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Glastonbury Abbey Institute Programs 2019-2020

The faith education and spiritual enrichment programs sponsored by the Glastonbury Abbey Institute provide educational opportunities for people of all faiths to connect with others and interact with the world around them.

The Glastonbury Abbey Institute presents an extensive array of educational and cultural offerings each year. Details of the 2019-2020 programs are available here. All programs take place in the Morcone Conference Center, 20 Hull Street, Hingham, MA, unless noted otherwise. Donations gratefully received. Call 781-749-2155, x300 to register or if you have any questions. ALL ARE WELCOME!

Coming up in September:

September 10 and 17: 7:00pm Sr. Kathleen Hagerty, CSJ Aging in Grace [Spiritual Enrichment]
September 12: 6:30pm Monsieur Lazhar [Faith & Film]
September 16 and 23: 7:15pm Commonweal Conversation - Gun Control
September 17 - December 10: 9:30am Kay Trask The Artist’s Way [Adult Ed]
September 24, October 1. 8, and 15: 7:00pm Fr. Nicholas The Outbreak of WW I [Spiritual Enrichment]

Full details of the above programs are available here.

Annual Fundraising Dinner Dance at Barker Tavern: Friday, September 20, 6:00 p.m.

Join us for a fun evening of entertainment and dancing with Motown Magic -- also starring Tony Funches (former lead singer of the Platters). Call to make your reservation today! 781-749-2155 ext. 331. $100 includes dinner and entertainment; there will also be a silent auction and raffle prize draw.

*POSTPONED*Day of Reflection with Br. Matthias

"Inked: Grounding Yourself in the Sacred Practice of Ink Washing"
Saturday, September 21, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Come for a day of still reflection, spiritual nutrition and moving meditation shared within a peace filled communal setting. You will be guided through this day in an attempt for you to learn an Eastern form of Lectio Divina. Whether you are artistically inclined or not, if you are searching for new ways to tap into, embrace, and express the Spirit which personally speaks to you, this day of reflection is just what you need.

Matthias is a monk artist. His life is a daily routine of meditation, prayer and studio work, and communal time among his fellow brothers at Glastonbury Abbey. All these essential elements in his life allow him to be creative in many different mediums as he sees the process in creating and living his vocation.

Listening to Other Voices:

“Prophets of the 20th Century: What Do They Say to Us Now?
Thursday, September 26 at 7:15 p.m.
Mahatma Gandhi (1869 -1948), presented by his grandson, Arun Gandhi.

Gandhi's victory through civil disobedience rather than war, inspired Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, and demonstrators around the world who have gathered peacefully to speak their truth.

When Arun Ghandi was sent to live with his grandfather in India, he learned the power of peace. He is an international lecturer on nonviolence and author of several books, including "The Gift of Anger.”

Meditation at the Abbey: Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Meditation is an opportunity to offer peace, love, and compassion during hectic times. Meditation has moved outside – weather permitting. (Compline with the Monks optional at 7:45 p.m. in the Church after Meditation.)

Sunday Supper: Sunday, September 29, 4:30 p.m.

Monthly supper served by the monks for those living alone or in difficult circumstances. Please join us for a nice, home-cooked meal!