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SYMPOSIUM on Benedictine Spirituality: UPDATE

Our Second Annual Symposium on Benedictine Spirituality on November 15-16, 2013 at St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Washington, DC was a great success.  

Bishop Mariann Budde introduced Dr. Phyllis Tickle as our keynote speaker on Friday, lecturing on "Spirituality in the Whirlwind." Saturday morning brought a workshop on what Benedictine Spirituality can bring to our own whirlwinds, led by Sr. Mary Donald Corcoran, Abbot James Wiseman, and the Rev. Robin Dodge.

Recordings of all the talks are now available!  Please share them with those who were unable to attend.

We still have copies available of Dr. Tickle's books: Emergence Christianity ($20) and The Great Emergence ($15).  If you missed purchasing a copy and would like to order one, email


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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