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Exploring Benedictine Spirituality: A Retreat

Exploring Benedictine Spirituality: A Retreat

(Items in italics are undertaken privately as you desire)
 

Tuesday

1:30 - Arrival, Registration, Getting Settled
3:00 - Introduction to the Retreat and to the Monastery “A School for the Service of the Lord”
5:00 - Vespers
6:00 - Supper
6:45 - Conference: “A Flexibly Ordered Spirituality”
8:00 - Compline
 
 

Wednesday

6:00 - Private prayer time
7:00 - Matins
7:45 - Breakfast
8:00 - Lectio Divina
9:00 - Eucharist
10:00 - Conference: “Communally Private, Personal Prayer”
11:00 - Mutual Conversation and Consolation, Study or Free Time for Solitude
12:00 - Diurnum
12:30 - Dinner
1:15 - Conference: “Alone and Together, in Speech and in Silence”
2:15 - Mutual Conversation and Consolation, Study or Free Time for Solitude
5:00 - Vespers
6:00 - Supper
7:00 - Daily Examen and Conversation
8:00 - Compline
 

 

Thursday

6:00 - Private prayer time
7:00 - Matins
8:00 - Lectio Divina
7:45 - Breakfast
9:00 - Eucharist
10:00 - Conference: “Restful Work”
11:00 - Mutual Conversation and Consolation, Study or Free Time for Solitude
12:00 - Diurnum
12:30 - Dinner
1:15 - Conference: “Less is More”
2:15 - Mutual Conversation and Consolation, Study or Free Time for Solitude
5:00 - Vespers
6:00 - Supper
7:00 - Daily Examen and Conversation
8:00 - Compline
 
 

Friday

6:00 - Private prayer time
7:00 - Matins
7:45 - Breakfast
8:00 - Lectio Divina
9:00 - Eucharist
10:00 - Conference: “Cultivating the Spirit’s Fruit in our Desert Gardens”  
11:00 - Mutual Conversation and Consolation, Study or Free Time for Solitude
12:00 - Diurnum
12:30 - Dinner
1:15 - Conference: “Cloistered for the Sake of the World” and Concluding Conversation
3:00 - Departure
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