Week Three of the Monastic Institute

Week Three of the Monastic Institute

The third week of the Monastic Institute followed the same program as the previous two weeks, but with a different speaker. Mother Rebekka Willekes gave a daily talk and covered such topics as desire, the founders of the Cistercian order and Asceticism, the Psalms, Lectio Divina, the Jesus Prayer, and prayer from the heart. Each night, there was a question and answer session with the participants. On Saturday, July 21, Isaac, Joachim, Michelle, and John shared at the Chapter meeting their experiences of the week gone by and of the Institute to date.