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Twin Cities Benedictine Spirituality Group


Twin Cities Benedictine Spirituality Group

For those interested in deeping their spirtuality in the tradition of the wisdom of the Rule of St. Benedict, lectio divina, and daily prayer. Meets the first Sunday of the month (Oct-June) at 4 pm and finishes with Evening Prayer, concluding at 6pm.

Location: St. Mary's Episcopal, St. Paul, MN
Members: 4
Latest Activity: Dec 29, 2015

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Episcopal Benedictine Monasticism in MN 3 Replies

I've been looking for others seriously interested in beginning a contemplative Benedictine Monastery in this diocese. Anybody out there?

Tags: contemplative, Benedictine, monastics, Benedictinism

Started by Kate Maxwell. Last reply by Bjorn Gustafson Jul 14, 2010.

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Comment by Janet Mae Diehl on December 29, 2015 at 2:53pm

I am an Associate of the Community of St. Mary, Episcopal Church,  which is based on the Benedictine ways.  I live at Episcopal Homes, am new to this area of the country, but would be interested in gathering regularly with other Associates, Oblates, and others connected with monastic communities  to pray, discuss & study the Benedictine Rule, other rules, theology, death & dying, etc.  It is now December 29, 2015 - a good time to renew my spiritual rule.  Lets get together.   PAX   Merry Christmas.


Comment by Bjorn Gustafson on November 2, 2010 at 9:47am
This Sunday, 7 Nov from 4-6pm, the Twin Cities Benedictine Spirituality Group will meet at St. Mary's.
The topic for this meeting is Chapter 31 & 32 of the Rule of St. Benedict. These chapters outline the care and use of those tools, property and substance of a community, stating that these tools for life are to be given the same respect and reverence shown to the vessels of the altar. What parallels does this have for us as we consider our stewardship of the gifts and physical blessings we are given? What about our care of creation? Consumerism and waste? Our meeting will begin with study and discussion and conclude with Evening Prayer in the chancel. All are welcome to reflect and pray.
Comment by Bjorn Gustafson on September 25, 2010 at 12:15pm
Our topic for the October meeting will be Chapters 23-30 of the Rule.
These chapters often fall under the one weighty word of "excommunication." However on reading them one discovers that St. Benedict likens those who by their own actions are ex-communicated (outside the communion/community) as those suffering spiritual disease.
Just as St. Paul likens the Christan community to the body where all things work together for common health, Benedict see those members not functioning properly as in need of health and describes how community members and leaders should treat those that cause sin and division.
Please take a chance read these chapters in advance and think about the idea of division and reconciliation.

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