St. Gertrude’s L.I.V.E.

St. Gertrude’s L.I.V.E.
(Living in a Virtual Environment)

Online Monastic Studies, Spirituality, and Arts Wherever You Are

Welcome to St. Gertrude’s L.I.V.E. (Living in a Virtual Environment)! These online programs are intended to provide further opportunities for prayer and learning. Some of the programs are free and some have suggested donations. If you would like scholarship support for any of these events, just email Check back frequently as we will continue to add new online events. We look forward to bringing St. Gertrude’s to you, wherever you are.

Times are Pacific.

Monastic Studies and Spirituality

But as we progress in this way of life and in faith, we shall run on the path of God’s commandments, our hearts overflowing with the inexpressible delight of love.”  Rule of Benedict, Prologue vs. 49

Forgiveness Toolbox: A Class in Transformation


Four one-hour Zoom classes with Sister Barbara Jean Glodowski at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time, Tuesdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27

We are told we should forgive, but not taught exactly what it is or how to do it. Yet forgiveness is imperative to our spiritual, mental, and physical health. In this class — through scripture, lectures, and prayer — you will learn what forgiveness is and is not, and how to develop your own “Forgiveness Toolbox” that will empower you in the hurts and challenges of life.

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Monastic Arts

“Every time you begin a good work, you must pray to God to bring it to perfection.” Rule of Benedict, prologue, vs. 4

Meeting the Crowd at the Hearth of the Soul

An Introduction to SoulCollage® facilitated by Susan Ernst on Saturday, September 26, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pacific Time

In this three-hour Zoom class, we will journey to the hearth of our souls and meet some of our different selves. Some of these selves will be very familiar, some will be those we haven’t visited in a long time, and others may be new to us. SoulCollage® is an easy, enjoyable, intuitive collage process for self-discovery and community. Working with found images, arranging them in a manner that makes sense to you, is a relaxing and fun process. Dialoguing with your creations will offer insight and reveal some wisdom you didn’t know you held. Cost: $30

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Postcards from the Edge: Writing Our Way Home

a postcard writer’s retreat during the month of October


Join us for a four-week creative retreat from the comfort of your home.  Each week you’ll receive a packet of hand-assembled/designed materials in your mailbox. (Woohoo, no Zoom!) You’ll write your way home. All materials provided; you only need to open. Say YES to this adventure!

Sliding scale fee: $25-$40, maximum 20 participants

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Nature Art Camp for Kids ~ Project October

A month of weekly mailed art projects with artist Hannah Pomente

This camp introduces elementary school students to a variety of nature-based activities, expanding their understanding in the relationship between art and nature in the height of autumn. In this month-long camp, they will be surprised with a new craft every week, introducing them to projects that work with plants, seeds and a galore of other materials — all while developing their appreciation for God’s creation. Cost: $40

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