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St. Andrew's Abbey Retreat Office
661 944 2178
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THOMAS À KEMPIS AS A SPIRITUAL GUIDE
Friday, August 14 - Sunday, August 16, 2020
One of the most enduring and well-known works of late medieval spirituality is The Imitation of Christ by Thomas À Kempis. This retreat will examine the text as a model for our own spiritual lives in the twenty-first century. Thomas' emphasis on interiority and the role of the Holy Eucharist in the spiritual life, in particular, will be analyzed and set up as a model. Further, the Benedictine roots of his spirituality will be addressed.
Rev. Dr. Greg Peters is an oblate of Valyermo, an Associate Professor of Medieval and Spiritual Theology at Biola University, La Mirada, CA and Servants of Christ Research Professor of Monastic Studies and Ascetical at Nashotah House Theological Seminary in Wisconsin . As an Anglican priest, he serves as Rector of the Anglican Church of the Epiphany, also in La Mirada. He is the author of Reforming the Monastery: Protestant Theologies of the Religious Life, The Story of Monasticism: Retrieving an Ancient Tradition for Contemporary Spirituality, and The Monkhood of All Believers: The Monastic Foundation of Christian Spirituality.