June 7-9, 2016
I will be giving a three-day retreat called “Prayer For Those Who Have Been Praying For Awhile” to the religious education leaders of the Diocese of Orange, California. The retreat will take place at Old Mission San Luis Rey in Oceanside.
October 21-22, 2016
Father Cyprian Consiglio
I will be co-leading, with Michael Mullard, Fr. Cyprian Consiglio, and Fr. Robert Hale, the second oblate peer mentor formation retreat at New Camaldoli Hermitage, Big Sur, California.
November 18-20, 2016
I will be co-leading, with Brother Bede, a three-day retreat entitled “Benedictine Mindfulness” at New Camaldoli Hermitage, Big Sur, California.
January 14, 2017
As part of the new oblate peer mentor program at New Camaldoli Hermitage, Fr. Stephen Coffey and I will be leading the first of three monthly formation retreats for Camaldolese oblates, whether in the postulant stage or beyond. Our first topic is the Camaldolese charism, also known as the “Three-Fold Good.” Retreatants are urged to bring with them a copy of The Privilege of Love and the Rule of St. Benedict. These day-long retreats will be held at the Monastery of the Risen Christ in San Luis Obispo, California. Please RSVP to me at this website if you are a postulant or an oblate and are interested in coming.
February 11, 2017
I will be co-leading with Fr. Stephen Coffey the second of three oblate formation retreats at the Monastery of the Risen Christ in San Luis Obispo, California. The topic for the day is “Meditation.” Please RSVP to me at this website if you are an oblate or postulant who is interested in coming.
February 17-19, 2017
I will be leading the annual three-day Trinity Methodist women’s retreat at St. Francis Retreat Center in San Juan Bautista, California. The program title is “The Journey of Prayer.”
February 24-25, 2017
I will be at the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress in Anaheim and available to sign books and chat in the Exhibit Hall if you email me in advance at this website.
March 9, 2017
I will be giving a half-day retreat for the Women’s Connection at Holy Family Parish at 1527 Fremont Ave, South Pasadena, California. The title of the retreat is “Embracing the Opportunity of Lent.” For more information call DRE Frank Ponnet at (626) 799-8908.
March 18, 2017
I will be co-leading with Fr. Stephen Coffey the third of three oblate formation retreats at the Monastery of the Risen Christ in San Luis Obispo, California. The topic for the day is “Work.” Please RSVP to me at this website if you are an oblate or postulant who is interested in coming.
June 22-24, 2017
Time of lecture TBA
I will be giving a one-hour talk called “Lectio and Literature: How an Ancient Monastic Practice Can Revitalize Our Ability to Read Great Literature” at the “Trying to Say God” Catholic literary imagination conference at Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.