Spirit Center – Programs

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  • Single Occupancy – $245.00

Thanks to the generosity of our friends and donors, we have scholarship funds available. If you are interested in a retreat and would like scholarship assistance, please call 208-962-2000.

Date & Time Details: Friday, March 25 - Sunday, March 27
Arrive between 1:30 - 5:00 pm.
The first session begins at 7:00 pm.
The final session will conclude before 11:30 am.
Depart at 1:00 pm after midday dinner.

Location: Spirit Center at the Monastery of St. Gertrude

Address: 465 Keuterville Rd. Cottonwood, ID 83522

Marilyn Uhlenkott

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Hearts on Fire: The Medieval Mystics and Their Spirituality

With Sr. Mary Forman, OSB

March 25 - 27, 2022

Hildegard of Bingen, Mechtild of Magdeburg, Gertrude of Helfta, and Julian of Norwich, all monastic women who experienced God as visionaries and/or mystics, serve as powerful teachers for a loving relationship with God. Through an introduction to mysticism and examination of the writings of these mystics, we will reflect on our own relationships with God.


Sr. Mary Forman, OSB
Sister Mary grew up in Boise, Idaho, where she was employed as a pharmacist after graduating from Idaho State University in 1970. Before entering the Monastery in 1973, and afterward, she continued her work as a pharmacist. She also taught release time classes and served in various parishes as a youth minister, pastoral associate, DRE, and as retreat minister at the Monastery. Her interest in monastic studies has guided much of her work, beginning with teaching Latin at the Center for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto. She was a councilor for the Federation of St. Gertrude and the past…
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