Blogging about life at a Benedictine monastery in St. Joseph, Minnesota
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
School of Benedictine Spirituality
good policy for living is “if you are on to something good, share it.” That’s
what we sisters are doing and it even has a name─The
School of Benedictine Spirituality. We know it is a good thing because we are
living it, Benedictine monastic life that is. The values of this spirituality
are so livable–community and hospitality and prayer. Other values like
obedience and humility and stability seem reserved to religious life, but
really when you understand their meaning you see how each fits in anyone’s
life. That learning would be with the course, LIVING BENEDICTINE VALUES.
really this Benedictine way has been around more than 1,500 years; there must
be a secret after all.What do 21st
century women in Stearns county Minnesota have in common with sixth century
Benedict of Nursia, Italy? An insight into that offers an insight to the
longevity of the Benedictine way. The HISTORY AND SPIRITUALITY OF THE
BENEDICTINE TRADITION course introduces us to the secret.
ET LABORA. PRAYER AND WORK. That is the Benedictine motto. It is simple and to
the point. There are many ways to pray and the PRAYER AND WORSHIP IN THE
BENEDICTINE TRADIITON will look at public and sacramental ways of praying while
the course called lectio refers to
the individual and personal way of praying. You come away using words like lectio and Liturgy of the Hours (LOH)
and the Rule freely and with meaning!
you are interested in understanding more about Benedictine spirituality, consider participating in the following course at the
School of Benedictine Spirituality at Saint Benedict’s Monastery in St. Joseph,
Minn. We are now taking
of Benedictine Spirituality: Living Benedictine Values
29-30 and February 20-21 (Two meetings, Friday through Saturday on two
9 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
course, taught by Mary Reuter, OSB, is a prerequisite for all proceeding
courses in the School. Learn about The Rule of Benedict as a guide to
living a committed life that integrates Gospel values such as prayer,
hospitality, community, respect for all creation and beauty. Benedictine
spiritual practices such as Liturgy of the Hours, lectio divina and
spiritual companioning will be introduced. Fee: $150 Sponsorship opportunities
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