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LEADERSHIP AND THE RULE: The Wisdom of Community
Friday, August 9 - Sunday, August 11, 2019
St. Benedict developed a written Rule that set up the conditions by which the individual could grown and become an instrument of God's will in the world. This retreat/workshop examines the background and contents of the Rule of Benedict and proposed four key dynamics that may allow twenty-first century people to learn from the wisdom of the sixth-century monks: community, hospitality, humility, and charity.
Fr. Francis Benedict has been a monk of Valyermo since 1967. He earned an MA in Philosophy from Loyola-Marymount University and an MS in Theology from Mt. Angel in Oregon. He was ordained a priest in 1976. He served as the Abbey's abbot for 16 years. His special areas of ministry include spiritual direction, preaching retreats, and working with 12-step recovery groups. In addition to many responsibilities at the Abbey, he now serves as the Director of Oblates.
Dr. Michael Carey is an oblate of Valyermo. He is an Associate Professor of Organizational Leadership at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. He has taught leadership studies at the graduate level for 30 years at Gonazaga and works to ensure that Gonazaga's graduate leadership programs follow in the tradition of Jesuit eudcation that stretches back to St. Ignatius of Loyola. But his first love is St. Benedict and the community of St. Andrew's Abbey, which he has been connected to since 1971.