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EXTENDED DEADLINE for The Bishop's Ranch
There is still room for our Benedictine Experience at The Bishop's Ranch! We have extended the deadline to register. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request more information.
A NEW INITIATIVE FROM FRIENDS OF ST. BENEDICT:
The Community of Daily Prayer
Interested in a more serious commitment to Benedictine spirituality and daily prayer? Join the Community of Daily Prayer, a fellowship of Christians committed to praying each day. Attached is a simple outline for CDP for your information. If interested in joining or if you wish more information, email email@example.com.
2012 SYMPOSIUM: Video Recordings
Many of our friends have asked for the video of Sr. Joan's talk at our First Annual Symposium as well as the Roundtable Discussion held the next day. These videos are now available here on the website.
You will note that you may need to turn up your volume to hear the audio. We promise in the future to improve our audio and video services for our programs so that more people can enjoy the benefit of watching them. Enjoy!
We are pleased to announce that you can now make your donations to Friends of St. Benedict using your credit card or debit card AND you can help 'sustain us' by making recurring monthly donations during the year. We find many of our donors like being able to use their debit or credit card to make their donation in twelve monthly payments rather than send one check. And we find that people (hint, hint) can increase their donation this way. If, for example, you usually make a $100 gift once a year, you might consider making a $10/month gift which would increase your donation by $20 and you probably wouldn't even feel it! Hey, for $10 you can't even buy your Starbucks for a week!
We hope you will consider becoming a Sustainer of Friends of St. Benedict to help us continue providing our programs and to increase our support of Benedictines everywhere. Check out the Donation page to get started...
NEW EMAIL ADDRESSES
If you want to reach us, you can now email us through our new benedictfriend email system:
Kurt Aschermann, Executive Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachel Pacheco, Administrator: email@example.com
Betty Swenson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chairman of the Board: email@example.com
RULE OF ST. BENEDICT
The Rule of St. Benedict is a timeless document - in so many ways as fresh and relevant as it was when it was written almost fifteen hundred years ago. Although written for monastics, many of the issues addressed in the Rule can be applied to life in the world outside the monastic community. The qualities which make up a valued life - humility, patience, simplicity, solitude, caring for others, and living in community - concern everyone. These specifics of the Rule, and the framework it provides, have great meaning for people who are seeking to live out their faith in the world today.
The Friends of St. Benedict offers programs and resources to individuals and groups seeking to apply the Rule of St. Benedict to their daily lives: The Benedictine Way, Benedictine Experiences, and the Reading Room.
THE BENEDICTINE WAY
Interested in joining or starting a Benedictine Way group?
Click here to see a listing of current Benedictine cells, groups,
gatherings, and fellow pilgrims. Even if you do not find a group in
your area, you can connect with current leaders and maybe even
explore creating your own gathering.
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Donations are always welcome and greatly appreciated. We accept online donations, as well as online payments for our Benedictine experiences. We also accept your donation made by check or money order.