the paintings of Vincent van Gogh.
A passionate man, first as an evangelical pastor and then as an artist, Van Gogh’s faith - implicit and explicit - is revealed in his art. Ten examples of his “homilies on canvas” will be explored over a simple Lenten lunch.

Date/time: Wednesday, April 1, 11:45 am-12:45 pm.
Presenter: Fr. Tim Shillcox, O. Praem.
Cost: $7.00 per session - includes lunch.

The mystery of the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus stands at the center of our Catholic Christian faith. In the liturgies of the Triduum we make memory of these sacred events and experience the power of this mystery. During our time of retreat we will have the chance to personally enter into the mystery of the dying and rising of Christ and what it means for our own sufferings, dyings and risings.

Date: April 9 – 12
Cost: $210.00

Water Exercises and the Word of God for Women
Join us in the Abbey pool for gentle water exercise, spiritual music and prayer: nourishment for the body, mind and spirit.

Date/Time: Tuesdays, April 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12 from 9-10:00 am (Session III)
Presenter: Barbara Kratz Certified Lifeguard: Jane Berkovitz
Cost: $9.00 per week - includes class and daily use of pool

Coffee and Conversation with Norbertines
Join us for an hour of stimulating conversation and coffee with one of the following Norbertines who will discuss the joys and challenges he has encountered in his vocation. The hour will also include time for your questions regarding personal faith, the church and society today.

Dates/Time: Thursdays, April 30, May 21 from 10:00-11:00 am
Presenters: What (would, could, should) the Church look like in the 21st century - April 30
Abbot Gary Neville, O. Praem. An Abbot’s Perspective - May 21
Cost: No fee

Book Discussion - Please read the book prior to the discussion dates.
Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World by Joanna Weaver
The life of women today is not much different from Mary and Martha in the New Testament. Like Mary, we want to spend time with the Lord, but with today’s busy schedules we are more like Martha. Come and see how we can become both Martha and Mary and spend time with God in today’s world.

Date/time: Thursday, May 14 from 10:30-11:30 am
Facilitator: Jane Berkovitz
Cost: No fee

Abbey Art Tour and Wine Reception
Within St. Norbert Abbey are beautiful works of art and historical artifacts. Join Abbey artists Fr. Stephen Rossey, O. Praem. and Fr. James Neilson, O. Praem. for a tour of rarely seen sacred treasures that reveal both the history of the Abbey Church as well as the history of the Order in De Pere. Objects from the permanent collection of the Abbey, as well as those items kept in the archives, museum, sacristy, and Abbey library will be examined. Afterwards, please join Fr. Rossey and Fr. Neilson for a wine and cheese reception in the Killeen Room. Limited to 15.

Date/time: Tuesday, April 28 at 6:30 pm
Presenters: Fr. James Neilson, O. Praem., Fr. Stephen Rossey, O. Praem.
Cost: $15.00 includes wine and cheese reception

Celebrating Your Life’s Work
Celebrate the feast day of St. Joseph the Worker (May 1) by visiting the National Shrine at the Abbey. Learn about the spiritual dimensions and value of your life’s work by examining strategies for discerning your purpose in life, making changes when needed, generating enthusiasm for work and finding peace and joy in your daily labors. Jim Smits, a licensed social worker, has extensive experience working with individuals, teams and companies on job satisfaction, conflict resolution, career development and transition.

Date/time: Thursday, April 30 from 6:30-8:00 pm
Presenter: Jim Smits, CICSW
Cost: Free will offering

Conversations with Fr. Albin
Tension-free living: a perspective from a wise and thoughtful Father who has studied philosophy in Budapest, and theology in Rome and Washington D.C.

Date/time: Tuesday, May 12 from 10-11:00 am
Presenter: Fr. Albin Veszelovszky, O. Praem.
Cost: No cost

Wednesdays for Women Series II
Mary in Scripture and Tradition
Mary appears in relatively few New Testament texts, yet her theological importance for the Church has continued to evolve. She is seen as the embodiment of Jewish wisdom and the perfect disciple of Jesus. In this month of Mary, join us as we learn more about this woman of great faith.

Dates/times: Wednesday, May 20 from 9:30-10:30 am
Wednesday, May 27 from 6:30-7:30 pm (same program as May 20)
Presenter: Sr. Shawn Madigan, CSJ
Cost: Free will offering

Mary and the Prayer Life of the Church
Scripture provides the basis for familiar Marian prayers. Festivals and hymns about Mary expand her meaning and mission in the life of the Church. Titles of Mary in feasts and litanies complement those of Jesus and lead to Him. This series will open new possibilities for including Mary in one’s prayer life.

Dates/times: Wednesday, May 20 from 6:30-7:30 pm
Wednesday, May 27 from 9:30-10:30 am (same program as May 20)
Presenter: Sr. Judy Miller, CSJ
Cost: Free will offering

Walking a Sacred Path: The Prayer Labyrinth
The labyrinth is an ancient symbol of life’s journey, a path of prayer for all people seeking the divine. It is a tool of integration between mind and body and can be experienced as a personal pilgrimage to our inner center, helping us find new insights and inner peace. Walking the labyrinth helps us to quiet the mind and listen to the longing of the soul. Sr. Donna will begin this experiential evening with information about the labyrinth followed by the actual walking of this meditative path.

Date/time: Thursday, May 21 from 6:00-7:30 pm
Presenter: Sr. Donna Koch, OSF
Cost: Free will offering

Please note...
Pre-registration is appreciated for all programs.

Anyone who wishes to participate in our programs should be able to do so. The Norbertine Center will accept a donation within your means should you be unable to pay the suggested fee.

Prior to all Saturday morning programs, participants are invited to attend 8:30 am liturgy followed by coffee and rolls.

Religion Certification hours are available for most of our programs and retreats. Please call the Norbertine Center for Spirituality for more information or e-mail us at norbertinecenter@yahoo.com.

Norbertine Center for Spirituality
1016 N Broadway
De Pere, WI 54115-2698

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