Advent Retreat: "A Romance with God"

Wednesdays: December 6, 13, 20, 2023

10:00 - 11:15 a.m. CT

at St. Scholastica Monastery


via Zoom

Advent is a beautiful time of the year to take a long, loving look at our relationship with God.

This retreat is a wonderful way to begin our reflections.  The retreat will be given in three sessions, each developing themes of Advent that can help us grow in our love relationship with God.

Part One:  December 6, 2023 will focus on Listening and Silence as essential for growth in our love relationship with God.

Part Two:  December 13, 2023 we will develop the art of Waiting and Holy Longing as we grow in our spiritual life.

Part Three:  December 20, 2023 we will ponder and reflect on our Love Affair with God.

Sessions build on one another, so our hope is that you are able to attend all three sessions. If this is not possible, please come to the session(s) that you can!

This retreat will be offered in a hybrid format, available to participants either in-person or by Zoom. For our in-person participants, we will meet at St. Scholastica Monastery each time.

Mary Josephine Torborg, OSB, PhD

Facilitator: Sister Mary Josephine Torborg is a Benedictine Sister of St. Scholastica Monastery in Duluth, MN. She is an Emeritus Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at the College of St. Scholastica where she taught spirituality courses for more than thirty years.   Sister Mary Josephine has a special love for gardening and candle making.

We are offering this Advent retreat with no "set fee"; instead we invite you to make a freewill offering of your choosing to support this program.  Your support enables us to continue offering these sorts of programs and we are so grateful to be able to partner with you in this way!

"One Mission, Two Locations"

St. Scholastica Monastery
1001 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811


McCabe Renewal Center
2125 Abbotsford Avenue
Duluth, MN 55803