DESERT WISDOM ON THE SPIRITUAL JOURNEY—ALSO AVAILABLE VIA ZOOM

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

The practical and contemplative wisdom of the Fathers and Mothers of the Desert is part of the spiritual heritage of all Christians.  In this workshop we will focus on their understanding of spiritual progress, particularly the practices and forms of prayer they considered to be the foundation of Christian contemplation.  Workshop participants are encouraged to […]

SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE

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

Our retreat for survivors of suicide loss welcomes anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide. In our time together, we will celebrate the lives of those we have lost to suicide. At the monastery, we will find refuge in a safe place to remember and honor our loved ones and work through our […]

GUERRA ESPIRITUAL (en espanol)

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

En este retiro exploraremos el tema de la guerra espiritual y la importancia de la oración, no sólo para combatir el mal, sino como medio ordinario de nuestra santificación. Presentador:  P. Angelus Echeverry, OSB

“GOD GIVES THE LONELY A HOME TO LIVE IN”: Psalm 68:6

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

Loneliness is a universal human experience.  Everyone feels it some of the time.  Too many experience it most of the time.  Noreena Hertz remarks that the twenty-first century, is the ‘loneliest century’ people throughout the world have ever known.  Loneliness is a much different human experience or feeling than aloneness or solitude, which can be […]

AUTUMN ARTISTS’ RETREAT

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

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 […]

RECIPES OF SAINT ANDREW’S ABBEY: A Cooking Retreat/Workshop

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

Come and spend a week of learning and fun in the monastery kitchen.  This year, be among the first to try out favorite recipes submitted by our monks!  No prior experience necessary, only a desire to serve one another as together we seek to nourish both body and soul. Presenter: Fr. Isaac Kalina, OSB

PRIESTS’ RETREAT: Thriving in the Call of God

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

These days together will explore those elements of our spiritual and ministerial life that bring deep fulfillment and soul satisfaction: prayer, mindfulness, personal presence to others, joy in the celebration of the Eucharist and the Sacraments, and the remembering of all God's good gifts. Presenter: Fr. Francis Benedict, OSB

EXPLORING TEILHARD’S HUMAN PHENOMENON

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

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin’s book The Human Phenomenon developed many of the fundamental scientific concepts of his evolutionary thinking. They provided the foundational ideas for his integration of evolution with Christian theology and spirituality. This retreat will explore connections between Teilhard’s evolutionary scientific ideas and his spirituality and theology. Presenter: Fr. Stephen Coffey, OSB Cam

A RHYTHM OF PRAYER THAT LEADS TO GOD: Contemplative Liturgy in the Early Monastic Tradition

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

The principal sources of contemplative prayer in the early Church were the Scriptures and the sacred liturgy, where the Scriptures are transformed into poetry and song.  In this workshop we will seek to rediscover in liturgical prayer our capacity to both delight in and to reverence the mystery of the God of Love.  Readings from […]

THANKSGIVING AT VALYERMO

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

This non-directed retreat provides time to reflect on all God has given to us and to enjoy the festive celebration of Thanksgiving with the monastic community.

ADVENT RETREAT

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

On this first weekend of Advent, we will offer a potpourri of monastic insights, enabling participants to experience the Advent season as a time rooted in scripture, history, art, music, and liturgy. Presenters: Monks of Valyermo

RETIRO DE ADVIENTO

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

"Adviento significa venida." Es el tiempo en que los cristianos nos preparamos para la venida del Señor. Se dice que el Antiguo Testamento fue el gran tiempo de espera y después de esa espera de muchos siglos, Cristo se manifestó en toda su gloria dándonos la oportunidad de una nueva vida en el Espíritu. En […]

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knock and the door will open to you.

Matthew 7:7