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LEADERSHIP & THE RULE OF BENEDICT: Conversatio
Friday, September 20 - Sunday, September 22, 2019
The monastic vows of Stability and Obedience are deeply integrated into who a monk is by his or her vow of Conversatio, or "constant conversion." Stability means to be fully present to the reality of what is; obedience means to respond authentically to that reality. Conversatio means moving from individual acts of stability and obedience to being stable and obedient.
This retreat will use the film Romero, which tells the story of St. Oscar Romero when he was the archbishop of El Salvador and was martyred because he was the voice for the powerless. St. Oscar's life is one of constant development and personal transformation as he seeks to be an instrument of God's will for the good of the Salvadoran people. We will use his life to reflect on our own journeys of development and transformation as servant-leaders.
Dr. Mike Carey is an oblate of Valyermo. He is an Associate Professor of Organizational Leadership at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. He has taught leadership studies at the graduate level for 33 years at Gonzaga and works to ensure that Gonzaga's graduate leadership programs follow in the tradition of Jesuit education that stretches back to St. Ignatius of Loyola. But his first love is St. Benedict and the community of St. Andrew's Abbey, which he has been connected to since 1971.