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. 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. If you have any questions or need assistance, contact Theresa at 208-962-5065 or email

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

Discernment: Hearts Tuned to God

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pacific Time, Saturday, June 5, via Zoom, with Kathy McFaul

This workshop is an opportunity to reflect on discernment as a way of life, aware of and responding to God’s presence on a daily basis. The contemplative pace of the retreat will include periods of silent prayer and reflection, as well as opportunities for creative expression. There will be an hour break for lunch with optional reflection/integration exercises. Participant maximum is 25.

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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

SoulCollage® with Heather Berndt

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pacific Time, Saturday, April 24, with Heather Berndt 

Is your soul calling you to greater wholeness? Do you desire to express your gifts more fully in the world? SoulCollage® is a creative process that uses image, intuition and imagination to help you access your soul’s deepest wisdom. In this workshop you will learn about the spiritual practice of SoulCollage® from the basics of cardmaking to the fundamentals of interacting with the unique symbolic vocabulary of your soul. Along the way we will explore how the practice of SoulCollage® can help you nurture your inner monk by incorporating the values of Benedictine monasticism. No “artistic” skills needed and people of all faiths are welcome. Anyone can do SoulCollage®!

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DIY Retreats: Make a Retreat from Work or Home


A retreat is always a time to get away from our daily routine and take some special time for ourselves and to spend some time with God and deepening our faith life. Although it is nice to be able to go away for a retreat, this isn’t always possible. The online retreat is designed for people who want to make a retreat but aren’t able to get away. You can make this retreat without leaving your home or office. FREE.

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