Monasteries of the Heart

Penn Quarter On-Line Thursday Monastery of the Heart Monastery

Welcome to the Penn Quarter Monastery of the Heart Group!

Are you looking for a place to re-charge in the middle of your work day? Are you looking for a place to explore spirituality? Are you looking for meaning?

This gathering will explore and deepen our spiriutal lives using the Rule of Benedict. In particular, St. Benedict founded communities around "simply living this life, daily life, well. He turned the ordinary into an experience of the extraordinary, a union with the sacred in the here and now."

That means, whether you work in the judicial system in which we sit, a specific government agency, at a nearby museum, the Verizon Center, or, are retired or don't work you are welcome as we seek a meaningful and spiritual life and to live well with one another in all we do.

We will meet the first Thursday of each month at First Trinity Lutheran Church - on the corner of 4th and E St. NW. Feel free to bring lunch if you are attending on your lunch hour. We will begin at 12:15 and end at 1:15. We will use the same format each week to enhance our understanding, learning and absorption of the Rule for our lives that are not lived in a monastery!

In between our face-to-face meetings we'll use the on-line resources and space for reflection and sharing.

As resources for this group, we will use:

1. Book: The Monastery of the Heart: An Invitation to a Meaningful Life by Sister Joan Chittister

2. Electronic: The website Monastery of the Heart

Please join us and bring a friend!

Content posted for Penn Quarter On-Line Thursday Monastery of the Heart Monastery

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Other Foundations and Practices for Rule living November 17, 2011
Introudctions Introductions January 8, 2012
Prayer and Silence January Time Together January 3, 2012
Other Welcome!! October 4, 2011

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Introductions
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Posted by W Moen on January 8, 2012

Dear Monastery of the Heart friends,

We have a new on-line member - welcome Annie! She was kind enough to introduce herself a little bit when she requested membership. I'd like to ask that we all do that, too. I'll start!

I'm Wendy Moen. I'm one of the pastors at First Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA) in Washington DC. I've been in this, my first call out of seminary, for just over 8 years. I have one son, Jonathan, who is 8 years old and in 3rd grade.

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January Time Together
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Posted by W Moen on January 3, 2012

New Year's Greetings to all!

I hope you enjoyed some joy and peace during the celebrations of Christmas, Hanukkah, and the New Year!

I look forward to seeing you this Thursday for our reflection on Prayer (Ch. 4) and Silence (Ch. 5) in The Monastery of the Heart.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Blessings,
Pastor Wendy

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Foundations and Practices for Rule living
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Posted by W Moen on November 17, 2011

Greetings,

I hope it is well with each of you.

I look forward to hearing your thoughts about Chapters 2-3 on Thursday, DEC 1st (!) which will finish up the “Our Search: section of The Monastery of the Heart book.

I thought it might be helpful to have written and at hand some of the foundations of the Rule of Benedict and then more specifically some spiritual practices to keep in mind when seeking a meaningful, balanced life.

If you’ll remember, we talked about considering 3 foundations of Benedict’s Rule for our lives:

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Welcome!!
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Posted by W Moen on October 4, 2011

Welcome!

I look forward to beginning the journey of studying, reflecting, praying and serving with the book The Monastery of the Heart. Please join us on the first Thursday of the month from 12:15-1:15 at First Trinity Lutheran Church on the corner of 4th and E St. NW.

I look forward to seeing you in person and "seeing" you here for reflections!

Peace,
Wendy

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