We are taking advantage of our pandemic postponement to begin our conversations about Being Benedictine in the 21st Century via Zoom. Every six weeks or so we are inviting all those on our Being Benedictine list to participate in these conversations. On this page we are posting the input section of the gatherings, but not the conversation which follows. If you are interested in joining our conversation, sign up here.

May 1, 2021
Katie Gordon, Nuns & Nones; Monasteries of the Heart
Millennials and the Monastic Impulse

March 20, 2021
Tom Piazza, Researcher and Writer
Reflections on Oblates and Communities
To access the powerpoint, click here.

January 30, 2021
Kathleen Norris, Oblate, Assumption Abbey, Richardton, ND
Reflections on Acedia

December 5, 2020
Oblates Jane Somerton, Debbie McCoy, and Barbara Wodynski, Monastery of St. Gertrude, Cottonwood, ID
Reflections on Moving Forward
To access the powerpoint, click here.

October 17, 2020
Nicole Kunze, OSB, Annunciation Monastery, Bismarck, ND
Reflections on Benedictine Leadership
To access Sister Thomas Welder's videos, click here.

August 29, 2020
Judith Sutera, OSB, Mount St. Scholastica, Atchison, KS
Reflections on the Rule of Benedict today

August 1, 2020
Jerome Kodell, OSB, Abbot Emeritus, Subiaco Abbey, Subiaco, AR
Reflections on Discernment

June 25, 2020
Linda Romey, OSB, Being Benedictine co-chair
Reflections on Community

April 15, 2020
Judith Valente, Oblate, Being Benedictine co-chair
Reflections on Silence