Thursday, July 3, 2008
Anglican Benedictine Spirituality
I had the blessing to go up to Mt. Calvary Monastery and Retreat Center in Santa Barbara for an overnight, individual retreat. It was beautiful, relaxing, sublime and holy. They are Anglican (Episcopal) monks in the the tradition of St. Benedict. The Divine Offices were quite serene, singing chants and hearing scripture read. It was a chance to see and participate in a tradition of Christian spirituality that is deep and ancient yet new and alien to me. It was great.