August 19-25, 2012
AUGUST WISDOM SCHOOL: BENEDICTINE WISDOM
The August Wisdom School with Cynthia Bourgeault is filled. If you would like to be placed on the waiting list for this retreat, please contact us at [email protected]
Led by Cynthia Bourgeault, joined by Hillary Thimmesch, OSB, a former president of Saint John’s University and Director of the Benedictine Institute, and Ward Bauman.
“On location” at one of the world’s great Benedictine Abbeys, we will study the Rule of St. Benedict as a wisdom template for inner awakening. Embedded within its great rhythm of ora et labora – “prayer and work” – is a vision of a conscious and balanced human being, flowing gracefully between contemplative repose and compassionate action. In our work together, we will explore this template for transformation with a particular emphasis on learning how to adapt it to the circumstances of our own lives. We will also explore why this template has so consistently expressed itself in the great tradition of Christian humanism, with a flourishing of the sacred arts and culture.
Recommended advance reading: The Rule of St. Benedict; Wisdom Distilled from the Daily, Joan Chittister, OSB (more information); The Love of Learning and the Desire for God, Jean LeClerq, OSB.
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