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Monastic Spirituality

Introduction To Monastic Spirituality PS 8355  - 3 hours credit

Taught at St. Gregory’s Abbey, Shawnee, Oklahoma
(Beginning Sunday evening and concluding Friday morning)

An introduction over the course of five days to the theology and spiritual practice of the monastery while exploring the genesis and genius of monastic spirituality and its possible relevance for those living beyond the boundaries of the monastery.

Students will pray with the monastic community throughout the day. Morning sessions are devoted to the theology and spiritual practices of monastic life, and to the question of how that wisdom might apply to our own, non-monastic lives. Afternoon sessions are led by a member of the monastic community focusing on the contemporary shape of Benedictine life and practice. 

Space is limited. Room and board for the week ($300.00) is paid to SMU.

Students interested in the next offering of this course should contact Geneva Hoffman in the Office of Spiritual Formation and Anglican Studies.