Monastic Experience Weekends for Young Women

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February 11-14, 2016 
September 1-4, 2016

This is an opportunity to listen deeply for God's voice as you experience the richness of monastic life: silence, the beauty of nature, private and communal prayer, and meditation. Sisters will be available to guide discernment.

The schedule includes participation in the monastic hours of prayer, Eucharist, and m
January 09, 2016 Read More

Following the Monastic Path at Redwoods Monastery

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The following article appeared in the Santa Rosa Diocese publication North Coast Catholic



There is a walking trail on the monastery’s property that winds along the bank of the Mattole River – up and down gentle ravines and through running creeks.  The river bank is fortified by the roots of giant redwoods and the water is crystal clear.  Occasionally we see fish
November 01, 2015 Read More

2015 Monastic Experience Weekend at Redwoods Monastery

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If you are interested in monastic life or want to deepen your life of prayer and you are a woman between the ages of 20 and 40, inquire about Redwoods Monastic Experience Weekend, May 28 -31, 2015.




Here's what others have said about their experience:
To be given the chance to step into the life here. For me it was really valuable to experience for myself how a life
May 15, 2015 Read More

Pointing the Way

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This Easter I ran across an article online that caught my attention. (you can read the whole article here) It was about Lasse Sprang Olsen, a stunt man and self acknowledged atheist, who because of his near brush with death, set on a course to learn how to truly pray.  This search brought him to the cross - literally.  On Good Friday, 2014, he was one of those who participated in the annual cr
April 06, 2015 Read More

Monastic Experience Weekend - Summer 2013

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This summer Redwoods Monastery hosted a weekend geared especially for young women (ages 18-40) who were interested in learning more about monasticism and contemplative prayer. 6 women attended – most in their early twenties. Some were interested in a religious vocation but most came just to experience a deeper level of prayer. This was the second year we hosted this event and we now hope to ma
August 21, 2013 Read More
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