Hospitality is about offering our hearts. It is being present to another. It does not need a table, food, or particular place. It is taking time and giving intention. Hospitality can be spontaneous and anywhere, on the street, in a store, and on Zoom. While the Guesthouse remains closed in-person, we Brothers are offering a series of online programs to nurture and sustain faith.

Please take a look through each program below and watch for further offerings this winter and beyond.

Any further questions may be directed to guesthouse@ssje.org

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Program Offerings

Praying the Icon of the Nativity

  a multimedia program Join Br. James Koester for an online presentation of praying the Icon of the Nativity. Date: TBD  Enter your contact information below to receive an email closer to the Christmas season with more information.  

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The Gospel Way of Freedom and Love

The Gospel Way of Freedom and Love

Saturday, October 2, 9:00am to 12:00pm EST Many of us spend time and energy seeking the “glittering” things we think will make us happy, only to find that deep joy and peace and love have eluded us. Br. David Vryhof invites us to discover the “freedom of the children of God” (Romans 8:21) that comes…

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Angels in the Architecture

a multimedia project Listen and read along with Br. Jim Woodrum as he follows the angels toward a deeper appreciation of why our church buildings matter and how they can help us to become one with the angels. As you are inspired, share your Angels at #angelsinthearchitecture   Sign up below to receive more information…

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The Art of Discernment in Prayer

“Let me pray about that…”: The Art of Discernment in Prayer   a five part video series  Making decisions is a part of life. Join Br. David Vryhof in exploring the role of prayer in making life choices. How do we discern which of the options before us represents “the will of God” for our lives?…

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Embodied Lament

Embodied Lament

How are you praying amid so much loss? Reflecting on the biblical tradition of lament and attending to the wisdom of our bodies, Br. Luke Ditewig offers simple, expressive movements and creative actions as ways to pray our grief. Further reflection, resources, and optional interaction via online platform Teachable offered each week. Group A: Tuesdays…

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Embodied Prayer – Online

A short program with Br. Luke The platform Teachable will be the central point for materials and resources for this learning series as we’ll get out of our often too-serious and word-filled heads, move, create and see, imagine, and linger with God. At your own pace, I encourage you to move to the next lecture,…

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Come, Pray: Lent 2021

The Prayer I Need This Day After the last year in which churches around the world have been closed and congregations scattered, the SSJE Brothers invite you to “Come, Pray.” Join us in the receiving the daily gift of prayer – at home or wherever you find yourself. Across the weeks of Lent, listen in as…

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Praying with the Gospel of John

This eight-week retreat and course of study will provide an overview of the Gospel of John and introduce participants to its major themes. The Fourth Gospel is at the heart of the “Johannine spirituality” lived by the Brothers of the Society of St John the Evangelist. It is a spirituality of love and intimacy, of…

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