Reflections on the Norbertine Center for Spirituality
As seen in the Summer/Fall 2016 Norbertine Center for Spirituality program guide
One of the joys in working at the Norbertine Center for Spirituality is our regular conversation with so many of the participants. The sharing is almost always inspiring, sometimes challenging, but most often kind and gracious.
Recently, a few of us had the pleasure of talking with Marcia Kellner, a faithful woman who regularly attends many of our programs. She granted us permission to share a few of her thoughts about the Norbertine Center for Spirituality.
“Throughout the years, the Norbertine Center for Spirituality has enhanced, deepened, and literally transformed my faith. I remain most grateful for its warm and welcoming atmosphere, the quality and variety of programming, as well as the spiritual direction I’ve received there. I have come to the conclusion, at least for me, that there are three primary ways in which the center has touched my life:
- it is both spiritual and sacred in nature, offering places for prayer,
solitude, and contemplation
- it offers knowledge and wisdom, broadening one’s spiritual perspective
- it offers companionship, community, and a commonality of purpose
I previously lived in Europe for years, in the shadow of a number of abbeys. I was always in awe of them and all they represented. To think there is this wonderful Norbertine abbey in close proximity to many of us and within it a Center for Spirituality where all are welcome, no matter one’s age, faith tradition, or stage of one’s spiritual journey … what a gift to this community!”
From inspiring weekend retreats to our new Best Lecture and Breakfast Series, this summer and fall are filled with compelling offerings. We hope you’ll sit back—with pen and program guide in hand—and circle your favorites. We’ll plan to see you here often!
Judy Turba and Tony Pichler