If the event is listed as sold out please call us at 661-944-2178 for real time availability and waiting list. Office hours are from 8:30am- 5:00pm (closed for mass & lunch *11:45a.m- 1:30pm) Check in time starts at 3:00pm. Check out time is at 10:00am (exceptions may apply).
Friday, May 31-Sunday, June 2, 2019
Beginning with the basic makeup of the human person, many spiritual writers have tried to understand both the positive and negative forces, natural and supernatural, that act upon the individual. This workshop will be geared towards identifying those forces inherent in every person. Participants will be asked to read Bernard of Clairvaux's Steps of Humility and Pride before the workshop.
Father Francis Benedict has been a monk of Valyermo since 1967. He earned an MA in Philosophy from Loyola-Marymount University and an MS in Theology from Mt. Angel in Oregon. He was ordained a priest in 1976. He served as the Abbey's abbot for 16 years. His special areas of ministry include spiritual direction, preaching retreats, and working with 12-step recovery groups. In addition to many responsibilities at the Abbey, he now serves as the Director of Oblates.