Glastonbury Abbey Institute - Adult Faith Formation Opportunities
Glastonbury Abbey Institute (GAI)
The Glastonbury Abbey Institute (GAI) is an extension of the rich Benedictine monastic teaching tradition found at Glastonbury Abbey. As a spiritual resource for lifelong learning, we invite all people from diverse interfaith and cultural traditions to explore and deepen human ways of knowing and being.
All lectures, classes and courses are provided free to the public, but donations in the suggested amounts are deeply appreciated and will help us cover the cost of our programs.
If you would like to support the GAI, please make your tax-deductible donation payable to Glastonbury Abbey [a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization], and indicate in the memo line on your check, "Glastonbury Abbey Institute". Please call 781-749-2155, x243 with any questions.
A downloadable pdf version of the 2012-2013 Glastonbury Abbey Institute brochure is available here. All of the GAI offerings are contained in this brochure. Listed below are several of the programs that come under the umbrella of the GAI.
Spiritual Enrichment Programs (SEP)
We have a packed schedule of interesting talks, most of them with the option for two different days/times - one morning, the other in the evening. For a schedule of talks for the Fall/Winter 2012-13 season, please click here. Suggested donation for these is $20 per talk.
For several years now, Glastonbury Abbey has offered courses on the scriptures that met weekly. Taught by Fr. Andrew Mark Quillen, OSB, these have been extremely popular and tend to fill up quickly. A class on The Artist's Way (Julia Cameron) is also being offered by Kay Trask, M.Ed. For a schedule and detail of the courses planned for the Fall/Spring 2012-13 season, please click here.
Faith & Film Series
Join us for a casual evening of movie watching and discussion. This series includes films that address themes of faith, morality, and spiritual meaning. All films are shown at 7 PM at the Abbey Center (20 Hull St., Hingham, MA) - all are welcome. Facilitated by Ann Diamond. Donations are gratefully accepted for the support of the Abbey Center. Please click here for a 2012-13 schedule of films.
Men's Spirituality Group
The Grail Men's Council meets regularly on Monday evenings to discuss spirituality for men. Speak to Fr. Timothy for information or phone Dan Buckley at 781-331-6126.
Women's Spirituality Group
Anam Cara provides an opportunity for women to focus on spiritual growth in an open, nurturing environment. Held at the Abbey Center the first Friday of each month at 7 pm. contact Anne McCarthy-Egan (781-749-9423) or email Anabelle Wallace, at email@example.com.
All sessions are held at the Abbey Conference Center. Everyone from absolute beginner to advanced practitioners are welcome. Thursdays - 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Instructor: Amy Currier Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Cost: $88 for 8 classes. $8 per class for 65+ and veterans. If you are here on retreat at the Abbey, you are welcome to join us! Donation optional.
Food for Thought Brunch
A brunch is held four times a year with a speaker which provides fellowship, challenges our Christian perspectives and nourishes our spiritual and prayer lives. Come satisfy your appetite and feed your mind, heart and soul. These will be advertised on our monastic news webpage.
Walk the Labyrinth
An opportunity to walk in the outdoors during a personal silent meditation is provided at the Abbey Labyrinth. Located on the hill across from the Tower, the Labyrinth is available anytime. See the brochure provided in a box on the site for a guide to your meditation.