Friday, 20 December 2019 3:00 PM - Sunday, 22 December 2019 10:00 AM PST

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

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Friday, 20 December 2019 3:00 PM - Sunday, 22 December 2019 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 8:30.a.m.- 5:00 p.m. (closed for mass & lunch *11:45 a.m- 1:30 p.m.) Check in time starts at 3:00 p.m. Check out time is at 10:00 a.m (exceptions may apply).



Friday, December 20-Sunday, December 22, 2019


In ancient and modern monastic spirituality the chanting of psalms is believed to have the power of both purifying the soul and enabling the Christian to perceive God's inner purposes ("logoi") embedded within history and creation. In this workshop the monastic tradition of psalmody will be studied and practiced by participants in order to help them appreciate three spiritual levels or uses of the Psalter: first, the psalms as a means of repentance and inner transformation; second, the Psalter as a mirror of one's relationships in the world; and third, the Psalter as a window into heaven. Chants to be studied will include traditional Gregorian antiphons and later hymns by Hildegard of Bingen, as well as modern forms of psalmody chanted at Saint Andrew's Abbey.   


Father Luke Dysinger has been a monk of Valyermo since 1976. He is a priest and a physician who writes and teaches in the fields of mystical theology and biomedical ethics. He earned a Ph.D. at Oxford University and currently teaches at St. John's Seminary in Camarillo, CA as well as online courses.

Saint Andrew's Abbey Retreat House