The American Monastic Newsletter

Volume 40/41, Nr. 2, June 2010                              Richardton, ND 58652

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ABA's "Benedictines and Evangelization"

August 5-8, 2010, Atchison, KS

2010 Registration Form and Information for Art Exhibitors

All readers of this newsletter are invited to attend this summer's biennial meeting of the American Benedictine Academy, hosted by St. Benedict's Abbey and Benedictine College in Atchison, KS. The meeting opens on Thursday, August 5, with registration from 1-5 p.m. and a meeting of the ABA board. At 7:00 p.m., the opening session will feature Father Ezekiel Lotz, OSB, giving a presentation entitled "Quicquid agunt homines: The Benedictine Mission to Post-Modern Culture."

On Friday, August 6, Sister Ephrem Hollermann, OSB, will speak on "Where There Was Need: American Benedictines and Evangelization." The ABA is pleased to have as its afternoon speaker Abbot Primate Notker Wolf. With his experience of monasticism worldwide, he is in a unique position to address the question "How Universal Is the Benedictine Presence Today?"

Later that afternoon, there will be section meetings for participants interested in monastic research, archives, or art. In the evening, there will be an opportunity to experience another dimension of Abbot Primate Notker who is a talented flutist. He and Dr. Ruth Krusemark, Benedictine College music professor and pianist, will provide a concert.

Saturday's program features a panel discussion, "Where We Are Today," with Sister Kevin Hermsen of the Missionary Benedictines in Norfolk, NE, and Sister Susan Doubet, OSB, Erie, PA, of the Alliance for International Monasticism (AIM).

One part of the convention is always devoted to a business meeting of the American Benedictine Academy. This gives members an opportunity to hear about what is happening in the various special interest sections and to conduct other business of the ABA. A very important part of the meeting is the election of new board members, who are profiled later in this issue. The ABA does not conduct elections by mail; only those attending the convention have an opportunity to select the board members. In addition to the board meeting, Saturday afternoon will include opportunities for "Circle Conversations" with the convention speakers: Abbot Primate Notker, Sister Ephrem, and Father Ezekiel.

Other notable features of the convention are the Saturday evening banquet and Sunday's closing Mass, installation of new officers, and a presidential address by the incoming ABA president, Sister Laura Swan of Lacey, WA. An art show featuring the works of monastic artists will be available for viewing throughout the convention as well.

All readers of this newsletter are invited to attend this summer's biennial meeting of the American Benedictine Academy, hosted by St. Benedict's Abbey and Benedictine College in Atchison. Convention attendees will be housed at Benedictine College, and will be able to see the many new and renovated facilities that have been added to the campus over the past few years. Father Meinrad Miller, OSB, has been coordinating the event with the ABA board and the college's events planning staff.


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