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St. Andrew's Abbey Retreat Office
661 944 2178
* Office hours are from 8:30am-5:00pm (closed for mass and lunch 11:45am-1:30pm)
* Check in time starts at 3:00pm. Check out time is 10:00am (exceptions may apply)
THOMAS À KEMPIS AS SPIRITUAL GIUDE
Friday, August 13 - Sunday, August 15, 2021
One of the most enduring an well-known works of late medieval spirituality is The Imitation of Christ by Thomas à Kempis. This retreat will examine the text as a model for our own spiritual lives in the twenty-first century. Thomas' emphasis on interiority and the role of the Holy Eucharist in the spiritual life, in particular, will be analyzed and set up as a model. Further, the Benedictine roots of his spirituality will be addressed.
Rev. Dr. Greg Peters is an oblate of Valyermo, an Associate Professor of Medieval and Spiritual Theology at Biola University, La Mirada, CA and the Servants of Christ Research Professor of Monastic Studies and Ascetical Theology at Nashotah House Theological Seminary in Wisconsin. As an Anglican priest, he serves as Rector of the Anglican Church of the Epiphany, also in La Mirada. He is the author of Reforming the Monastery : Protestant Theologies of the Reli-gious Life, The Story of Monasticism : Retrieving an Ancient Tradition for Contemporary Spirituality and The Monkhood of All Believers : The Monastic Foundation of Christian Spirituality.