Leadership and the Rule of Benedict: Obedience 2018

Friday, 21 September 2018 3:00 PM - Sunday, 23 September 2018 10:00 AM PST

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

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Friday, 21 September 2018 3:00 PM - Sunday, 23 September 2018 10:00 AM PST

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Leadership and the Rule of Benedict: Obedience  

Friday, September 21 - Sunday, September 23, 2018


Retreat Description: One of the three vows monks take when entering a monastic community is that of Obedience. The root of the word obedience means "to hear," which makes the first word of the Rule of Benedict all the more key to the monastic journey of obedience: Listen!

This workshop will use the film Entertaining Angels, which tells the story of Dorothy Day, to reflect on the dynamics of obedience in our lives. Participants will learn about monastic obedience in history and at Valyermo, will use the life and actions of Dorothy Day (who was a Benedictine oblate) to illustrate the key concepts of obedience, and will reflect on how this is made real in their own personal and work lives. 


Presenter: Dr. Mike Carey is an oblate of Valyermo. He is an Associate Professor of Organizational Leadership at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. He has taught leadership studies at the graduate level for 30 years at Gonzaga and works to ensure that Gonzaga's graduate leadership programs follow in the tradition of Jesuit education that stretches back to St. Ignatius of Loyola. But his first love is St. Benedict and the community of St. Andrew's Abbey, which he has been connected to since 1971.


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