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Benedictine Conversations

Due to the covid-19 pandemic and the need to ensure the safety of all, we are unable to gather for our usual Benedictine Days series in person at St. Scholastica Monastery. Instead, we invite you to our new, interactive, monthly Zoom gatherings entitled Benedictine Conversations. Each month will feature a guest who will help us explore the Benedictine legacy in our world today!

Presenting our May Benedictine Conversation,


"The Gift of Gabe: Seeing as God Sees"


with Dawn Carrillo and Barbara Sutton


Tuesday, May 25, 2021
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Dawn and Gabe
Dawn and Gabe

In our last Benedictine Conversation this spring, please join us as we explore the story of Dawn Carrillo, our Director of the Center for Spirituality and Enrichment at St. Scholastica Monastery in Duluth, MN, and her son, Gabe, a lovely 18 year-old who happens to have Down syndrome. Gabe radiates love for life and daily teaches Dawn new ways of seeing herself, others, and all of Creation. How do Benedict’s teachings guide us through a life lived with and for the other? Step into a different understanding of the world with us in this Benedictine Conversation, and encounter the gift of Gabe.

Dawn Carrillo, DMin is the current director for the Center for Spirituality and Enrichment at St. Scholastica Monastery. Her passion lies in the area of creating opportunities for others to awaken to the wonder and beauty of life in God and all of Creation.



Barbara Sutton will be conversing with Dawn in this program.  Barbara teaches at Saint John’s School of Theology and Seminary, Collegeville, MN preparing people for ministry in the church, at the margin and in health care. She has worked extensively with curriculum development for The Saint John’s Bible.  Barbara lives in Sauk Rapids on the banks of the Mississippi River where she finds beauty in all the seasons, most especially the summer when she can tend her garden.

 **There is no fee for Benedictine Conversations, but gifts to support the Center for Spirituality and Enrichment (a ministry of the Sisters of St. Scholastica) are gratefully accepted.

"One Mission, Two Locations"

St. Scholastica Monastery
1001 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811


McCabe Renewal Center
2125 Abbotsford Avenue
Duluth, MN 55803