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 […]

ICONOGRAPHY WORKSHOP 2022

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

ICONOGRAPHY WORKSHOP THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT Monday, June 27 – Sunday, July 3, 2022 This intensive icon painting workshop will provide an opportunity to experience the process of icon painting. Patricipants will learn traditional iconographic techniques, working with egg tempera on gesso and the Byzantine four-color (tetra chrome) palette. This practical instruction will be […]

BENEDICTINE SPIRITUALITY: St. Benedict’s Teaching on Humility 2022

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

This retreat is for oblates and those interested in Benedictine monastic spirituality. This year's focus will be on the virtue and the practice of humility in one's daily life, utilizing Chapter 7 and other texts of the Holy rule and the monastic tradition. Although Benedict's words and emphases may not strike many as relevant or […]

READING & PRAYING THE SACRED SCRIPTURES 2022

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

In this workshop we will both study the ancient history, and practice together the monastic art of lectio divina, reflecting on its value as a model of spiritual progress.

MYSTICISM OF TEILHARD DE CHARDIN 2022

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

  TRANSFORMATION FOR A NEW CREATION Monday, July 18– Friday, July 22, 2022 This retreat will consider the 5 "circles of mysticism" through which Teilhard de Chardin, French Jesuit and scientist, passed during his years as a stretcher bearer on the French-German front during the First World War. We will consider a few mystical experiences […]

FAITH & THE HUMAN CONDITION 2022

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

Adrienne von Speyr was a Swiss convert to the Catholic faith. She was a medical doctor, a wife, mother, mystic, and author of over sixty books on spirituality and theology. She shared a profound friendship with the famous Hans Urs von Balthasar , who was deeply influenced by Adrienne's spirituality and mystical experiences. As in […]

SUMMER DANCE WORKSHOP: Dancing the New Season of Life 2022

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

SUMMER DANCE WORKSHOP: Dancing the New Season of Life 2022 Only a Few Spaces Left! Thursday, July 28 – Sunday, July 31, 2022 Come and choreograph movements, write poems, sing music and build stories for a 3-part setting, a triptych of your life’s experience: (1) The Memory of Life before it was paused; 2) Reflections […]

HEALING OUR WOUNDS: Forgiveness in the Spiritual Life 2022

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

We give them, we suffer them, our bodies hold on to them for years: Wounds. We can imprison ourselves in them and wither emotionally far too long without the transforming power of forgiveness. It is Divine Love that liberates us from resentment, self-pity and isolation. The love that forgives opens a path to inner freedom. […]

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Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find

knock and the door will open to you.

Matthew 7:7