Monday, November 27, 2006

Retreat for Filipino Priests - January 15-19, 2007

The Filipino values of pakikisama, kapakumbabaan and family centeredness coupled with the Filipinos’ innate desire for God have become their strong cultural values through the years, even in the varied places in which they have settled. These values are Benedictine values etched in the Rule of Saint Benedict since the sixth century. Let us explore these values together within the context of the monastic community’s daily life of liturgical prayer and how they live out the Rule in a contemplative desert environment. It will also be a time for rest, recreation with Filipino themed movies, and perhaps just being together longer in fellowship and prayer.

Retreat for Priests
Mga Paring Pinoy (Filipino Priests) to the Desert
Jan. 15 – 19, 2007
Saint Andrew's Abbey, Valyermo, CA

Led by Fr. Matthew Rios, OSB

Room, board, and tuition:
Private room: $300
Shared room: $250 per person

Fr Matthew Rios earned his masters degree in theology with a concentration in Liturgy and a minor in Monastic Studies at St. John’s School of Theology and Seminary in Collegeville, MN. He is the current Novicemaster of the community. His previous work included teaching at various colleges in Manila and, being a Certified Public Accountant, was an Internal Revenue Service Auditor in the Philippines.

To register: Download this registration form (Word doc.) or call (661) 944-2178 for reservations.