Covid-19 Updates

Wednesday Night Contemplative Sit, online via zoom

5-5:30–time for tech and social connection

5:30-6:30–formal sitting period

(click here for the order of prayer)

6:30-6:45–short teaching

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or use this Meeting ID: 644 263 888


Greetings from Collegeville. May each of you be as well as you can be.

Similar to many other communities, we at EHoP have been attending to local, regional, and national developments regarding the spread of Covid-19 and the related preparations and cautions necessary in order to support the well-being and health of our communities.

The Executive Committee made a number of decisions regarding gatherings at EHoP, which come from a place of solidarity for the vulnerable in our communities and a sense communion among us all. Though we are intentionally slowing down and pruning our activities for the foreseeable future, we remain strong and connected.

Below, see a summary of the decisions regarding upcoming events and gatherings, as well as resources from ECMN. If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out and connect.

In peace,

Christine Luna Munger, Director

Update on events at EHoP

Effective at least through December 31, 2020

  • The House in Collegeville is closed.  Currently, members of the Benedictine Volunteer Corps call the House their home.
  • The Oratory is open to small group gatherings when they are scheduled.  We hope to open up for partial in-person prayer soon.
  • The Weekly Wednesday Evening Sit and Short Teaching are still hosted online (see above).
  • Onsite retreats and rentals through December 31 are cancelled or postponed.
  • Monday and Thursday night weekly contemplative sits in the Twin Cities will resume in outdoors locations and must follow common guidelines for gathering.
  • Monday night Chi Kung in Collegeville also resumes as an outdoor activity (the building will not be open).
  • Board, Committee, and Contemplative Body meetings hosted online at their scheduled times.
  • 2020 Programmed retreats (see our 2020 Retreats page for details about alternative online opportunities)
    • Embodied Spirit–postponed
    • Easter Respite-cancelled
    • Creating a Life–cancelled
    • Soulstice Journey–postponed, with online alternative opportunity in June
    • Kenosis–postponed
    • Exploring the Five Wisdoms–postponed, with online alternative opportunity in August
    • Mindful Paddles was hosted in September in the BWCA, off-site
    • Deepening Our Embrace–postponed, with online alternative opportunity, TBD
    • Contemplation with the Arts–cancelled, with online alternative opportunity in October
    •  The Way of the Heart–postponed, with online alternative opportunity in November,  TBD
    • Songs Like Seeds–postponed, with online alternative opportunity in December, TBD

For resources from ECMN, click here