Hospitality

To offer warmth, acceptance, and joy in welcoming others.SJU Move-In Day
"Let all...be received as Christ." R.B. 53

"...serving leads to a greater reward"  R.B. 36.5

Videos

The Benedictine Perspective Through Videography by Br. Simon-Hoa Phan

Being Benedictine Across Generations by Jessie Bazan

Benedictine Wisdom in the Classroom and Beyond by Fr. Rene McGraw

Around the World with Saint Benedict by Robert Bell

One Hundred Miles of Harmony by Fr. William Skudlarek & Ajahn Jotipalo

How Hospitality Makes Life Better and Easier by Kathleen Norris

Not Just Talking About the Weather by Fr. William Skudlarek

Hospitality: Making Room Inside Ourselves for Another Person
by Sr. Cecelia Prokosch

Musings on Monastic Mergers by Sr. Michaela Hedican

Texts

Rule of Benedict, Chapter 53

Radical Hospitality by Lonni Collins Pratt & Fr. Daniel Homan (available in Quad 241 & Clemens Library)

Benedictine Living: Reflections for Prayer and Meditation, Ch. 9 by Kate Ritger (available in Quad 241 & Clemens Library)

The Rule of Benedict: A Spirituality for the 21st Century by Joan Chittister, Ch. 53 (available in Quad 241 & Alcuin Library)

Reflections/Exercises

St. Benedict's Toolbox by Jane Tomaine, page 156-168

  • Tool #1: Bringing Hospitality to Life
  • Tool #2: Becoming an Instrument of God's Peace
  • Tool #3: Hospitality and Listening
  • Tool #4-Tool #7: More Ways to Put Hospitality into Practice
  • Tool #8: Practicing Forgiveness
  • Tool #9: The Three A's of Hospitality