Grounding Retreat



Grounding retreats are helpful for people who are new to contemplative spirituality. But whether you are a beginner or have been on the contemplative path for a long while, this retreat will root your soul more deeply in the ground of being. Experienced contemplatives know that we always remain a beginner in the unfolding path of reality.

Drawing from the Christian contemplative tradition, retreatants explore history, methodology and practice, have the opportunity to debrief experiences of contemplative prayer, and discover implications for daily life and faith.

Grounding retreats give participants the opportunity to detach and rest from hectic and fragmented lives to engage in small doses of solitude, silence and stillness, within a supportive community.

Retreatants leave Grounding retreats more centered and grounded in their identity, with a deeper understanding for how to integrate their inner life of contemplation with their outer life of activity.

Retreatants taste the possibility of living from a place of more wholeness, peace and compassion.

Arrival and Departure Information

The retreat begins Friday with dinner at 6:15pm followed by an opening session. The retreat ends Sunday after lunch. Lunch is served at 12:15pm. Here is our retreat schedule.

The Benedictine Retreat Center in Schuyler, NE is about an hour and a half drive from Omaha. If you are flying in/out of Omaha, you’ll need to schedule your arrival by 3:00pm on Friday and departure for after 3:00pm on Sunday. Retreatants are invited to enjoy a reception at Chris and Phileena Heuertz home Sunday afternoon before you return to your home.

Many retreatants coming in from out of town rent a car. A couple weeks out, we will be in touch regarding transportation options for those who may need a ride. If you are driving and are willing to help carpool, please let us know.

We look forward to sharing sacred space with you.