Benedictine Monastic Day followed by An Evening concert with Cyprian Consiglio OSB Cam

Universal Call to Contemplation: Body, Soul, Spirit.

Location: St Mary's Priory Abergavenny NP7 5ND
Start Date: 19 October, 2011 at 07:30
Finish Date: 09:30
Leader: Brigid Bowen (View profile)
Cost: £10 full, ?7 concessions

Join St Mary's Monastic Day, a chance to connect with the Benedictine roots of the Priory and experience the rhythm of the Benedictine Way. You can join the day at any point from 7.30 in the morning. After the Monastic Day there will be a concert with Cyprian Consiglio OSB Cam, a Benedictine monk from the Carmaldolese congregation in California. This is a rare opportunity to spend an evening with Cyprian Consiglio OSB Cam. Cyprian will give a talk around the theme Universal Call to Contemplation: Spirit, Body, Soul and perform sacred songs.

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The Monastic Days are one day a month dedicated to the Monastic Rule of St Benedict, and an attempt to focus community life on worship, celebration, meditation and work. This includes the recitation and singing of the daily offices, the celebration of the Eucharist, time to eat together, a time of holy study, Lectio Divina, and an afternoon dedicated to physical work. A wonderful chance to sample the fullness of a praying and working community.

People can join the monastic day at any point in the day

The Monastic Day will take the following pattern:  
7.30am Lauds
9.30am Terce
10am Holy Eucharist
Noon Sext
5pm Vespers

Fr. Cyprian Consiglio is an internationally known musician, writer and teacher. Most of his music and teaching revolves around the Universal Call to Contemplation and Universal Wisdom inspired by the life and teachings of Father Bede Griffiths, an English monk who spent the second half of his life in India helping to establish a Hindu-Christian ashram.

Just as Father Bede and his predecessors sought to be bridges between the world's great religious traditions, Cyprian, through his retreat and teaching work and through his music hopes to foster contemplative experiences through the music, meditation, and the study of sacred texts from many different traditions. Fr. Cyprian is a gifted teacher and accomplished singer/songwriter who has built an integral practice that is aimed at helping us go deeper into a lived spirituality aimed at the whole person: spirit, soul and body.

Dominic Walker, the Bishop of Monmouth, says: "One of the spiritual renewal movements in the church today is often described as the new monasticism where all kinds of people discover that they can draw on the deep riches of the ancient monastic tradition and apply it to their busy lives today. At its heart is the desire to become fully human though entering into a deeper relationship with the divine. Father Cyprian is a hermit monk who has a gift of communicating the power of prayer and silence to people today who are hungry for God. His visit to the UK is an opportunity not to be missed."

7.30pm - 9.30pm An Evening with Cyprian Consiglio, OSB Cam St Marys Priory Wednesday 19th October 2011

Tickets: £10 full price £7 for OAPs, Students and other concessions

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