STABILITAS: That Forgotten Virtue with Cynthia Bourgeault

Aug 3-5, 2018

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In this weekend retreat we will reflect together on that core Benedictine value of STABILITY: the intuition that genuine transformation proceeds more powerfully under conditions of CONFINEMENT (understood as fidelity and voluntary self-limitation) than EXPANSION (understood as keeping all one’s options open). On a planet where “grab all you can” has become a de facto rule of life and in which instability–both ecological and institutional–is rampant, how do engage the power of STABILITAS, that hidden treasure of Benedictine Wisdom, for both personal and collective transformation?

The retreat will feature teaching by Cynthia Bourgeault based on a close reading of selected chapters from the Rule of St Benedict, combined with individual and group meditation and the opportunity to join with the community in the monastic liturgy.