The Seed was planted 1500 years ago...The Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center, housed in the former Our Lady of Grace Academy, opened in 1981 and was founded on the 5th century teachings of Benedict of Nursia, Italy. In the Rule of Benedict, St. Benedict provided a guideline for those seeking happiness and spiritual fulfillment through a search for God in the ordinary aspects of daily life--eating, sleeping, working, praying--all performed in moderation. In effect, Benedict endorsed a balanced life. He also believed spiritual progress depended on finding Christ in each person. As a result, his directive to "Let everyone who comes be received as Christ" flowered into the renowned hospitality for which all Benedictine monasteries are now known.
Monday, April 14, 2008
From these values of moderation, hospitality and diversity sprouted our mission. We offer a variety of programs for men, women and children of all ages and faiths as well as exceptional rental facilities for use by a diverse roster of organizations for their own programs. In this way, we reach out to the community with our hospitality and encourage the growth of our guests through opportunities for spiritual, emotional, intellectual and social interaction. Thank you Sr. Mary Luke Jones for providing the information for this blog. For more information about the Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center go to our website: www.benedictine.com.
Posted by Sr. Nicolette Etienne, OSB at 4:11 PM