Days of Reflection Retreats at St. Gregory's Abbey
September 21, 2019
"From Monologue to Dialogue in Prayer"
Presenter: Fr. Boniface Copelin, O.S.B.
We all learn to pray by saying prayers. We then move to talking to God. But, just as our human relationships are based upon listening and responding, so also our prayers can be a loving conversation with God.
Fr. Boniface has been a professed member of St. Gregory's since 2001. He has degrees in Philosophy, Zoology and Theology from St. Anselm College, Ohio State University, and Sant' Anselmo respectively. He currently serves the community as Prior, Formation Director, and Vocation Director.
October 19, 2019
"Reading and Praying the Bible"
Presenter Fr. Charles Buckley, O.S.B.
Have you ever wondered about the history of the Bible? How did we get it? How has it been translated and interpreted? Fr. Charles will help us understand this history, as well as teach us more about the Bible as the Word of God and ways to pray using the Bible.
Fr. Charles made monastic profession on August 15, 1966, and was ordained to the priesthood on June 20, 1970. He holds a doctorate in Mathematics Education from Columbia University. He serves as assistant vocation director for St. Gregory's Abbey and professor of mathematics, for 41 years.
November 16, 2019
"Being Benedictine: Practical Holiness for Everyone"
Presenter: Abbot Lawrence Stasyszen, O.S.B.
The wisdom of St. Benedict has stood the test of time as a proven guide to holiness. It is finding greater appeal than ever in the 21st century. This Day of Reflection will offer a basic overview of the Rule of St. Benedict and present ways to apply what this 6th-century saint called his “little rule for beginners.”
Abbot Lawrence made monastic profession on July 11, 1985. He was ordained to the priesthood on August 6, 1994. He holds a doctorate in Sacred Theology with an emphasis on Monastic Studies from Pontifical Athenaeum of St. Anselm, the Benedictine University in Rome. He was elected as the tenth Abbot of St. Gregory's Abbey on January 6, 2006.