Contemplative Vision Ministry

The Contemplative Vision Ministry of the Benedictine Spirituality Center in the Pines offers courses and workshops in contemplative practices to foster your individual spiritual journey and to promote contemplative living. Most classes are held at Benet Hill Monastery in the Black Forest.


Contemplative practices facilitate and strengthen our relationship with God. They are an opportunity to invite the divine indwelling into everything we do. Contemplative practices give us the eyes to see and the ears to hear and the courage to live the contemplative life God desires for us.


Contemplative Vision Ministry also serves as a partner with Contemplative Outreach, LTD., a spiritual network of individuals and small faith communities committed to living the contemplative dimension of the gospel in everyday life and to fostering transformation in Christ through the practice of centering prayer. Contemplative Outreach of Colorado

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Advent Retreat ~An Advent Pause: Show Up, Slow Down


If you would like to be less rushed and more spiritually connected….then you are invited to this retreat.

  Advent Retreat
Befriending the Mystics ~ Block 3


Befriending the Mystics is designed to give participants a chance to peek in on the mystical experience of a variety of people throughout history. Each session will include prayer, a presentation on a particular mystic and prayer using Lectio Divina with the mystic’s writings.


  Befriending the Mystics- Block 3
Healing Our Losses ~ Dancing With Grief


If you have ever lost a loved one… lost a job…left home for college…lost a relationship…experience chronic pain or illness became an ‘empty-nester’…..or experienced any kind of loss….You are invited to begin healing.


  Healing Our Losses
First Saturday Centering Prayer

These sessions offer centering prayer in a group. The morning deepens your contemplative practice and broadens your spiritual education with presentations and discussions. All are welcome!


  First Saturday


Wednesday Centering Prayer


Centering prayer is also offered in Colorado Springs at Benedicta’s Mission House on Wednesdays from 9 to 10 am. All are welcome!


Wednesday Centering Prayer