The Society of St Benedict, a ministry of St Michael’s Church, will hold its annual Advent Retreat on Saturday, December 10. [download retreat flyer].
The meditations for this year’s retreat will be offered by the Very Reverend Edward Hughes, Pastor of St George Orthodox Church in Lawrence, Mass., and Vicar General for the Western Rite Vicariate.
The retreat will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 3 p.m. It will include praying select offices from the Benedictine Breviary, Mass, and quiet time for reading, prayer, confession and reflection. During the course of the retreat, Fr Hughes will offer three meditations. [download the schedule]
In keeping with the Benedictine tradition, this is a silent retreat. This means that, apart from the meditations and the prayer offices, silence will be kept for reading, prayer, and reflection.This retreat, and its companion Lenten retreat, have been offered for several years, and attract persons from several Orthodox and non-Orthodox parishes.
To RSVP or for more information, simply use the contact form below or call the parish office (562.692.6121).
The Society of St. Benedict is a ministry of St Michael’s Church, open to any Christian who desires to meet regularly to pray and live under the guidance of the Rule of St Benedict in their own situation. The primary aim of the Society is to support and encourage oblates of Benedictine monasteries, and so it recommends that each of its members maintain an active relationship as an oblate (or its equivalent) in a regular monastery.