Expanding the Heart : Monasticism in study and practice

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A one-semester program combining the academic and practical study of monastic theology

FOR WHOM IS this PROGRAM DESIGNED?

The Monastic Institute designed this program for men and women Benedictines, Trappists and Cistercians who have members to be trained as formators and educators in their communities. The program is for those who wish to enlarge their knowledge of monastic history, spirituality, culture, and the Bible, for work in formation and education. Or, it may be particularly suited to those looking for a sabbatical program. Both lecture and discussion formats offer a rich experience of the monastic tradition and spirituality as it can be lived today.

BENEDICTINE PROFESSORS

The instructors hail from different continents and cultures, are experts in theology and trained in Benedictine tradition. In addition to those highlighted below, the program features notables such as Fr. Joel Rippinger, Sr. Manuela Scheiba, Fr. Olivier-Marie Sarr, Fr. Elijah Owens, Br. Thomas Sullivan, and others.

GREGORY POLAN OSB
GREGORY POLAN OSBAbbot Primate of OSB Confederation
Author, lecturer, Bible scholar. Former Abbot of Conception Abbey, USA, for 20 years
MAURITIUS WILDE OSB
MAURITIUS WILDE OSB
Prior of Sant’Anselmo, author, blogger, podcaster. Monk of Muensterschwarzach, Germany, specialist in spiritual theology, expert on Meister Eckhart
DAVID FOSTER OSB
DAVID FOSTER OSB
Author of books on lectio divina and contemplative prayer, philosophy teacher. Runs Holy Listening, a programme on spiritual accompaniment
BERNARD SAWICKI OSB
BERNARD SAWICKI OSB
Musician, theologian, author, lecturer, former Abbot of Tyniec Abbey in Poland, coordinator of Sant’Anselmo Monastic Institute

SUBJECTS of STUDY

  • Rule of Saint Benedict

  • History of Monasticism

  • the Bible

  • the Psalms

  • Liturgy of the Hours

  • Tradition of Monastic Wisdom

  • Lectio Divina

  • Spiritual Accompaniment

EXPERIENCE of PLACE

Benedictine monasticism in the heart of classical Rome

The Monastic Institute at Sant’Anselmo offers formal teaching, practical seminars, the resources of our library, tutorial supervision, as well as the opportunity to get to know Rome, with its archaeological treasures and places contemporary with the origins of Christian and monastic history. In addition, we welcome you to experience the unique common life of our international community: Classes, accommodations, Office of the Hours, Mass and community meals are offered together in our monastic environment on the Aventine Hill.

FOR IN-DEPTH INFORMATION

Please send an email to
istitutomonastico@anselmianum.com

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