Hospitality: A Vitue Becomes a Way of Life 2017

Friday, 17 February 2017 3:00 PM - Sunday, 19 February 2017 10:00 AM PST

31001 N. Valyermo Road, Valyermo, CA, 93563, United States

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Friday, 17 February 2017 3:00 PM - Sunday, 19 February 2017 10:00 AM PST

If the event is listed as sold out please call us at 661-944-2178 for real time availability and waiting list. Office hours are from 8:30am- 5:00pm (closed for mass & lunch *11:45a.m- 1:30pm) Check in time starts at 3:00pm. Check out time is at 10:00am (exceptions may apply).


Hospitality: A Virtue Becomes a Way of Life  

Friday, February 17 - Sunday, February 19, 2017


Retreat Description: St. Benedict encourages hospitality as a 'sacramental' means of loving and serving Christ himself. The rituals of hospitality in the Rule outline one way of understanding and actively living a spirit of welcome toward the guest, the friend, and the stranger. Such a spirit can become a paradigm for personal presence of God in prayer and deeper communion with others: members of our family, our primary faith community, our co-workers, and with the many others we meet along the way.


Presenter: Father Francis has been a monk of Valyermo since 1967. He earned an MA in Philosophy from Loyola-Marymount University and an MS in Theology from Mt. Angel in Oregon. He was ordained a priest in 1976. He served as the Abbey's abbot for 16 years. His special areas of ministry include spiritual direction, preaching retreats, and working with 12-step recovery groups. In addition to many responsibilities at the Abbey, he now serves as the Director of Oblates.

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