Can Monasticism Save a Post-Christian World?
Brother James Dowd to Speak at St. Cecilia Cathedral Lecture Series, February 23rd
Throughout much of the history of Christianity, the church has often turned to monasticism when times became particularly tough either because Empires were ravaging their people or because Empires where falling apart, thus creating chaos. At other times, when the church was in need of renewal, it has often turned to its monastic sisters and brothers to lead that renewal. Thus, when either the world or the church or both were in danger, monasticism has often flourished.
Brother James Dowd, a member of the Order of the Holy Cross, a Benedictine monastic community in the Episcopal Church and the “monk in residence” for the Episcopal Diocese of Nebraska, will explore these themes and how they apply (or not) to a Post-Christian World and in particularly in our North American context. Consideration of the New Monasticism and the “old” Monasticism, specifically through a Benedictine lens, will highlight this talk of the Cathedral Lecture Series.
Saint Cecilia Cathedral
Cathedral Cultural Center 701 North 40th Street Omaha, Nebraska
Thursday, February 23, 2017, 7:00 P.M.
Sponsored by: Trinity Cathedral, Saint Cecilia Cathedral, Cathedral Arts Project