Adult Education Forum “St. Benedict, Monks and Nuns of the Above!”
presented by Sister Lorane Coffin
June 5: An Introduction to St. Benedict’s Life and Rule
June 12: No Class due to ‘Prior’ Commitment
June 19: Stability and Commitment to Community Life
June 26: 74 Christian Tools and Huge Hospitality
July 3: Praying Like Monks and Nuns
July 10: Benedictines of St. Martin Monastery in South Dakota
Long before the Christian Church split apart, lived a holy man in Italy named Benedict (480-547 ad). He did not ‘invent’ monasteries or monks, but his deep spirituality and keen insight reformed the way in which monks lived in community with one another. By the time the church in England fell away from Rome’s control, monasteries were deeply embedded throughout the countryside. Though nearly all of the monasteries were closed by Henry VIII so that he could plunder their land and riches, the influence of monks and nuns in the history of England and America continues to be felt today. The Episcopal Church has several Benedictine communities of men and women throughout America!
The Rule of St. Benedict is a valuable resource for all Christian living. Rapid City is blessed to have a Benedictine community of religious women who are committed to service, prayer and Christian hospitality. Emmanuel Episcopal Church is honored to welcome Sr. Lorane Coffin for an Adult Education Series titled: St. Benedict, Monks and Nuns of the Above! Please join us to learn more about how nearly 1,500 years later, Benedict’s legacy and lessons guide Christians of all faiths and walks of life.