2023

First Friday Tea with the Abbess

First Friday Tea with the Abbess

Feb 3, 2023    
3:00 pm GMT - 3:45 pm GMT
with Christine Valters Paintner

Join Christine Valters Paintner for a free informal gathering online Friday, February 3rd.
Contemplative Prayer Service ~ Imbolc

Contemplative Prayer Service ~ Imbolc

Feb 6, 2023    
7:00 pm GMT - 8:00 pm GMT
Christine Valters Paintner and Simon de Voil

Join us on the first Monday of every month via Zoom for a contemplative prayer service. Simon de Voil will be leading music and Christine Valters Paintner will be leading reflection and lectio divina practice. This month's theme is Imbolc. Come be with community in real time. Deepen into this moment together through song, poetry, prayer, and silence.
Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer

Feb 8, 2023    
5:00 pm GMT - 6:00 pm GMT
with Therese Taylor-Stinson

Centering Prayer is a method of Christian meditation that places a strong emphasis on interior silence or stillness.
Sending You Light Song Event with Melanie DeMore

Sending You Light Song Event with Melanie DeMore

Feb 13, 2023    
7:00 pm GMT - 8:00 pm GMT
with Melanie DeMore

Join us for this online hour of song with the amazing Melanie DeMore. She will be singing her powerful music and inviting us to enter the stream with our own voices wherever we are.
Yoga with Melinda: The Heart of Devotion

Yoga with Melinda: The Heart of Devotion

Feb 16, 2023    
3:00 pm GMT - 4:00 pm GMT
with Melinda Thomas

In our Abbey yoga classes Melinda blends principles of Benedictine and inclusive spirituality with gentle, fluid asanas (yoga postures) for an experience of contemplative movement. Two blocks, a strap or scarf, and a blanket are recommended. No prior yoga background necessary. All bodies welcome.
Taizé-Inspired Sacred Chant

Taizé-Inspired Sacred Chant

Feb 20, 2023    
7:00 pm GMT - 8:00 pm GMT
with Rev. Simon Ruth de Voil

Join Rev Simon Ruth de Voil on the third Monday of the month via Zoom for this Taizé inspired service of contemplative chanting that honors the Christian & Jewish traditions.
A Different Kind of Fast: Lent Retreat 2023

A Different Kind of Fast: Lent Retreat 2023

Feb 22, 2023 - Apr 8, 2023    
4:00 pm GMT - 5:00 pm IST
February 22 - April 8, 2023with Christine  &  John Valters Paintner, Amanda Dillon, and Jamie Marichwith Amber Andreasen and Polly Paton-Brown as forum facilitators Live sessions:Ash Wednesday, Feb [...]
Harriet Tubman: Public Mystic and Lover of Her People

Harriet Tubman: Public Mystic and Lover of Her People

Feb 25, 2023    
5:00 pm GMT - 8:00 pm GMT
with Therese Taylor-Stinson Saturday, February 25, 20239am-12 pm Pacific12-3 pm Eastern5-8 pm Ireland/UK time Register Now Program Description This retreat is part of our 10-month [...]
Contemplative Prayer Service ~ Lent

Contemplative Prayer Service ~ Lent

Mar 6, 2023    
7:00 pm GMT - 8:00 pm GMT
Christine Valters Paintner and Simon de Voil

Join us on the first Monday of every month via Zoom for a contemplative prayer service. Simon de Voil will be leading music and Christine Valters Paintner will be leading reflection and lectio divina practice. This month's theme is Lent. Come be with community in real time. Deepen into this moment together through song, poetry, prayer, and silence.
A Monk in the World: A Day of Contemplation, Creativity, and Connection

A Monk in the World: A Day of Contemplation, Creativity, and Connection

Mar 11, 2023    
9:00 am EST - 4:30 pm EST
Saturday, March 11, 20239am - 4:30pm EasternIn Person in Akron, Ohio or Join Us Online**Register by February 6th if you want to join us in-person so [...]
Sound as Prayer: Songs and Mantras for the Way

Sound as Prayer: Songs and Mantras for the Way

Mar 13, 2023    
6:00 pm GMT - 7:00 pm GMT
with Ana Hernández

Learn how your voice lives in your body and how to use it to generate health and healing.
The Inexpressible Delight of Love: Benedict of Nursia

The Inexpressible Delight of Love: Benedict of Nursia

Mar 18, 2023    
4:00 pm GMT - 7:00 pm GMT
with Christine Valters Paintner, PhD, OblSB Saturday, March 18, 20239am-12 pm Pacific12-3 pm Eastern4-7 pm Ireland/UK time**Due to daylight saving time occurring in the US [...]
Taizé-Inspired Sacred Chant

Taizé-Inspired Sacred Chant

Mar 20, 2023    
6:00 pm GMT - 7:00 pm GMT
with Rev. Simon Ruth de Voil

Join Rev Simon Ruth de Voil on the third Monday of the month via Zoom for this Taizé inspired service of contemplative chanting that honors the Christian & Jewish traditions.
Yoga with Melinda

Yoga with Melinda

Mar 23, 2023    
2:00 pm GMT - 3:00 pm GMT
with Melinda Thomas

In our Abbey yoga classes Melinda blends principles of Benedictine and inclusive spirituality with gentle, fluid asanas (yoga postures) for an experience of contemplative movement. Two blocks, a strap or scarf, and a blanket are recommended. No prior yoga background necessary. All bodies welcome. 
Poetry Reading: Glory in the Margins

Poetry Reading: Glory in the Margins

Mar 27, 2023    
7:00 pm IST - 8:00 pm IST
with Nikki Grimes

New York Times bestselling author and poet Nikki Grimes dives into scripture, viewing it from my own perspective as Black, as woman, as poet, always a little left of center, and looking for the glory to be found in the margins of life, and of the text.
Contemplative Prayer Service ~ Holy Week

Contemplative Prayer Service ~ Holy Week

Apr 3, 2023    
7:00 pm IST - 8:00 pm IST
with Christine Valters Paintner and Simon de Voil

Join us on the first Monday of every month via Zoom for a contemplative prayer service. Simon de Voil will be leading music and Christine Valters Paintner will be leading reflection and lectio divina practice. This month's prayer service will honor Holy Week. Come be with community in real time. Deepen into this moment together through song, poetry, prayer, and silence.
Howard Thurman and the Healing Power of Mystical Love

Howard Thurman and the Healing Power of Mystical Love

Apr 15, 2023    
5:00 pm IST - 8:00 pm IST
with Lerita Coleman Brown Saturday,  April 15, 20239am-12 pm Pacific12-3 pm Eastern5-8 pm Ireland/UK time Register Now Program Description This retreat is part of our [...]
Taizé-Inspired Sacred Chant

Taizé-Inspired Sacred Chant

Apr 17, 2023    
7:00 pm IST - 8:00 pm IST
with Rev. Simon Ruth de Voil

Join Rev Simon Ruth de Voil on the third Monday of the month via Zoom for this Taizé inspired service of contemplative chanting that honors the Christian & Jewish traditions.
The Spiral Year: Celtic Wisdom of the Seasons

The Spiral Year: Celtic Wisdom of the Seasons

Apr 23, 2023    
9:30 am EDT - 5:30 pm EDT
Sunday, April 23, 2023 9:30am - 5:30pm Eastern 6:30am - 2:30pm Pacific 2:30pm - 10:30pm Ireland Presented by OneSpirit Seminary and OneSpirit Learning Alliance Register [...]
Yoga with Melinda

Yoga with Melinda

Apr 27, 2023    
3:00 pm IST - 4:00 pm IST
with Melinda Thomas

In our Abbey yoga classes Melinda blends principles of Benedictine and inclusive spirituality with gentle, fluid asanas (yoga postures) for an experience of contemplative movement. Two blocks, a strap or scarf, and a blanket are recommended. No prior yoga background necessary. All bodies welcome. 
Contemplative Prayer Service ~ Beltane and the Greening Force of Life

Contemplative Prayer Service ~ Beltane and the Greening Force of Life

May 1, 2023    
7:00 pm IST - 8:00 pm IST
with Christine Valters Paintner and Simon de Voil

Join us on the first Monday of every month via Zoom for a contemplative prayer service. Simon de Voil will be leading music and Christine Valters Paintner will be leading reflection and lectio divina practice. This month's theme is Beltane and the Greening Force of Life. Come be with community in real time. Deepen into this moment together through song, poetry, prayer, and silence.
Love Holds You Poetry Book Launch

Love Holds You Poetry Book Launch

May 8, 2023    
7:00 pm IST - 8:00 pm IST
with Christine Valters Paintner and Simon de Voil

Join Christine Valters Paintner and Simon de Voil for a free event on the eve of publication for Christine’s third collection of poems titled Love Holds You: Poems and Devotions for Times of Uncertainty.
Julian of Norwich: All Shall Be Well, for Love is All

Julian of Norwich: All Shall Be Well, for Love is All

May 13, 2023    
5:00 pm IST - 8:00 pm IST
with Carl McColman Saturday, May 13, 20239am-12 pm Pacific12-3 pm Eastern5-8 pm Ireland/UK time Register Now Program Description This retreat is part of our 10 [...]
Taizé-Inspired Sacred Chant

Taizé-Inspired Sacred Chant

May 15, 2023    
7:00 pm IST - 8:00 pm IST
with Rev. Simon Ruth de Voil

Join Rev Simon Ruth de Voil on the third Monday of the month via Zoom for this Taizé inspired service of contemplative chanting that honors the Christian & Jewish traditions.
Yoga with Melinda

Yoga with Melinda

May 25, 2023    
3:00 pm IST - 4:00 pm IST
with Melinda Thomas

In our Abbey yoga classes Melinda blends principles of Benedictine and inclusive spirituality with gentle, fluid asanas (yoga postures) for an experience of contemplative movement. Two blocks, a strap or scarf, and a blanket are recommended. No prior yoga background necessary. All bodies welcome.
Kevin of Glendalough and Love for Creation

Kevin of Glendalough and Love for Creation

Jun 3, 2023    
5:00 pm IST - 8:00 pm IST
with Christine Valters Paintner, Kenneth Steven, and Simon de Voil Saturday, June 3, 20239am-12 pm Pacific12-3 pm Eastern5-8 pm Ireland/UK time Register Now Program Description [...]
Contemplative Prayer Service ~ Pentecost

Contemplative Prayer Service ~ Pentecost

Jun 5, 2023    
7:00 pm IST - 8:00 pm IST
with Christine Valters Paintner and Simon de Voil

Join us on the first Monday of every month via Zoom for a contemplative prayer service. Simon de Voil will be leading music and Christine Valters Paintner will be leading reflection and lectio divina practice. This month's theme is Pentecost. Come be with community in real time. Deepen into this moment together through song, poetry, prayer, and silence.
Yoga with Melinda

Yoga with Melinda

Jun 15, 2023    
3:00 pm IST - 4:00 pm IST
with Melinda Thomas

In our Abbey yoga classes Melinda blends principles of Benedictine and inclusive spirituality with gentle, fluid asanas (yoga postures) for an experience of contemplative movement. Two blocks, a strap or scarf, and a blanket are recommended. No prior yoga background necessary. All bodies welcome.
Taizé-Inspired Sacred Chant

Taizé-Inspired Sacred Chant

Jun 19, 2023    
7:00 pm IST - 8:00 pm IST
with Rev. Simon Ruth de Voil

Join Rev Simon Ruth de Voil on the third Monday of the month via Zoom for this Taizé inspired service of contemplative chanting that honors the Christian & Jewish traditions.