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 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.
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.
April 26, 2017
Salt and Light Catholic TV, Toronto, Canada
I will be interviewed by Sebastian Gomes for the Canadian Catholic TV station, Salt and Light. The program is called “Subject Matters,” and we will be discussing my book ONE ORDINARY SUNDAY: A MEDITATION ON THE MYSTERY OF THE MASS.
April 27, 2017
Middlebury College, Vermont
I will be speaking on the Middlebury campus on the topic “Welcoming the Stranger.” At 7:30 the same evening, I’ll be speaking to a campus Christian group on the meaning and practice of the spiritual disciplines. For more information, please contact Matthew Dickerson at (802) 443-5460 or email@example.com.
June 20, 2017
Old Mission San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, California
I will be speaking to the parish about the elements of the Mass, including their history and theological meaning, from my book ONE ORDINARY SUNDAY: A MEDITATION ON THE MYSTERY OF THE MASS. Please call Terry Burrows at (805) 781-8220 ext. 15 for more information about the program. Address is 751 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, California.
June 22-24, 2017
10:00-11:00 (Friday, July 23) and 2:15-3:30 (Saturday, July 24)
Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana
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. I’ll also be part of a panel led by Brian Volck called “Rendering the Body.”
July 1, 2017
Monastery of the Risen Christ, San Luis Obispo, California
Fr. Stephen Coffey and I will be leading the second of three formation retreat for Camaldolese oblates (please see January 14 entry above for more details about series). Our topic for this retreat is “Meditation.” Please contact me at this website if you are a postulant or an oblate and want more information or are interested in coming.
November 17-19, 2017 (POSTPONED until November 16-18, 2017 due to road conditions in Big Sur)
7:00 p.m. Friday evening to noon on Sunday
New Camaldoli Hermitage, Big Sur, California
I will be giving a three-day retreat with Brother Bede Healey on lectio divina, or the practice of holy reading, at New Camaldoli Hermitage in Big Sur. For reservation information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.