Zoom-Oblate Silent Retreat: “What Do You Seek”
With Marilyn Freeman
June 26 - 28, 2020
For St. Placid Priory Oblates Only
It’s magical, this question at the heart of this retreat and so central to our journey in Benedictine Spirituality. It’s the question we are asked and the question we answer when make our Oblation—when we promise to live Benedictine Spirituality in our everyday life, when we enter into communion with St. Placid Priory. It’s a life-changing question to ponder in a life-changing context. We each answer personally, as Oblate candidates, when asked of us by the Prioress in the Oblation ritual on Foundation Day on June 28. And as oblates, Foundation Day is not only a yearly ritual of renewing our promise to live Benedictine Spirituality, it is an invitation to reflect on our original answer to and ponder again that question: What do you seek?
Marilyn Freeman is a media artist, writer and spiritual director. Inspired by lectio divina, Marilyn combines her creative and spiritual practices in CinemaDivina® — her growing body of short films made through and for contemplative practice. Her films and video essays are shared in spirituality centers and galleries, on literary sites and at film festivals. Marilyn is a Benedictine Oblate at St. Placid Priory in Lacey, Washington, a community with which she has been involved for more than a dozen years.
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