Christian in the World

Christian in the World: Spirituality and Theology for the Laity is an integrated program of study, prayer and discussion for Catholics who want to live their faith more deeply. The program seeks to help participants gain a more profound understanding of the Scriptures and the Church, and to support lay people in exploring how to live their baptismal vocation in everyday life.

Topics and Speakers for the Winter/Spring 2014 Christian in the World Lecture Series

"The Holy Spirit Works in the Life of the Church and in the Lives of Individual Christians "



Scriptural Inspiration

Father Rory Pitstick


The Holy Spirit in the Magisterium

Doctor Owen Cummings


The Holy Spirit in the Christian Moral Life

Abbot Peter Eberle, O.S.B.


The Holy Spirit in Evangelization

Father Ignacio Llorente


The schedule allows flexibility for those who want to hear the lectures but are unable to spend the entire day at the Abbey.

Sample schedule:

8-8:45 Mass (Optional
8:45-9 Registration
9-9:15 Opening prayers/Introduction
9:15-10:15 First presentation
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-11:30 Second presentation
11:30-12 Private meditation
12-12:15 Noon prayer
12:15-1:15 Dialogue with speaker
1:15-2:00 Lunch -- Bring a sandwich or order one on arrival.

People are welcome to stay through Vespers (beginning at 5:15 p.m.)

Cost is $50 for the series (four Saturdays) or $15 a session. Student cost is $20 for the series or $5 a session. Books and other optional reading materials are not included in the cost. Presentations take place in the Mount Angel Abbey Library Auditorium. Bring a brown bag lunch or order a box lunch at check in. Beverages and morning snacks are provided.


For further information and to preregister, please call Cecile Beckerman, Salem, OR (503) 393-5041.