School for Spirituality
12th September, 6:00 pm to 15th September, 10:00 am£305
How do we live well? In many ways this was the central question explored in Benedictine monasteries: how to practice the art of life in community lived in the presence of God. The monasteries became learning communities – “a school for the Lord’s service” in Benedict’s famous phrase – where the experience of shared work and prayer made possible a “conversion of life” so we could become the people God meant us to be.
In this retreat we’ll draw on these deep wells of Benedictine prayer, thought and experience to explore ways of rooting our lives more fully in God. We’ll explore Benedictine stability, obedience, hospitality, listening and study to discover ways of creating stronger, more loving families and communities, and of experiencing renewal in our inner lives.
Chris Webb is Deputy Warden of Launde Abbey and Diocesan Spirituality Adviser to the Diocese. An Anglican priest and member of a Benedictine new monastic community, he has ministered in a wide variety of contexts: as president of a spiritual formation ministry in the USA, as parish priest in Welsh farming communities and steelworking towns, and even in a church for the homeless. He is the author of two books: The Fire of the Word (2011) and God-Soaked Life (2017).
Early bird price: £285 if booked before 31st July 2019.