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American Benedictine Academy
Convention 2008

Monastic Spirituality: Expanding Merton's Vision

August 7-10

Program Schedule

Mount Marty College
Yankton, South Dakota

Hosted by
Sacred Heart Monastery

Thomas Merton

Thursday, August 7

1:00-5:00 p.m. Registration Corbey lounge
5:30 p.m. Supper Roncalli Dining Room
6:45 p.m. Evening Prayer Roncalli South Dining Room
7:00 p.m. Living the Rule Today: Merton's Response to Benedict's Obedience as the Paradox of Freedom
       Presenters: Dewey Weiss Kramer, PhD, OblSB & Victor A. Kramer, PhD, OblSB
Social

Friday, August 8

7:30 a.m. Breakfast Roncalli Dining Room
8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer Roncalli South Dining Room
9:00 a.m. Mystical Union in the Global Community: Thomas Merton’s Radical Interiority
       Presenter: Beverly Lanzetta, PhD
11:00 a.m. Eucharist, Roncalli South Dining Room
Lunch Roncalli Dining Room
2:00 p.m. Eco-Monasticism: Thomas Merton's Vision and Challenge
       Presenter: Kathleen Deignan CND, PhD
4:00 p.m. Section Meetings:
       Archivists Roncalli Upstairs Cyber Cafe
       Researchers Roncalli Meeting Room
       Visual Artists Cyber Cafe
5:00 p.m. Evening Prayer Roncalli South Dining Room
Picnic
7:30 p.m. Options:
       1) A Hidden Wholeness: The Zen Photography of Thomas Merton
             Presenter : Dr Paul M. Pearson, Cyber Cafe
        2) "One," DVD, Roncalli Meeting Room

Saturday, August 9

7:30 a.m. Breakfast Roncalli Dining Room
8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer Roncalli South Dining Room
9:00 a.m. ‘Sharing the Experience of the Divine Light’: Thomas Merton’s Path to Interreligious Understanding
       Presenter: Sidney H. Griffith, S.T.
11:00 a.m. ABA Biennial Business Meeting
11:55 a.m. Noon Prayer Roncalli South Dining Room
Lunch, Roncalli Dining Room
2:00 p.m. Circle Conversations; dialogue with the presenter you choose
       Dewey & Victor A. Kramer, Room # TBA
       Beverly Lanzetta, Room # TBA
       Kathleen Deignan, Room # TBA
       Sidney Griffith, Room # TBA
5:00 p.m. Evening Prayer Roncalli South Dining Room
ABA Banquet, Program with Awards, Roncalli Dining Room

Winning Junior Essay by S. Julie Peak OSB: "Benedictine Motherhouse in Zell: Dreams and Disappointments"

Sunday, August 10

7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast Corbey Lounge
8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer Bishop Marty Chapel
9:00 a.m. Jacquelyn Ernster OSB, Presidential Address Monastery Chapter Room
10:00 a.m. Eucharist (before the final blessing the Installation & Commissioning of new ABA Board)
       Bishop Marty Chapel
Brunch with the monastic community
Departure

The Presenters

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