Friday, August 12, 2011
Back From Retreat!
The Rule of Saint Benedict commands that “All guests who present themselves are to be welcomed as Christ . . .” (Rule of St. Benedict Chapter 53). The monks of the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, Georgia, from where I returned home last night, are still following this rule closely.
The directed retreat which I attended, which was led by Father Tom Francis, Father Gerard, and Brother Michael, was informative and spiritually rewarding. The topic was the ancient monastic practice of Lectio Divina.
Father Tom Francis mans the Abbey Store
I got in some good prayer time as well buying some really great new books and fruitcake, fudge and biscotti.
The new Monastic Heritage Center, which opened earlier this year, is fantastic. Everyone within driving distance of Conyers should certainly go and be enlightened. There is also a spacious new Abbey Store and a snack bar.