October 23, 2019
  • Compline at 7:30 p.m.

    October 23, 2019
    Glastonbury Abbey, 16 Hull St, Hingham, MA 02043, USA

    During the construction project, Compline will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.

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October 26, 2019
  • CANCELLED Day of Reflection with Kay Trask, "Gratitude"

    October 26, 2019  9:30 am - 2:30 pm
    Morcone Center, 20 Hull Street, Hingham, MA 02043

    "Gratitude: A Transformative Spiritual Practice"
    Kay Trask, MEd
    Suggested Donation: $65, includes lunch; please register: 781-749-2155 ext. 300

    “If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” — Meister Eckart

    The spiritual practice of gratitude is a powerful and even transformative practice that can add so much to your spiritual life. It is also the foundation for bringing more joy to your life. Come for a day of prayerful reflection, soul searching exercises, and sharing to explore how we can integrate the practice of gratitude into our daily lives.

    Kay Trask is a retired college administrator who continues to share her love of learning and teaching by presenting programs on varied spiritual practices. On this day of reflection she shares her experience with the practice of gratitude as a transformative force in her own life and how it can be in yours.

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October 27, 2019
  • Change to Regular Schedule

    October 27, 2019
    Glastonbury Abbey, 16 Hull St, Hingham, MA 02043, USA

    Vespers at 7:00 p.m.

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  • Food for Thought with Brett Miller

    October 27, 2019  11:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Glastonbury Abbey, 16 Hull St, Hingham, MA 02043, USA

    Brett Miller, owner of 110 Fitness in Rockland will be the October Food for Thought speaker. Brett’s mission is to bring a new standard to the “fight back” approach to Parkinson’s Disease with a holistic and fitness based approach. Brett has been trained in many aspects of dealing with Parkinson’s Disease. A licensed physical therapist, Brett has also worked as an adaptive sports coach at New England Disabled Sports for over 18 years. He brings not only expertise in the wellness field, but an incredible spirit of “can-do” with the participants at “Rock Steady Boxing.” Come hear his inspirational message of this positive and supportive program. All are welcome. No reservation needed. Donations gratefully received. Morcone Center, 20 Hull Street, Hingham, MA.

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  • Sunday Supper

    October 27, 2019  4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    Morcone Center, 20 Hull Street, Hingham, MA 02043

    Monthly supper served by the monks for those living alone or in difficult circumstances. Please join us for a nice, home-cooked meal! No registration required.

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October 28, 2019
  • Compline with Adoration at 7:45 p.m.

    October 28, 2019
    Glastonbury Abbey, 16 Hull St, Hingham, MA 02043, USA

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  • Meditation

    October 28, 2019  6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Morcone Conference Center, 20 Hull Street, Hingham, MA 02043

    This meditation period is a special time as you start your week to gather at the Abbey to center yourself in Our Creator. As you center yourself along with prayer, singing bowls and silence, slowly close your meditation with freshly made herbal tea from the Abbey garden. Meditation coupled with tea is a spiritual practice going as far back as the 9th Century.
    Compline at the Abbey Church is optional at 7:45 p.m.
    All are welcome!

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October 29, 2019
  • Postponed - Spiritual Enrichment with Fr. Timothy

    October 29, 2019  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Morcone Center, 20 Hull Street, Hingham, MA 02043

    Adult Christianity: Beyond the Catechism
    Fr. Timothy Joyce, OSB, STL – October 22 and 29, November 5 and 12, 2019

    This four-week course will discuss the nature of faith today as seen in:
    • The historical development of our understanding of our Christian faith, especially since the II Vatican Council
    • The importance of the Bible and the Early Church
    • How modern science, the ecological movement and world events have shaped our insights;
    • The recovery of the mystical tradition of the Church
    • The doubts and difficulties we have with the Church
    • Consider images of God
    • The central place of Jesus Christ

    Participants will be invited to grow as more reflective disciples of Christ.

    Father Timothy is a monk of Glastonbury Abbey. He holds an advanced degree in systematic theology from the Gregorian University in Rome. He is a published author as well as preacher and retreat director.

    No registration required. Suggested donation: $20 per session

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October 30, 2019
  • Compline at 7:30 p.m.

    October 30, 2019
    Glastonbury Abbey, 16 Hull St, Hingham, MA 02043, USA

    During the construction project, Compline will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.

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November 1, 2019
  • Retreat: "The Practice of Presence to Self"

    November 1, 2019
    Glastonbury Abbey, 16 Hull St, Hingham, MA 02043, USA

    "The Practice of Presence to Self"
    Facilitators: Martin Mullins, MSc, and Bro. Daniel Walters, OSB
    Suggested Offering: $200

    Presence points to a feeling of awareness, corresponding to the Buddhist term of mindfulness. It is a heart knowing of the self in the now. Engagement with this practice in our daily lives will be presented as one path to lead us on the way toward fullness of being.

    Martin Mullins has studied and practiced Psychosynthesis and transpersonal theory for the past twenty eight-years. His seminal training was at Eckhart House, Institute of Psychosynthesis and Transpersonal Theory in Dublin, Ireland. Martin has also studied at the Institute of Psychosynthesis, London and participated in programs at the Durckheim Center, Germany.

    All are welcome to join us for a peaceful and spiritual retreat at our beautiful abbey. Offering includes accommodation and meals. Advance registration is required. Please contact our retreat office 781-749-2155 ext. 300 or email retreats@glastonburyabbey.org

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November 2, 2019
  • Retreat: "The Practice of Presence to Self"

    November 2, 2019
    Glastonbury Abbey, 16 Hull St, Hingham, MA 02043, USA

    "The Practice of Presence to Self"
    Facilitators: Martin Mullins, MSc, and Bro. Daniel Walters, OSB
    Suggested Offering: $200

    Presence points to a feeling of awareness, corresponding to the Buddhist term of mindfulness. It is a heart knowing of the self in the now. Engagement with this practice in our daily lives will be presented as one path to lead us on the way toward fullness of being.

    Martin Mullins has studied and practiced Psychosynthesis and transpersonal theory for the past twenty eight-years. His seminal training was at Eckhart House, Institute of Psychosynthesis and Transpersonal Theory in Dublin, Ireland. Martin has also studied at the Institute of Psychosynthesis, London and participated in programs at the Durckheim Center, Germany.

    All are welcome to join us for a peaceful and spiritual retreat at our beautiful abbey. Offering includes accommodation and meals. Advance registration is required. Please contact our retreat office 781-749-2155 ext. 300 or email retreats@glastonburyabbey.org

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November 3, 2019
  • Retreat: "The Practice of Presence to Self"

    November 3, 2019
    Glastonbury Abbey, 16 Hull St, Hingham, MA 02043, USA

    "The Practice of Presence to Self"
    Facilitators: Martin Mullins, MSc, and Bro. Daniel Walters, OSB
    Suggested Offering: $200

    Presence points to a feeling of awareness, corresponding to the Buddhist term of mindfulness. It is a heart knowing of the self in the now. Engagement with this practice in our daily lives will be presented as one path to lead us on the way toward fullness of being.

    Martin Mullins has studied and practiced Psychosynthesis and transpersonal theory for the past twenty eight-years. His seminal training was at Eckhart House, Institute of Psychosynthesis and Transpersonal Theory in Dublin, Ireland. Martin has also studied at the Institute of Psychosynthesis, London and participated in programs at the Durckheim Center, Germany.

    All are welcome to join us for a peaceful and spiritual retreat at our beautiful abbey. Offering includes accommodation and meals. Advance registration is required. Please contact our retreat office 781-749-2155 ext. 300 or email retreats@glastonburyabbey.org

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November 4, 2019
  • Meditation

    November 4, 2019  6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Morcone Conference Center, 20 Hull Street, Hingham, MA 02043

    This meditation period is a special time as you start your week to gather at the Abbey to center yourself in Our Creator. As you center yourself along with prayer, singing bowls and silence, slowly close your meditation with freshly made herbal tea from the Abbey garden. Meditation coupled with tea is a spiritual practice going as far back as the 9th Century.
    Compline at the Abbey Church is optional at 7:45 p.m.
    All are welcome!

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November 5, 2019
  • Oblate Tuesday

    November 5, 2019  6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Morcone Center, 20 Hull Street, Hingham, MA 02043

    Change to regular service schedule: Compline at 7:15 p.m.

    This year's theme is “Understanding and Living the Rule of St. Benedict as Oblates: Our Stories as Tools for Spiritual Growth.”  Our program consists of speakers, a panel, book sharing and discussions, short films and a retreat day focused on our theme. Through these shared gatherings and readings, we hope to enrich our personal understanding of mercy and challenge ourselves to apply mercy to our daily lives. We look forward to another fruitful year of prayer, study, and fellowship with both the Abbey and the Oblate communities. Check out the website for the year's program:
    https://www.glastonburyabbey.org/index.php/abbey/oblates/oblate-news/

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  • Postponed - Spiritual Enrichment with Fr. Timothy

    November 5, 2019  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Morcone Center, 20 Hull Street, Hingham, MA 02043

    Adult Christianity: Beyond the Catechism
    Fr. Timothy Joyce, OSB, STL – October 22 and 29, November 5 and 12, 2019

    This four-week course will discuss the nature of faith today as seen in:
    • The historical development of our understanding of our Christian faith, especially since the II Vatican Council
    • The importance of the Bible and the Early Church
    • How modern science, the ecological movement and world events have shaped our insights;
    • The recovery of the mystical tradition of the Church
    • The doubts and difficulties we have with the Church
    • Consider images of God
    • The central place of Jesus Christ

    Participants will be invited to grow as more reflective disciples of Christ.

    Father Timothy is a monk of Glastonbury Abbey. He holds an advanced degree in systematic theology from the Gregorian University in Rome. He is a published author as well as preacher and retreat director.

    No registration required. Suggested donation: $20 per session

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November 6, 2019
  • Compline at 7:30 p.m.

    November 6, 2019
    Glastonbury Abbey, 16 Hull St, Hingham, MA 02043, USA

    During the construction project, Compline will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.

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November 8, 2019
  • 5th Annual Artisan Fair

    November 8, 2019  4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Morcone Center, 20 Hull Street, Hingham, MA

    The public is cordially invited to the 5th Annual Artisan Fair held on the beautiful grounds of Glastonbury Abbey, in the Morcone Conference Center, 20 Hull Street, on November 8th from 4 – 8 p.m. and Saturday, November 9th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    The Artisan Fair is the perfect opportunity to jump-start your holiday shopping. This high-quality event offers creative handmade pieces from over 20 local artisans. The intimate setting showcases jewelry, ceramics, textiles of many kinds, wood-turned pens and bowls, hand painted pillows, carved birds and lots of fun and funky fine crafts. There will also be the ever-popular homemade pies, cookies and breads, along with other community-created items in the downstairs area.
    After shopping at the Fair, please feel free to visit the church to view the art of Tomie dePaola on the walls and cross. The Abbey bookstore/gift shop is open as well for your shopping pleasure. You are also welcome to stroll the lovely, serene grounds, with its iconic Stone Tower, gardens, labyrinth and goats.
    The Morcone Conference Center at Glastonbury Abbey is wheelchair-accessible. Children are welcome, parking is plentiful, and the event is free.

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  • Anam Cara

    November 8, 2019  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Morcone Center, 20 Hull Street, Hingham, MA

    Anam Cara, Glastonbury Abbey's women's spirituality group, has been meeting for more than 15 years. Over the years we have read Richard Rohr, Joyce Rupp, Joan Chittister, Barbara Taylor and many other authors. We have studied the labyrinth, gathered jewelry for The Women's Lunch Place, raised money for mattresses at Stonecrest retreat house, shared our struggles, laughed at our growing pains and enjoyed a pot luck supper or two. New members are welcome! For more info, contact Ellie, ellivine70@gmail.com.

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November 9, 2019
  • 5th Annual Artisan Fair

    November 9, 2019  9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Morcone Center, 20 Hull Street, Hingham, MA

    The public is cordially invited to the 5th Annual Artisan Fair held on the beautiful grounds of Glastonbury Abbey, in the Morcone Conference Center, 20 Hull Street, on November 8th from 4 – 8 p.m. and Saturday, November 9th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    The Artisan Fair is the perfect opportunity to jump-start your holiday shopping. This high-quality event offers creative handmade pieces from over 20 local artisans. The intimate setting showcases jewelry, ceramics, textiles of many kinds, wood-turned pens and bowls, hand painted pillows, carved birds and lots of fun and funky fine crafts. There will also be the ever-popular homemade pies, cookies and breads, along with other community-created items in the downstairs area.
    After shopping at the Fair, please feel free to visit the church to view the art of Tomie dePaola on the walls and cross. The Abbey bookstore/gift shop is open as well for your shopping pleasure. You are also welcome to stroll the lovely, serene grounds, with its iconic Stone Tower, gardens, labyrinth and goats.
    The Morcone Conference Center at Glastonbury Abbey is wheelchair-accessible. Children are welcome, parking is plentiful, and the event is free.

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November 11, 2019
  • Meditation

    November 11, 2019  6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Morcone Conference Center, 20 Hull Street, Hingham, MA 02043

    This meditation period is a special time as you start your week to gather at the Abbey to center yourself in Our Creator. As you center yourself along with prayer, singing bowls and silence, slowly close your meditation with freshly made herbal tea from the Abbey garden. Meditation coupled with tea is a spiritual practice going as far back as the 9th Century.
    Compline at the Abbey Church is optional at 7:45 p.m.
    All are welcome!

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  • Commonweal Conversation: Nones & Millennial Spirituality

    November 11, 2019  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Morcone Center, 20 Hull Street, Hingham, MA 02043

    Monday evenings from 7:15pm — 8:30pm
    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.

    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

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November 12, 2019
  • Postponed - Spiritual Enrichment with Fr. Timothy

    November 12, 2019  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Morcone Center, 20 Hull Street, Hingham, MA 02043

    Adult Christianity: Beyond the Catechism
    Fr. Timothy Joyce, OSB, STL – October 22 and 29, November 5 and 12, 2019

    This four-week course will discuss the nature of faith today as seen in:
    • The historical development of our understanding of our Christian faith, especially since the II Vatican Council
    • The importance of the Bible and the Early Church
    • How modern science, the ecological movement and world events have shaped our insights;
    • The recovery of the mystical tradition of the Church
    • The doubts and difficulties we have with the Church
    • Consider images of God
    • The central place of Jesus Christ

    Participants will be invited to grow as more reflective disciples of Christ.

    Father Timothy is a monk of Glastonbury Abbey. He holds an advanced degree in systematic theology from the Gregorian University in Rome. He is a published author as well as preacher and retreat director.

    No registration required. Suggested donation: $20 per session

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November 14, 2019
  • Faith & Film: "Loving"

    November 14, 2019  2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    Morcone Center, 20 Hull Street, Hingham, MA 02043

    "Loving"

    November 14, 2019 — 2:30pm (matinee) PG-13 2 hr 3 min

    Interracial couple Richard and Mildred Loving fell in love and were married in 1958. They grew up in Central Point, a small town in Virginia that was more integrated than surrounding areas in the American South. Yet it was the state of Virginia, where they were making their home and starting a family, that first jailed and then banished them. Richard and Mildred relocated with their children to the inner city of Washington, D.C., but the family ultimately tries to find a way back to Virginia.

    Discussions will follow the movies. Tea, coffee and snacks will be served. We invite you to come early with friends and bring a sandwich. All films will be shown on Thursdays in the Morcone Center.
    Glastonbury Abbey holds the appropriate movie site licensing to show all films. Donations are gratefully accepted.

    Facilitators: Katherine Becker was involved in public education for 38 years as an English teacher and as a high school guidance counselor. Susan (Bonnie) Delay was a senior research analyst at Boston College’s Institute for Scientific Research for 45 years.

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November 16, 2019
  • Day of Reflection: Reiki Level 1

    November 16, 2019  9:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Morcone Center, 20 Hull Street, Hingham, MA 02043

    Reiki Level 1: Accelerate Your Own Healing
    Denise Patts, RMT/Energy Medicine Practitioner
    Suggested Donation: $110, includes lunch and Certificate

    Reiki is a holistic healing modality from Japan. Used for general wellness as well as specific health issues, Reiki works to assist your body in reducing the effects of stress, tension, chronic headaches, insomnia and problems of fatigue due to illness such as Lyme disease and Fibromyalgia. Reiki helps to create an environment for wholeness to take place and will sup-port your current methods of healing. In this Level 1 workshop you will learn about the benefits of Reiki for self-healing, practice hand positions, and receive a Reiki 1 certificate.

    Denise Patts is a Reiki Master/Energy Medicine Practitioner whose desire is to work with you to balance your whole system: mind, body and spirit. Whether you need to relax and restore or are dealing with the effects of illness, her own journey to heal has impassioned her to share with others the benefits of Reiki healing. Please remember to preregister. Please call 781-749-2155 ext. 300 or email retreats@glastonburyabbey.org

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November 18, 2019
  • Meditation

    November 18, 2019  6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Morcone Conference Center, 20 Hull Street, Hingham, MA 02043

    This meditation period is a special time as you start your week to gather at the Abbey to center yourself in Our Creator. As you center yourself along with prayer, singing bowls and silence, slowly close your meditation with freshly made herbal tea from the Abbey garden. Meditation coupled with tea is a spiritual practice going as far back as the 9th Century.
    Compline at the Abbey Church is optional at 7:45 p.m.
    All are welcome!

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  • Commonweal Conversation: Nones & Millennial Spirituality

    November 18, 2019  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Morcone Center, 20 Hull Street, Hingham, MA 02043

    Monday evenings from 7:15pm — 8:30pm
    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.

    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

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November 19, 2019
  • Spiritual Enrichment: Honoring Women Religious

    November 19, 2019  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Morcone Center, 20 Hull Street, Hingham, MA 02043

    Women & Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America: Discover a World Few Have Seen, But Millions have Shared -- Narrated by Cokie Roberts
    Sister Dorothea Masuret, CSJ, and Bro. Dan Walters, OSB

    This video narrates the virtually untold story of women who exercised leadership at a time when few women enjoyed such possibilities. Theirs is a story of quiet courage during many dramatic moments in U.S history. Discover the mystery behind this small community of innovative women who helped shape the nation’s social, cultural and spiritual landscape. Following the video presentation, Sister Dorothea Masuret, CSJ, will facilitate a discussion on this presentation and where the Spirit is leading woman religious today.

    Sister Dorothea received a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Ministry with a concentration in Spirituality from Boston College. For many years she served in the Office for Pastoral Ministries in the Archdiocese of Boston providing opportunities for ongoing spiritual formation and pastoral outreach for people involved in parish ministries. Bro. Dan is a monk at Glastonbury Abbey.

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November 21, 2019
  • 7:15 p.m. Listening to Other Voices: Earl Bullhead

    November 21, 2019  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Morcone Center, 20 Hull Street, Hingham, MA 02043

    Earl Bullhead

    "Walking the Red Road: A Spiritual Journey (Heartbeat of a Nation)"

    To the Lakota, the drum has a life and powerful spirit of its own. It is used to bring balance and renewal to a person through participa-tion in dancing, singing, or listening to the drum. The drum carries the heartbeat of Mother Earth and calls the spirits and nation togeth-er. Earl Bullhead performs his songs honestly and simply. Even without a knowledge of Lakota language and culture, one listening can feel the rich treasure of the sacred here. Traveling from North Dakota, Earl brings these sacred rhythms, his story of the role of the drum in his recovery process, and his life as a Lakota singer, all to our doorstep.

    Earl Bullhead (Nica Ole – The Curious One) is an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Nation. As a singer/composer, he has been a featured artist with such performers as Buffy St. Marie, was the Song Supervisor for the video production, Ride to Wounded Knee, and has become a maker of songs for his people.

    No registration required; however, seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. Donations gratefully received.

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