Monasteries of the Heart

Forming a Monastic Heart: eCourses and eRetreats

How do you form a monastic heart? Regular prayer, honest self-reflection in lectio, good work, and faithful sharing of our lived experience in community—essential elements of the monastic way of life—are presented on this Monasteries of the Heart website. Instruction on the Benedictine way of life, or the passing down of the monastic charism from those who have chosen this lifestyle, is also imperative.

The following eCourses present a monastic spirituality for contemporary seekers like yourself who wish to embrace the tradition. The offerings are part of an ongoing Monastic Curriculum that can help you form a monastic heart, a heart afire with the unbounded love of God.

The foundational text for Monasteries of the Heart is Joan Chittister's book, The Monastery of the Heart: An Invitation to a Meaningful Life, a road map based on the Rule of Benedict, a practical model upon which to build a satisfying life, despite the seemingly limitless and, at times, meaningless supply of options in the modern world. All new members are encouraged to use the study guide to deepen their understanding of this invitation. Order the book here. Access the Study Guide here.

Study and reflect on your time at your pace. With this one-time enrollment fee you will have access to these ten eCourses for a full year. The content varies by course and includes text, video and audio. Each course is also available separately. Scroll down for individual descriptions and selections.

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Study and reflect on your time at your pace. With this one-time enrollment fee you will have access to these ten eCourses for a full year. The content varies by course and includes text, video and audio. Each course is also available separately. Scroll down for individual descriptions and selections.

Comments are not open on these courses.

Get ONE YEAR access.

$75.00