Volume 32, Nr. 2, June 2002
Richardton, ND 58652
Inside this issue:
ABA Conference Schedule
Thursday, August 8
- 1:00 Mini-workshop: "Computer Networking in Small Communities"
(see February 2002 American
- 3:30 Section Meetings
- 7:30 Mark McGinnis: Elders of the Benedictines Project
Results of some of the thirty interviews of monastics-people who
have mentored-along with artistic renderings of the subjects.
Friday, August 9
- 9:00 Sister Laura Swan, OSB: "Obsculta! Wise Elders and
the Desert Tradition."
A look at the master-disciple relationship in the early monastics, plus
reflections on its effectiveness in community leadership today.
- 2:45 Sister Jacquelyn Ernster, OSB, and Abbot Vincent Bataille, OSB
"Mentoring among Monastics Today: Two Reflections from
Tapping the inter-generational dimension of passing on Benedictine values
by sharing experiences on both sides of the mentoring dynamic.
Saturday, August 10
- 9:00 Dr. Carney Strange: "Transforming the Journey: Mentoring
Lives Through Magic and Myth."
A seasoned educator and longtime Benedictine admirer on fashioning
places where people are called to change, to grow.
- 1:45 Ms. Anita Falkenberg and Fr. Edwin Leahy, OSB: "Mentoring
and Modeling Benedictine Values."
A panel of practitioners and researchers speaking on the fruits
of their labors at secondary and post-secondary levels.
- 3:15 ABA Membership Meeting: Elections, Reports
Sunday, August 11
- 8:45 Sister Rose Mary Rexing, OSB: "Mutual Mentoring:
A New Paradigm of an Old Tradition."
Focuses on challenges to the monastic tradition and its re-founding
in our age, as well as new modes of mutual mentoring in community.
- 10:00 Presidential Address: Sister Rosemary Rader, OSB
- 11:00 Closing Liturgy and Commissioning of New ABA Board
- 12:15 Lunch and departure
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