Leisure and the Secular: Relationship Between Faith & Activity 2018

Friday, 1 June 2018 3:00 PM - Sunday, 3 June 2018 10:00 AM PST

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

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Friday, 1 June 2018 3:00 PM - Sunday, 3 June 2018 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).


Leisure and the Secular: Relationship Faith and Activity     

Friday, June 1 - Sunday, June 3, 2018


Retreat Description:  Leisure is looked at in this workshop as both an attitude of mind and as a condition for spiritual growth: it fosters the capacity, if properly used, to grasp the reality and mystery of the world, and our place in the world. Leisure: The Basis of Culture, by Josef Pieper will be the text used for discussions. Participants in the workshop are asked to read, before initial meeting, the first of the two essays in the book, chapter I-V.  


Presenter:  Fr. Aelred Niespolo has been a monk of Valyermo since 2001 and was ordained to the priesthood in 2005.  Having completed the Master of Theology program at Oxford University, he teaches at St. John's Seminary in Camarillo.  He has served the Abbey as editor of the Valyermo Chronicle and as Director of Oblates.


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