Adult Education

Registration is required for all adult education courses. Please call Joan at 781-749-2155 x300 to register for the classes listed below.


Scripture Classes
Monastic Community

Text – personal Bible..



Wisdom Literature


Wednesday evenings, 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. September 7 – November 30, 2016 or Thursday mornings, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. September 8 – December 1, 2016. Suggested Donation: $125.00


This 12 week Scripture course is a general study of Wisdom Literature. It will cover the background, composition, content, theology, literary forms and analysis. Special emphasis will be placed upon the Book of Job and the Book of Sirach with exegesis and application of various selections from these Books. The course will also examine the archaeology, history and literature of the Ancient Near East. No previous Scripture study necessary.






St. Paul’s Letter to the Philippians


Wednesday evenings, 7:30 to 9:00 p.m., January 11 – March 29, 2017 or Thursday mornings, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m., January 12 – March 30, 2017. Suggested Donation: $125.00


This 12 week course is a study of St. Paul’s Letter to the Philippians. It will cover the composition, content, literary forms, themes, theology and application. The course will include critical analysis of selected passages in order to develop skills in the interpretation of Scripture. Material will also cover the life of St. Paul and his world. No previous Scripture study necessary.


Adult Education





The Artist’s Way

Kay Trask, M.Ed.


Registration limited to 12. You may register by e-mailing Kay Trask at Your registration will be confirmed by return email.


Tuesday mornings, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. September 20 – December 13, 2016. Suggested Donation: $125.00


This 12-week program is based on the book, The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. Learn how to discover or recover your own creative self by following a spiritual path to higher creativity that consists of readings and exercises from the book, writing daily “morning pages,” and participating in weekly “artist dates.” Participants must be willing to commit to 4-5 hours weekly to attend meetings and accomplish the tasks.


Participants must purchase the book, The Artist’s Way, before the first meeting. Books are available at the Abbey Bookstore.


Kay Trask is a retired college administrator who continues to express her love of teaching by facilitating small group circles of learning, days of reflection and retreats.