2014 Monastic Institute Schedule

 

Imagining the Future: Monastic Life in 2020 | June 29 - July 3, 2014

What is the appeal of monastic life in contemporary society? How does monastic life generate hope within and outside of the cloister walls?  In a world hungering for security and love, the time-tested practices of the monastic tradition bear witness to the reality of God among us.  The call to community offers an alternative to the fluidity, fragmentation, and isolation weighing upon many in our fast-paced global society.  Our speakers bring a wealth of experience and a diversity of perspectives on the importance of monastic life for our times.

 


Sunday, June 29

12:30 - 6 p.m.

Check-in at Mary Hall

5:00 p.m.

Evening Prayer (Abbey Church)

5:45-7 p.m.

Dinner (Refectory)

7:30-8:30 p.m.

Sr. Jeana Visel, OSB, "On Pilgrimage without a Map: The Grace of Now"
(Alumni Lounge)

8:45 p.m.

Social (Great Hall)


Monday, June 30

7:00 a.m.

Morning Prayer (Abbey Church)

9:00 a.m.

Sr. Jeana Visel, "Leaven for a Weary World: Charism at the Service of Communion"
(Alumni Lounge)

Noon

Prayer (Abbey Church) followed by Lunch (Refectory)

2:30 p.m.

Abbot Matthew Leavy, OSB, "The Paschal Mystery as Matrix for Monastic Living" (Alumni Lounge)

5:00 p.m.

Eucharist (Abbey Church)

5:45 p.m.

Dinner (Refectory)

8:45 p.m.

 Evening Prayer (Abbey Church)


Tuesday, July 1

7:00 a.m.

Morning Prayer

9:00 a.m.

Abbot Matthew Leavy, OSB, "The Paschal Mystery as Matrix for the Future of Our Monastic Communities" (Alumni Lounge)

Noon

Prayer (Abbey Church) followed by Lunch (Refectory)

2:30 - 3:45 p.m.

Bonnie Thurston, Ph.D., "A Sign of Contradiction to the Fashionable Idols: The Contemplative's Vision"  (Alumni Lounge)

5:00 p.m.

Eucharist (Abbey Church)

5:45 - 6:45 p.m.

Dinner (Refectory)

8:45 p.m.

Evening Prayer (Abbey Church)


Wednesday, July 2

7:00 a.m.

Morning Prayer

9:00 a.m.

Bonnie Thurston, Ph.D., "A Sign of Contradiction to the Fashionable Idols: The Prophet's Voice" (Alumni Lounge)

Noon

Prayer (Abbey Church) followed by Lunch (Refectory)

2:30 p.m.

Lawrence Cunningham, Ph.D., "Nova et Vetera: Monastic Perspectives From the Lay View (Alumni Lounge)

5:00 p.m.

Eucharist (Abbey Church)

5:45-6:45 p.m.

Dinner (Refectory)

8:45 p.m.

Evening Prayer (Abbey Church)


Thursday, July 3

7:00 a.m.

Morning Prayer

9:00 a.m.

Victor Klimoski, Ph.D., "A Light in the Window: Equipping Disciples in Troubled Times" (Alumni Lounge)

11:00 a.m.

Lunch (Refectory or box-lunch)