Benedictine Wisdom for Dark Times
Saturday, July 11
8am Pacific - 11am Eastern - 4pm Irish
2 hours duration
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We live in a strange time of turmoil, upheaval and change just as the saint Benedict lived in sixth century Italy.
We ask ourselves - what can we do?
His answer to the same question was to devise a Rule, a way of living and being through it all for a small community of monks who shared his passion.
This Rule of St. Benedict, simply 9,000 words, 73 chapters, less than 100 pages has much to say to us as a select community today.
Nóirín, having lived in the male Benedictine monastery of Glenstal Abbey for sixteen years, is deeply passionate and full of hope as to how this Rule can be adhered and listened to today. She will share her intimate personal story on this feast of Benedict, July 11th next, 2020.
Owen and Mícheál were educated for six years in a full-time, boarding school experience of that same monastery, where the ethos of this Rule was the order of the day. They too will have their own conversation with you about the highs and lows of it all.
Benedict outlines 72 instruments of good works and although we will not have time to highlight them all, we will take on board some of these ever ancient, ever new channels of living life to the fullest.
However, there is ONE and only one real sin or felony in this life that can hold us back from achieving our full potential according to Benedict!
Can you name it?
Join us on Saturday to discover what that unspeakable iniquity and debauchery is!
We will look at the famous St. Benedict medal, the great talisman of protection and shelter.
We will particularly pay heed to the very first word of that Rule which is Ausculta - an advice to listen with the ear of the HEART to the God within, the God without in our neighbour and the God of the first Scripture Nature all around us.
This is our very first IMEALL table conversation on Benedictine wisdom and Nóirín particularly wants to welcome you into her home on the edge (Imeall) of the Benedictine monastery where she took up residence in exactly four years ago on this day of July 11th 2016.
So come and celebrate the fourth year housewarming with us and be sure to have a cordial drink in hand to toast the good of it all!