The American Monastic Newsletter

        Volume 32, Nr. 2, June 2002             Richardton, ND 58652

Inside this issue:

A Relational Skill

ABA Conference Schedule

News Omnibus

Grant Opportunity

Ecumenical Conference

ABA Board Nominees

Book Reviews


AMN Online

ABA Index

ABA Conference ScheduleMonastics and Mentoring: Refounding the Tradition

Thursday, August 8

  • 1:00 Mini-workshop: "Computer Networking in Small Communities"
    (see February 2002 American Monastic Newsletter)
  • 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 the Heart."
    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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