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We are excited to announce our keynote speaker for our fourth annual Symposium on Benedictine Spirituality!  Father Laurence Freeman, OSB will be with us October 9-10, 2015.  Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more information.


On Saturday morning, April 18th, we hosted a workshop on “Praying with Scripture in the Benedictine Tradition” at St. David’s Episcopal Church in Washington, DC.  Although we had to compete with the temptations of absolutely perfect spring weather, we had a very encouraging turnout of nearly 50 people.  Bonnie Thurston, who had been our keynote speaker for the Symposium in November 2014, returned to teach us about lectio divina, the practice of prayerful reading of scripture at the heart of Benedictine spiritual practice for centuries.


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.



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gatherings, and fellow pilgrims. Even if you do not find a group in
your area, you can connect with current leaders and maybe even 
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