The theme of the conference was "Changing Realities: Living the Monastic Tradition in the 21st Century." The keynote addresses on the theology of aging were given by Father Raymond Studzinski OSB and gerontologist Dr. Beth Mikkelson. These were followed by a panel presentation addressing the material presented by the speakers and the particular observations and questions brought forth by an online survey.
The panel consisted of Prioress Cecilia Dwyer OSB, Prioress Anne Stedman OSB, Prior Tobias Colgan OSB, and Subprior Paul Richards OSB. Group photograph.
The Forum, active for over 15 years, grew out of the sharing of ideas, resources and problems by liturgists attending monastic workshops and meetings of the Benedictine Musicians of the Americas. They realized that their needs were not being adequately met by these events.
Male and female Benedictine and monastic liturgists have, therefore, gathered
in recent years to explore topics ranging from the liturgical year and Liturgy
of the Hours to rituals and blessings in monastic houses.
For more information send an e-mail to the Membership Secretary: DMoorse@csbsju.edu
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