4/3/2012 10:51:00 AM Lectio divina with icons retreat set for April 20-21
Catholic News Service photo Mary and the Christ Child are depicted in an icon from the chapel of All Saints Church in Lakeville, Minn.
MOUNT ANGEL — Shalom Prayer Center, a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters, offers "See and Listen with the Ear of Your Heart - Lectio with Icons," an overnight retreat set April 20-21.
Experts in icons call them a form of God's word. One way of praying with icons is similar to Lectio Divina — holy reading of scripture. There will be short teachings and time to pray with various icons in the quiet of Shalom Prayer Center and the Queen of Angels Monastery Chapel. Participants can bring bibles and favorite icons.
Retreat leader is Benedictine Sister Jeanette von Herrmann, a spiritual writer and biblical scholar.
The cost of the retreat, overnight accommodations at Shalom, and three meals is $110. Participants can start the retreat with vespers at 5 p.m. Friday, followed by dinner. The retreat proper begins at 7 p.m. The fee for commuters is $65, including Saturday lunch. The registration deadline is April 18.
To register or learn more, visit www.benedictine-srs.org/shalom, call 503-845-6773, or email email@example.com.