CONFERENCE DATES: Friday and Saturday, October 13 and 14, 2023.
PLEASE BOOK THE DATES!
Theme: "Cultivating and Passing on a Catholic Worldview"
Friday, October 13
9:30 Registration opens
10:00 Brother André Marie’s Opening Remarks
10:30 Sister Maria Philomena, M.I.C.M. — Re-Rooting a Rootless Society — Some Reflections on the Importance of the Physical for our Spiritual Lives
12:00 Angelus / Lunch
1:30 Hugh Owen: The Dogma of Creation as Integral to a Catholic Worldview
3:00 Br. André Marie, MICM: ‘Virtue is the Order of Love’: Charity as Informing the Catholic Worldview
4:30 John Sharp: ‘Neither to the Right Hand nor to the Left’: Integral Catholicism in Confrontation with Modernity
Saturday, October 14
10:00 Charles Coulombe — The Uses of Enchantment: Fantasy Literature and Folklore as Means of Instilling a Sacramental View of Life
11:15 Mike Church — Repossessing the Real Estate of the Catholic Mind
12:30 The Order’s group picture and reading of the Tertiary Necrology
12:30 Angelus / Lunch
2:00 Chris De Vos: Sacred History as Vital to a Catholic Worldview: Lessons from Catholic Notables of the 19th Century
4:00 Mr. C. Joseph Doyle — Hilaire Belloc’s Catholic Understanding of History
After Doyle’s talk: Brothers and Sisters singing Polyphony
7:30 Panel Discussion (all speakers / moderated)
Saint Benedict Center attire required. (Ladies: skirts or dresses please, no pants)
There are a limited number of Saint Benedict Center community members who are willing to host conference attendees on a first-come, first-served basis; please call Russell at (603) 239-6485 for details. There are several hotels in the Keene vicinity, but reservations should be made early because of tourism during the foliage season. Some include: Best Western Hotel & Suites (603) 357-3038; Holiday Inn Express Keene (603) 352-7616; and Super 8 Keene (603) 352-9780. Also check out Airbnb options.
There are also bed-and-breakfasts in the area; call for details. For those interested, there is a campground three miles from the Center: Shir-Roy Campground (603) 239-4768. For more information or to register by phone, please call at (603) 239-6485 ext 1.
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