THE SPIRITUALITY OF THE RULE OF BENEDICT: MUTUAL "LISTENING" TO GOD AND THE BUILDING OF TRANSFORMATIVE COMMUNITIES
The Rev. Professor Sarah Coakley and Fr. Luigi Gioia discuss 'The Spirituality of the Rule of Benedict: Mutual "Listening" to God and the Building of Transformative Communities'. This is the fourth and final session on 'Deepening Prayer in a Time of Pandemic and Social Unrest', held via webinar at Church of the Ascension and St. Agnes, Washington DC.
Rev'd Professor Sarah Coakley. Coakley was formerly Norris-Hulse Professor at the University of Cambridge. She was an assisting priest and theologian-in-residence at the Church of the Ascension and St. Agnes from 2019-2020. A bibliography of writings by Mother Coakley, and links to further online teaching, may be found at this webpage.
Fr Luigi Gioia was a Benedictine Monk for 25 years in Italy and France and is now Assistant Priest and Head of Formation at the Anglican Parish of St Paul Knightsbridge in London. He was a professor of systematic theology at the Pontifical University of Sant'Anselmo in Rome for many years and now is a research associate at the Von Hügel Institute for Critical Catholic Inquiry at Cambridge University (UK). A retreat leader in several countries, he is the author of several books of spirituality, including Say It to God: In Search of Prayer (the Archbishop of Canterbury's Lent Book 2018) and Touched by God: The Way to Contemplative Prayer.