Cells

Introduction

Cell groups are reserved for those that have made their Final Oblation in affiliation with Sacred Heart Monastery unless other arrangements have been made. Please contact Carol Olson, Lead Dean, for more information.

Grand Island Cell Group: 2017–2018

brother Lawrence Cell

Leader: Jeanette Nordhues
Meetings: The fourth Monday of the month beginning at 4:30 p.m. in the home of Joan Hopkins, 1611 W. Charles St., Grand Island.

Hastings Cell Group: 2017–2018

Saint Scholastica Cell

Leader: Lee Ostdiek
Meetings: The fourth Saturday of the month beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the library at St. Cecelia’s Health Ministry Building, 415 N. Kansas, Hastings.

Lincoln Cell Groups: 2017–2018

Beginners’ Cell

Leader: Marti Fritzen
Meetings: Monthly on the fourth Sunday at 7:00 p.m., beginning with Vespers in the chapel at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital. Then the group goes to the Platte Room for its gathering.
The Rule of Benedict (RB 73:8) says that the rule is for beginners; we are all beginners and all are welcome to this cell.

Hildegard von Bingen Cell

Leader: Carol Roettmer Brewer
Meetings: Every other Saturday, beginning at 8:00 a.m. with Morning Prayer in the chapel at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital. Following a time for quiet reflection, the members of this cell then gather in Sheridan B for lectio divina and conversation on a topic or the reading. Following this, members may gather in the cafeteria for breakfast and fellowship.
Details: Find out more.

Pax Christi Cell

Leader: Lorene Ludy
Meetings: Monthly on the third Tuesday from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Mary Lu Long’s house, 1615 Brent Blvd., Lincoln.

Preferring Christ Cell

Leaders: Charlotte Liggett
Meetings: Monthly on the fourth Sunday at 7:00 p.m., beginning with Vespers in the chapel at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital.
Readings come from Preferring Christ by Norvene Vest.

Omaha Cell Group: 2017–2018

St. Gertrude Cell

Leader: Phil Kelley
Meetings: Monthly on the fourth Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at the New Cassel Retirement Center. Members take turns serving as facilitators for the cell’s gatherings. This cell will reflect on readings from New Seeds of Contemplation by Thomas Merton.

Cell Group Readings: 2017–2019

Text: New Seeds of Contemplation, Thomas Merton, A New Direction paperback, ISBN 978-0-8112-1724-8.
The cell groups will spend time with this book from the fall of 2017 through the spring of 2019. Here is the guide for readings and reflection.

2017

September
Introduction/Preface/Notes and Chapters 1–2

October
Chapters 3–4

November
Chapters 5–6

December
Chapters 7–9

2018

January
Chapters 10–12

February
Chapters 13–14

March
Chapters 15–16

April
Chapters 17–18

May
Chapters 19–20

September
Chapters 21–23

October
Chapters 24–25

November
Chapters 26–27

December
Chapters 28–29

2019

January
Chapters 30–31

February
Chapters 32–33

March
Chapters 34–35

April
Chapters 36–37

May
Chapters 38–39

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