The 25th annual Monastic Institute at St. John’s is June 27 – July 1. The Monastic Institute fosters reflection and conversation on matters of concern to monastic communities and other intentional communities.
This year’s theme is “Benedictine Spirituality.” Presenters include Kathleen Norris, Sr. Irene Nowell OSB, Dr. Charles Bobertz, Sr. Mara Faulkner OSB, Fr. Raymond Studzinski OSB, Dr. David Brakke, and Sr. Donald Corcoran OSB. All of it looks interesting and weighty. Bobertz is doing his speciality: “Beyond the Liberal versus Conservative Impasse: A Liturgical Reading of Scripture.” And they’ve even included a Jesuit! Fr. John Mossi, SJ is doing “Jesuit and Benedictine Spiritual Direction: Similarities and Differences.”