Completed Retreats & Programs 2012

St. Benedict’s Toolbox Ministries

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Jan. 8
St. Michael and All Angels’ Episcopal Church on Sanibel Island, Florida
Benedictine Hospitality

Jane will lead the morning Adult Education program.

Jan. 22
Our Lady of Mt. Virgin Roman Catholic Church in Middlesex, NJ

Jane will participate in an Ecumenical Panel in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Jan. –
May 2nd
Benedictine Spiritual Sharing Group, Summit, NJ

Jane will lead a monthly group focusing on spiritual and life practices from The Rule of St. Benedict. The group meets from 1:30 – 4:00 on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Information at

Program –
Six Tuesday
Eves in Lent
Teleconference Program – Sponsored by the Community of Reconciliation, Washington, D.C.
Forming a Rule of Life – A Lenten Journey

Jane will offer six sessions conducted by teleconference focusing on establishing a Rule of Life. Attendees will join a geographic circle by phone. The group will meet on Feb 28, Mar 6, 13, 20, 27 and Apr 10. 7:30pm – 9:00pm

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Program Four Wed. Eves
Starting Feb 28th
Calvary Episcopal Church – Summit New Jersey
The Spirituality of Engagement

Jane will offer four sessions focusing on ways we can engage with each other and with God through the path of Benedictine Spirituality. We will meet on Feb 29, Mar 7, 14 and 21 with a closing Ancient Eucharist on March 28th. For information contact Calvary Church at 908-277-1814.

Mar. 17-18
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church – Dayton, Ohio
Benedictine Spirituality for the Frazzled

Jane will present two sessions on Saturday morning and afternoon. She will lead an Adult Education class on Sunday morning and will preach at both services. For information or to register, contact St. Paul’s at 937-293-3723.

Apr. 14
Contemplative Outreach – Elizabeth, New Jersey
The Holiness of Labor: Benedictine Work and Service

Jane will offer this program at the group’s monthly meeting.

May 4-5
Community of the Worker Sisters of the Holy Spirit
Renewing Our Commitment: Pathways to Covenant Community

Jane will highlight aspects of the Rule of St. Benedict at the community’s 40th anniversary celebration.

May 18-20
The Women’s Ministries of the Episcopal Diocese of West Virginia
Ordinary and Blessed – Experiencing God’s presence in everyday life: A Benedictine Perspective

For additional information contact Marie Hunsaker at

June 29
Daughters of the King Triennial – Indianapolis, Indiana
Prefer Nothing Whatever to Christ: The Benedictine Path of Prayer and Action

Jane will be leading two workshops at this event.

July 8-9
Episcopal Church Women Triennial – Indianapolis, Indiana
Running on the Path, Our Hearts Overflowing with Love

Jane will be leading two workshops about the Benedictine Path of hospitality, community, wholeness in relationships and finding the sacred in the ordinary. These workshops are open to the public.

Aug. 17 -19
Companions of the Holy Cross at Adelynrood, Byfield, MA
Honoring Martha and Mary: Everyday Spirituality for Prayer and Action

At this weekend retreat we’ll explore the profound wisdom and direction for prayer and action through Scripture, spiritual teachers such as St. Benedict and our shared experience. Attendees will explore ways to find a life-giving balance between prayer and action. This event is open to the public. Information at

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Sept. 7
Mount St. Benedict Monastery – Crookston, Minnesota
Conversion of Life and the Baptismal Covenant

Jane will lead the sisters of Mount St. Benedict in an exploration of the Benedictine promise of Conversion of Life and its connections to the Baptismal Covenant.

Sept. 8 & 9
Mount St. Benedict Monastery – Crookston, Minnesota
Topic TBD

Jane will be leading the oblate retreat.

Sept. 15
St. Benedict’s Monastery Oblate Retreat in St. Joseph, Minnesota
Decluttering Our Lives

Jane will present two conferences on the Benedictine path of simplicity.

Sept. 18
St. Paul’s Monastery – St. Paul, Minnesota
Decluttering Our Life For God: The Benedictine Path of Simplicity

Are there days when you’d love to take in the beauty of creation but can’t see around the clutter in front of you? Does your mind ever bounce with worries or with thoughts of unfinished tasks? Join Rev. Dr. Jane Tomaine, Episcopal priest, author and nationally-known retreat leader as she guides you through key points in the Rule of St. Benedict that can help you live more simply and peacefully. This event is open to the public. For further information contact or visit their website at

Sept. 21-23
Holy Wisdom Monastery – Madison, Wisconsin
Everyday Spirituality for the Frazzled

Reconnect with what is truly important to you as you explore with your sisters and brothers in Christ how the Rule of St. Benedict and Benedictine Spirituality can give you tools to meet life’s challenges with grace, joy and hope. The public is welcome to attend this retreat. . For more information see their website at 

Oct. 13
Christ Church– Stroudsburg, PA
Content TBD.

This event is open to the public. Contact details available shortly.

Nov. 3
Church of the Good Shepherd – Scranton, PA
Simplifying Life Benedict’s Way

This event is open to the public. Contact details available shortly.