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Re-Root : Lectio Retreat

Lectio Pilgrimage to St. John’s 

Friday, July 15, 7:00 PM - Sunday, July 17, 2:00 PM

Your retreat begins at St. Paul’s Monastery with Taize Evening Prayer and an introduction to key texts that have been brilliantly illuminated in the St. John’s Bible. On Saturday you will travel to St. John’s Abbey and continue your meditation on the texts with the original illumination before you. You’ll spend the night at the Abbey Guesthouse and join the monks for Morning Prayer and breakfast before returning to St. Paul for a Eucharist brunch a concluding ritual. 

It is even done in time for you to join Abbey Way in worship!

Retreat is sponsored by St. Paul’s Monastery in Maplewood. St. Paul’s is a branch of St. Benedict’s Monastery in St. Joseph.

Limited to ten participants. Registration deadline June 15 with $50 non-refundable deposit. Total cost: $250

For more information call 651.777.7251

Listening Questions 6.22

Tonight I would like to invite you to hold a couple of questions as we go in to worship together. As I thought about these questions I was struck by how the individual and the communal aspects of them seem to play out in very interdependent ways. So, please consider how they apply to you as an individual, but then broaden how you look at the questions to consider how the individual ramifications may impact the whole.

1) What might it look like if we really counted the cost of FOLLOWING AFTER JESUS? Jesus asked his disciples to leave behind their desires, their will and their very life. What are we to leave behind? (personally and corporately)

2) How does Community show you WHO YOU ARE?
And what do we do about the things we may notice about WHO WE ARE?
(again, both personally and corporately)

And here is the Sr. Joan Chittister quote from the Speaking of Faith podcast:

“The Rule is a lifestyle…Here are your brothers and sisters - live with them, love them all - bring them all to life…we live in community because it is only community that really shows us who we are. WHO WE ARE. What irritates you? What bothers you? What don’t you want to do? Those are exactly the things that you need to work on today.”