Benedictine Spirituality
Guardians at the Doors: Discerning Hidden Blocks to the Interior Life

May 29-31, 2020

Retreat Description: In the Rule of Saint Benedict, Chapter VII we read “Thus therefore must one beware of evil desires, because death is stationed outside the entrance of delight.  So Scripture gives command saying, ‘Go not after thy fleshly desires.’”  Our soul is a temple with many doors, and we must be aware of which doors to open and which ones to close.  This retreat is designed to help you discern what is blocking you from entering more deeply into the interior of your heart where God dwells in peace.

Retreat Master: Father Basil Burns, O.S.B., of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, earned a bachelor of science degree in politics from Louisiana State University, a master of arts degree from LSU in political theory, a master of arts in systematic theology from Notre Dame Seminary, Louisiana, and a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Dallas. A monk since 1997, he was ordained a priest in New Orleans in 2001, and came to Saint Vincent Archabbey in 2019.

Check-in: 3 to 5:30 p.m., Leander Hall. Retreat ends at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Online registration available at this link.

Contact the retreat office with questions.