2018 Annual Conference

Contemplative Outreach Birmingham

An Inter-denominational Christian Meditative Prayer Community Offering Weekly Meetings Across Alabama, Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshops and 3-Day, 4-Day and 8-Day Intensive Retreats


25th Annual Contemplative Outreach Birmingham Conference
March 3, 2018
St. Hildegard of Bingen: A Woman for Our Times
with Sister Mary McGehee, OSB

Saint Hildegard lived as a Benedictine in Germany as medieval wars diminished
and monastic life began to flourish once again. 
As an aristocrat, she was a correspondent with Emperors and Popes, as well as Abbots and Abbesses up and down the Rhine River valley. 
A visionary, artist, musician, and physician, Hildegard used all these tools in her monastic search for God and God’s will.
Sister Mary will guide us as we explore Hildegard’s life and God’s movement in our own lives.
While the conference will be framed in Centering Prayer, Sister Mary will incorporate music,
art, storytelling, and group sharing into the experience. 
There will be time provided for personal reflection.

Sister Mary McGehee has been a Benedictine Sister at Sacred Heart Monastery in Cullman, Alabama since 1960.
She is presently a retreat and spiritual director at the Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center. 
She also serves on the Initial Formation Team, training new members to the monastery.

Sister Mary has a Masters in theology from St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN,
and has done extended further study in various areas of spirituality.
  She has been an elementary school teacher and principal, done refugee resettlement,
been Director of the Peace and Justice Office in the Diocese of Birmingham,
and served as Coordinator of Contemplative Outreach Birmingham from 1993-2004.

Location: Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church
5514 Double Oak Ln Birmingham, AL 35242
Time: 9-3:30
Registration: $60. (includes lunch) See registration form

Send a check to Deb Baragona
4080 Forest Lakes Rd
Sterritt, AL 35147
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