Benedictine Spirituality as a Wisdom Tradition with Cynthia Bourgeault

Nov 23, 2019

Cynthia says: It is said that wisdom is not knowing more, but knowing MORE DEEPLY, knowing with more of your being participating. In this day-long teaching retreat, we will explore the Benedictine monastic tradition not only as a “school for the Lord’s service” (as it’s described in the Rule of St Benedict), but as a “school for growing being.”

Anchored in the daily rhythms of Glastonbury Abbey, a living wellspring of this 1500-year-old tradition, we will explore how the conscious interweaving of prayer and work, word and silence, “alone and together,” gradually call forth that elusive quality known as spiritual maturity or WHOLENESS. We will also explore how this time-honored template for transformation can be adapted to the conditions of our own lives to call forth this same quality of joyous wholeness in a world so deeply imperiled by fragmentation and factionalism.

This day long retreat on Benedictine Spirituality as a Wisdom Tradition is part of Glastonbury Abbey’s Days of Reflection 2019-2020.  Use this link to learn more about the Glastonbury Abbey Institute.

Time: 9:00am to 4:30pm

Suggested Donation: $120, includes lunch.

Registration is required. Please call 781-749-2155 x300 or click here for online registration and event details.