From Thomas Merton to Teresa of Avila, Hildegard of Bingen to Thomas Keating, monks and nuns have been wise and compassionate guides to the spiritual life. We juggle the many demands of life, from family, to work, to church, and somewhere in the middle of it all, we try to respond to the love of God. Maybe what we all need is to “find the monk within” – discover our inner longing for silence, stillness, prayer and meditation.
Friday, October 14, 2016 7:00-9:00 PM
Saturday, October 15, 2016 9:30 AM-4:00 PM
FRIDAY EVENING: Elements of Monastic Spirituality
This evening will introduce us to some basics of monastic spirituality.
SATURDAY: Gifts of the Cloister
This day-long program will include both presentations on fi nding your inner monk, along with time for silence and prayer.
Carl McColman is a Lay Cistercian – a Catholic layperson under the spiritual guidance of Trappist monks. He is the author of several books on Christian spirituality, including Befriending Silence, The Big Book of Christian Mysticism and Answering the Contemplative Call.