Adult Education 2019-2020


Classes are held at the Morcone Center, 20 Hull Street, Hingham, MA

The Artist’s Way
Kay Trask, MEd

Tuesday mornings, 9:30 to 11:30am
September 17 – December 10, 2019
Suggested donation: $125

Registration is required and limited to 12 participants. Please call 781-749-2155 ext. 300 or email retreats@glastonburyabbey.org

We are all creative! This 13-week program that is based on the popular book, The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron, helps us to discover or recover our own creative selves by following a spiritual path to more 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 ac-complish the tasks of the program. The book should be purchased before the first class and is available at the Abbey Bookstore.

Kay Trask is a retired college administrator who continues her love of teaching by facilitating small groups devoted to creativity and spiritual practices.

"The Mass"
John Baldovin, SJ, STL, PhD

Saturday, October 19, 2019: 9:30am—3:30pm
Suggested Donation: $75.00, includes lunch
Registration is required for this course. Please call the Abbey Office at 781-749-2155 x300 or email retreats@glastonburyabbey.org to register for this program.

Each time we celebrate the Mass, we honor Christ’s command to “do this in memory of me.” Now is your chance to explore the history of the liturgy—the marvelous story of the Church’s obedience to that command.

Fr. John F. Baldovin, SJ has been teaching in university and seminary settings for many years. He is currently Professor of Historical and Liturgical Theology at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry.

Faith Seeking Understanding: Theology for Everyone
A weekly series of videos of Boston College Theology teachers with discussion moderated by Father Timothy Joyce, OSB

Tuesday evenings at 7:00pm
January 7, 2020—February 25, 2020
No registration required. Donations welcome.

Jan. 7: The Power of Endless Compassion: An Evening with Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ
Jan. 14: Praying the "Our Father" with Michael Simone, SJ
Jan. 21: In Quest of the Jewish Mary - Sr. Mary Christine Athans, BVM
Jan. 28: The World Hunger Crisis - Rev. David Beckmann (Bread for the World)
Feb. 4: The Spirituals: An African American Music Idiom and Its Relevance to our Lives Today - Meyer Chambers and Rev. Oscar Pratt
Feb. 11: Evolution and the Primacy of Love - Sr. llia Delio, OSF
Feb. 18: Thomas Merton: A Prophet for our Time - Colleen M. Griffith
Feb. 25: Young People at Worship in Taize: Insights Into a Transforming Experience - Brother John of Taize

Commonweal Conversations

Monday evenings from 7:15pm — 8:30pm
January 7, 2020—February 25, 2020
No registration required. Donations welcome.

Anyone interested in thoughtful, expansive, intelligent dialogue on issues that matter—whether political, theological, cultural, or artistic—is welcome. The range of topics we’ve selected for the Commonweal Conversations impact all people. We encourage all participants to offer their opinions respectfully while also generously considering opinions that do not match their own, especially on controversial or charged topics. Topics subject to change.

September 16 and 23: Gun Control
October 14 and 21: Assisted Reproductive Rights
November 11 and 18: Nones and Millennial Spirituality
January 13 and 20: Clericalism
February 10 and 17: Religion in Film and TV
March 16 and 23: Nationalism / Nativism
April 13 and 20: Monopolies and Corporate Power
May 4 and 11: The Church and China