Spirituality Programs

Prayer in the Spirit of Taizé

Known for its beauty, peace and quiet power, Taizé Prayer is practiced throughout the world. Using chants, simple songs, inspirational readings, Scripture, silence and prayer, it offers an opportunity of ever-deepening rest in God's presence.  Come, and find rest for your soul.

Dates and Times: The second Monday of the month (December 11, January 8, February 12, March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11) at 7:00pm    

Location: Ursuline Motherhouse Chapel, 3115 Lexington Road

Cost: Free will offering              

 

 

Sabbath Moments

Sabbath is an ancient tradition of resting from your labor so that you might remember the gifts of God and reconnect with the Ground of your being.  On the second Saturday of the month you are invited to take a break from your normal routine, remember the gifts of God through reflections on a specific theme and reconnect with God via prayer, silence and community.  All are welcome!

Dates, Themes and Facilitators:

  • February 10 - The Psalms facilitated by Sister Carol Curtis, OSU
  • March 10 - The Power of Forgiveness facilitated by Sister Barbara Bir, OSU
  • April 14 -There will be no Sabbath Moments offered in April
  • May12 - The Extraordinary Women in Jesus' Genealogy facilitated by Sister Cabrini Hatley, OSU
  • June 9 - Meeting Paul Again for the Second Time facilitated by Patricia Turner

Time: 10am - 12pm. Bring your lunch and join us afterwards for a time of fellowship. Drinks and desserts provided

Location: New Location: Ursuline Motherhouse, 3115 Lexington Road.  Please enter at the Handicap Entrance at the rear of the building.

Cost: $10

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Compassion's Circle

Be compassionate even as God is compassionate.

-Jesus

Compassion is much more than a message or a current fad, it is a way of life that needs to be nurtured, rejuvenated and affirmed. Compassion's Circle offers the opportunity to meet with like-hearted people who seek to live a compassionate life too.  Each month we will explore different themes around compassion.  You will be invited to share compassion with yourself, others and the world through facilitated contemplative practices such as: guided meditation, arrt work and movement.

Dates and Times: The third Monday of the month (December 18) at 6:30pm

Facilitator: Vanessa Hurst

Location: New Location: Ursuline Motherhouse, 3115 Lexington Road.  Please enter at the Handicap Entrance at the rear of the building.

Suggested Donation: $10

 

Silent Retreat of Awareness

The quieter you become, the more you can hear.

                                                             -Ram Dass

What do you need to hear? Are you seeking direction for your life, the answer to one of life's questions, Loving Presence's assurance? Perhaps you simply need a time out from all that your life demands of you, time to be quiet and hear the wisdom and truth that speaks from the center of your soul. You are invited to come away for a weekend to slow down, be still and listen in an atmosphere soaked in silence, hospitality and prayer. Facilitated contemplative practices (reflection with mandalas, spiritual direction and communal prayer) will be offered throughout the retreat to support your heart's deep desires. All are welcome.

Retreat Team: Sister Rita Dressman, OSU, Sister Helen O'Brien and Ginny Schaeffer

Dates & Times: Friday, February 2, at 7pm to Sunday, February 4, at 3pm

Location: Ursuline Motherhouse: 3115 Lexington Road. Please enter at the rear of the building at the Handicap Access Entrance

Cost: $190

To Register: Due to technical difficulties, online registration is not functioning at this time. To register please email at [email protected] or call 502-896-3945

 

Circle of Healing Retreat for Women Survivors of Sexual Abuse and Harassment

Sexual abuse and harassment, whether experienced in childhood or as an adult, has the power to wound a woman to the core of her essence. Healing is a journey that includes the whole of who you are: your body, mind, heart and spirit. During this retreat you will be invited to continue on your healing journey with other women, sharing stories in a circle of acceptance and compassion and exploring the truth of who you are at the core of your being through guided imagery, ritual, quiet, nonverbal reflection & expression and spiritual companioning.

Dates and Times: Saturday, April 7, at 10am (registration begins at 9:30a) to Sunday, April 8, at 3pm

Facilitators: Joan Zehnder and Ginny Schaeffer

Location: Ursuline Motherhouse, 3115 Lexington Road

Registration Deadline: April 3

Cost: $160

To Register: Due to technical difficulties, online registration is not functioning at this time. To register please email at [email protected] or call 502-896-3945

 

 

The Enneagram

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.

                                                                               -Aristotle  

The Enneagram is an ancient tool of self-discovery and understanding that leads to both wisdom and self-acceptance. This interactive workshop will help you determine your personality type and related characteristics. Learn why you can't stand a mess or why you create them, why you are fearful or why following the rules is so important to you. Your life will change as you look at yourself and your family through the lens of self-knowledge. The Enneagram does not put you in a box; it allows you to get out of it.

Date and Times: Saturday, May 19 from 9am - 12pm. Registration will begin at 8:30am

Facilitator: Sister Judy Rice, OSU

Location: Ursuline Motherhouse, 3115 Lexington Road. Please enter at the Handicap Access entrance at the rear of the building.

Cost: $50

To Register: Due to technical difficulties, online registration is not functioning at this time. To register please email at [email protected] or call 502-896-3945

Registration Deadline: May 15

 

          

A Path to Wholeness via Awareness, Compassion and Gratitude

Wholeness does not mean perfection; it means embracing brokeness as an integral part of life.

                                                                                                                               -Parker Palmer

You are not created to be perfect, as in without flaw or mistakes. You are created to be whole, as in the truest version of yourself. Your life is a journey to this wholeness. There are many ways to become whole and three that have come down to us through the ages are awareness, self-compassion and gratitude. During this reflective workship, you will be invited to learn about and integrate these three practices into your journey of becoming your one, best, true self through teachings, contemplative experiences, poetry and sharing with fellow seekers.

Dates and Times: Wednesdays in June (June 6, 13, 20 & 27) from 7pm - 8:30pm

Facilitator: Ginny Schaeffer

Location: Ursuline Motherhouse, 3115 Lexington Road. Please enter at the Handicap Access entrance at the rear of the building.

Cost: $50

To Register: Due to technical difficulties, online registration is not functioning at this time. To register, please email at [email protected] or call 502-896-3945

Registration Deadline: June 5

 

 

 

Angela's Room

Are you looking for a place to go for silence and prayer that is not far from home, a simple space with no rules except that you come with a desire to pray and that the space is treated with reverence and respect. The Ursuline Sisters are delighted to offer such a space, "a hermitage in the city." This self contained apartment, attaced to the Ursuline Motherhouse, is available and waiting for you. Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

For More Information: Call (502) 896-8993

 

All locations will be at the Ursuline Motherhouse, Louisville, KY, 40206, unless otherwise noted.
Programs may be cancelled due to lack of registrants, weather and other unforseen circustances.
*No one will be turned away due to a lack of funds.

 

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