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DECEMBER 2019

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Friday, December 20-Sunday, December 22, 2019


Presenter: Fr. Luke Dysinger, OSB
Room, board, and tuition: $275 single; $220 each shared

Fr. Luke Dysinger has been a monk of Valyermo since 1976. He is a priest and a physician who writes and teaches in the fields of mystical theology and biomedical ethics. He earned a Ph.D. at Oxford University and currently teaches at St. John's Seminary in Camarillo, CA as will as online courses.


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CHRISTMAS AT VALYERMO
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On the Solemnity of Christmas we first contemplate the mystery of the Word becoming Flesh. The liturgical celebration at the Abbey starts with First Vespers on Christmas Eve and ends with Night Prayer on Christmas Day.

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NEW YEAR RETREAT: "Behold, I make all things new!" (Rev. 21:5)
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In this New Year's workshop we will ponder images and texts from the Christian East and West that depict our inner renewal in Christ. First is the Eastern icon of the Anastasis or resurrection; second is Dante's depiction of transformation in the end of the "Purgatorio" and the "Paradiso" of his Divine Comedy; third is St. Gregory the Great's model of contemplation and renewal at the end of the Life of Benedict. Handouts of texts and images will be provided to workshop participants.

Presenter: Fr. Luke Dysinger, OSB
Room, board, and tuition:

Fr. Luke Dysinger has been a monk of Valyermo since 1976. He is a priest and a physician who writes and teaches in the fields of mystical theology and biomedical
ethics. He earned a Ph.D. at Oxford University and currently teaches at St. John's Seminary in Camarillo, CA as well as online courses.