Program on Benedictine tradition July 2-3

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Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand will offer a program, “Monasticism in the 21st Century: A View from the Trenches,” on July 2-3 at Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand, Indiana.
A series of lectures will look at the Benedictine tradition and monastic life as it has evolved in our times. Rules will be formulated for interpretation of the Rule of St. Benedict, and participants will see how the 6th century Rule can be used as a means of renewal in different circumstances. The monastic world will be examined to see how it can serve as a guide to a more creative future.
The presenter will be Father Michael Casey, a Cistercian monk at Tarrawarra Abbey since 1960. He is the author of a dozen books on monastic spirituality.
The program begins on Sunday, July 2, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern time, and runs through Monday, July 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $175 for residency, which includes the program, an overnight stay at Kordes Hall, and two meals. Cost for commuters is $125. Registration is due June 29. For more information, or to register for this program, call 800-880-2777, or 812-367-1411, ext. 2915, or click here.