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St. Andrew's Abbey Retreat Office
661 944 2178
* Office hours are from 8:30am-5:00pm (closed for mass and lunch 11:45am-1:30pm)
* Check in time starts at 3:00pm. Check out time is 10:00am (exceptions may apply)
EARLY MONASTIC SPIRITUALITY
Friday, May 22-Sunday, May 24, 2020
In this workshop we will explore the growth of monastic spirituality from its beginnings with the fathers and mothers of the desert, through the time of St. Benedict, up to the development of Gregorian Chant. This will provide us with an opportunity to see how early monks and nuns sought to experience God in Sacred Scripture, in interpersonal relationships, and in contemplation of the World to Come. We will look at examples from the rich heritage they have left behind and reflect on how we can make use of these treasures in our own spiritual lives.
Fr. Luke Dysinger has been a monk of Valyermo since 1976. He is a priest and a physician who writes and teaches in the fields of mystical theology and biomedical ethics. He received a D.Phil. in patristics at Oxford University and is professor of church history and moral theology at St. John's Seminary in Camarillo, CA.