The American Benedictine Academy

Convention 2004

Program

Monastic Culture:
Revitalizing the Life of
the Mind and the Spirit

Proceedings

 

College of Saint Benedict

Hosted by
Saint Benedict's Monastery
St. Joseph, Minnesota

 

Thursday, August 12

9:00 a.m. (until 5:00 p.m.) - Registration: Haehn Campus Center - Alumnae Hall

Snacks served here all afternoon.

1:30 p.m. - Optional Pre-Convention Workshop sponsored by the Benedictine Information Technology Section of the Academy - Haehn Campus Center: Murray Hall 001

3:30 p.m. - Section Meetings - Haehn Campus Center

5:00 p.m. - Vespers - Haehn Campus Center

6:00 p.m. - Dinner - McGlynn's Cafe

7:30 p.m. - Session 1: Kathleen Norris OblSB and Benet Tvedten OSB: "Stories" - Alumnae Hall

Social follows - Opening of the Exhibition of Monastics' Art sponsored by the Visual Arts Section of the Academy.  The Exhibition will be accessible to participants and campus guests throughout the convention

 

Friday, August 13

7:00 a.m. - Breakfast - McGlynn's Cafe

8:30 a.m. - Morning Prayer - Haehn Campus Center

9:00 a.m. - Session 2: Shawn Carruth OSB and Terrence Kardong OSB: "Maintaining the Benedictine Tradition of Scholarship and the Love of Learning" - Alumnae Hall

11:00 a.m. - Eucharist - Haehn Campus Center

12:00 NOON - Lunch - McGlynn's Cafe

12:45 p.m. - Transports to Collegeville: HMML, Saint John's Bible, Liturgical Press, SJU Bookstore, Abbey bread

3:00 p.m. - Session 3: Rene McGraw OSB and Anne McCarthy OSB: "The Charism of Benedictine Peace: Past and Present"
- Alumnae Hall

5:00 p.m. - Vespers - Haehn Campus Center

5:45 p.m. - Picnic Supper at Saint Benedict's Monastery / Tours available until 8 p.m.

 

Saturday, August 14

7:00 a.m. - Breakfast - McGlynn's Cafe

8:30 a.m. - Morning Prayer - Haehn Campus Center

9:00 a.m. - Session 4: Michael Komechak OSB: "Five Challenges to Monastic Architecture in the 21st Century" - Alumnae Hall

11:00 a.m. - Eucharist - Haehn Campus Center

12:00 p.m. - Lunch - McGlynn's Cafe

1:45 p.m. - Session 5: Irene Nowell OSB: "Scripture, the Basis of Benedictine Spirituality" - Alumnae Hall

3:15 p.m. - ABA Membership Meeting: Elections, Reports - Haehn Campus Center

5:00 p.m. - Vigil of the Assumption - Oratory, Saint Benedict's Monastery

5:30 p.m. - ABA Social -- Gathering Place, Saint Benedict's Monastery

6:00 p.m. - ABA Convention Banquet -- Refectory, Saint Benedict's Monastery

 

Sunday, August 15 * Assumption BVM - Solemnity

7:00 a.m. - Breakfast - McGlynn's Cafe

8:15 a.m. - Morning Praise and Session 6: Patrick Henry PhD and William Skudlarek OSB: "Meeting, Practice, and Memory: What Monastic Interreligious Dialogue Contributes to Monastic Culture" - Alumnae Hall

9:30 a.m. - Presidential Address: Richard Oliver OSB - Alumnae Hall

10:30 a.m. - Solemnity of the Assumption, Community Liturgy, closing event and commissioning of new ABA Board - Sacred Heart Chapel

12:15 p.m. - Lunch and Departures - College dining rooms

1:15 p.m. - Meeting of New ABA Board - Saint Benedict's Monastery

 

Pre-Convention MINI-WORKSHOP:
"Computer Policies and Customs in Monasteries"

Murray Hall 001

Thursday, 12 August, 1:30 - 3 p.m. Open to registered convention participants at no extra charge. The workshop is in some ways an updating of the Benedictine Internet Commission's final report of 1998. Presenters: Brother Doug Mullin OSB EdD, Brother Richard Oliver OSB MA, Father Roman Paur OSB PhD.

Proceedings

ABA | AMN

 

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