ECCSR Immersion

Car McGinley Leave a Comment

Immersion experiences for the Ecumenical Center for Clergy Spiritual Renewal (ECCSR) The cohort of 19 clergy will live and learn together from June 21 – July 1, 2019 and from January 24-29, 2020. The program includes participation in the rhythms of the Monastery’s prayers, as well as group time for learning and sharing how to experience renewal for their service to congregations.   To learn more, visit: https://benedictinewomen.org/eccsr/eccsr-program/        

Finding the presence of goodness

Lynne Smith, OSB Living in Community Leave a Comment

In our morning chapter meetings we are reading an article by Demetrius Dumm, OSB, “On Religious Community.” It was published in Benedictines, in 1976. Dumm was a Scripture scholar from St. Vincent’s Archabbey in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. He was steeped in the Benedictine way of life. The quote below caught my attention this week.  “In those large areas of human experience that can be described as ambiguous, the believer will assume the presence of goodness. This assumption allows the latent goodness to appear and the situation can be ‘redeemed.’” (p. 75) So much of what we hear about in the news …

ECCSR Immersion

Car McGinley Leave a Comment

Immersion experiences for the Ecumenical Center for Clergy Spiritual Renewal (ECCSR) The cohort of 19 clergy will live and learn together from June 21 – July 1, 2019 and again from January 24-29, 2020. The program includes participation in the rhythms of the Monastery’s prayers, as well as group time for learning and sharing how to experience renewal for their service to congregations. Apply by April 1, 2019.   To learn more, visit: https://benedictinewomen.org/eccsr/eccsr-program/   To apply, visit: https://benedictinewomen.org/eccsr/eccsr-program-application/  

Co-directors for new Ecumenical Center for Clergy Spiritual Renewal arrive!

Pamela Johnson Benedictine Bridge, ECCSR Leave a Comment

On January 10, 2019 the co-directors for the new Ecumenical Center for Clergy Spiritual Renewal (ECCSR) arrived at Holy Wisdom Monastery and began their work! The ECCSR is the newest expression of the monastery’s ecumenical ministry weaving prayer, hospitality, justice, and care for the earth into a shared way of life. The co-directors arrival culminates the work of more than 16 volunteers, many of them oblates, who served on the Lilly Foundation Inc. grant writing team and the search team to find the co-directors. The new co-directors are Reverend Jerry Buss and Reverend Nancy Enderle. Jerry Buss is an ordained Evangelical …

Beginning another chapter

Lynne Smith, OSB Living in Community Leave a Comment

On January 10, 2019, we welcomed the Rev. Nancy Enderle and the Rev. Jerry Buss, the co-directors of the Ecumenical Center for Clergy Spiritual Renewal to the coworkers at the monastery. Joanne remarked to me: “This begins another chapter.” Her comment set me thinking about the chapters in our community’s story. The sisters’ community has authored many chapters in its life. They are a testimony to the sisters hearing and responding to the needs around them. If I were to write a summary of the chapters, it might go like this. Chapter 1 – Hospital When the Sisters of Saint …