TRANSFORMATION FOR A NEW CREATION

Saint Andrew's Abbey 31001 N. Valyermo Road, Valyermo, CA

This retreat will explore the mysticism of two of the 20th century's profound spiritual mentors: the French Jesuit scientist Teilhard de Chardin and the American philosopher and contemplative practitioner Beatrice Brute. Her theology rests on Teilhard's vision. Whereas Teilhard saw the grand cosmic scheme of Christ in evolution, Beatrice developed an understanding of the human […]

EVERYDAY SPIRITUALITY: Living the Ordinary Extraordinarily

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According to Henri Nouwen, "To live in the present, we must believe deeply that what is most important is the here and now" and thus, "we must learn to live each day, each hour, yes, each minute as a new beginning, as a unique opportunity to make everything new." Employing Noun's rich insights into our […]

RETIRO DE CUARESMA EN VIVO Y ZOOM

Saint Andrew's Abbey 31001 N. Valyermo Road, Valyermo, CA

La Cuaresma es el tiempo liturgico de conversion, que la Iglesia marca para prepararnos a la gran fiesta de la Pascua. Es tiempo para arrepentirnos de nuestros pecados y de cambiar algo dentro nosotros para ser mejores y poder vivir mas cerca de Cristo. En la Cuaresma, Cristo nos invita a cambiar de vida. La […]

Sacred Triduum 2022

Saint Andrew's Abbey 31001 N. Valyermo Road, Valyermo, CA

The Sacred Triduum is the holiest time of the liturgical cycle of the Church. You are invited to share the monastic experience of this liturgy beginning on Holy Thursday and concluding on Easter Sunday.  (Since this time is rooted in silence and reflection, we ask that you plan to arrive in sufficient time to be […]

THE WISDOM OF MODERN MONASTICISM

Saint Andrew's Abbey 31001 N. Valyermo Road, Valyermo, CA

In this workshop we will reflect together on several different stands of modern Benedictine spirituality. These will include: liturgical contemplation, exemplified by Abbot Prosper Gueranger and the Solsmes Congregation; and the revival of Benedictine missionary evangelization, begun by Abbot Boniface Wimmer and the American Cassinese Congregations and continued by Belgian Abbot Theodore Neve, Abbot Founder […]

SPRING ARTISTS’ RETREAT 2022

Saint Andrew's Abbey 31001 N. Valyermo Road, Valyermo, CA

This retreat is open to artists at all levels including beginners. Photographers, sculptors and writers are also welcome to come and experience the colors and beauty of the high desert in the setting of the monastery. Escape the stress of daily life while deepening a spiritual vision in your art. (A materials list will be […]

THE REALITY OF THE UNSEEN: Looking at Mysticism & Religious Experience as a Gift of Being Human

Saint Andrew's Abbey 31001 N. Valyermo Road, Valyermo, CA

This retreat will reveal and illumine our inner experience of God in its subtle and its dramatic forms. Being human is acknowledging our dependence on the Unseen, the Transcendent, the Creative Source--God. Made in God's image and likeness, mystics experience this more-than-human knowing and loving that comes from their Creator. Are we all not called […]

PRIESTS’ RETREAT: Walking the Way… 2022

Saint Andrew's Abbey 31001 N. Valyermo Road, Valyermo, CA

PRIESTS' RETREAT: Walking the Way of the Heart Through the Gospel of John... Monday, May 9 – Friday, May 13, 2022 ...Rekindling the mystical dimension of our priestly life and ministry. To aid us on our journey together during these days of retreat we will be reflecting on two works: Drawn into the Mystery of […]

PENTECOST RETREAT 2022- Sold Out

PENTECOST RETREAT- This Event is Sold Out Friday, June 3 – Sunday, June 5, 2022 This preached retreat is for oblates of St. Andrew's Abbey or anyone interested in Benedictine spirituality. The focus for the retreat is the Rule of St. Benedict and the liturgy of Pentecost. 

CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME 2022

CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME Friday, June 10 – Sunday, June 12, 2022 This workshop will center on the issues and implications of ecological and climate change. It will look at the biblical basis for the commision given to us by a loving God that we are to care for the earth, reflecting on the […]

DISCERNMENT IN DAILY LIFE 2022

Saint Andrew's Abbey 31001 N. Valyermo Road, Valyermo, CA

Discernment is an essential theme in the spiritual life. As we progress through our life, we constantly need to make practical decisions within the context of our values. These values are founded on our belief system, our culture, our understanding of and relationship with God. St. Benedict in his Rule is concerned that monks (actually […]

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knock and the door will open to you.

Matthew 7:7