Saturday, February 13, 2010 10:15 AM–2:20 PM
Listening, Hearing, and Living Series: The Practice of Recreation with Tim Carrington
How are we to rest our mind, body, and spirit in a world that constantly insists on attention to the urgent? What does the way of Benedict have to teach us about renewal, laughter, play, and intention? How can rest become part of the fabric of our daily living? Can play become a part of our lives? What might our children teach us about the way of recreation?
Join Tim Carrington, president of board of the Friends of Saint Benedict and journalist, parent, consultant, and development specialist with the World Bank as we explore Benedict’s approach to recreation of body, mind, and spirit. This vital practice offers balance that grounds our spiritual lives, our relationships, and our livelihoods. This vital practice rooted in the traditions of play, meditation, prayer, and reflection offer balance that grounds our spiritual lives, our relationships, and our livelihoods in God.
About the Listening, Hearing, and Living series
These sessions invite us to engage the evergreen way of balance in a learning and experiential dialogue with scholars, leaders, and active contemplatives steeped in the Benedictine tradition. Join us as we explore how to more intentionally bring balance and reconciliation into our daily lives.
Through lectures and conversations with Benedictine leaders we deepen our understanding of the core practices of prayer, study, recreation, work, and hospitality and provide real world settings. Each interactive session offers time for prayer, reflection, and shared community. All are welcome to attend any of the sessions held in Perry Auditorium.
Here we set our intention to listen for the ancient monastic rhythms that model balanced, harmonious living. We still ourselves in prayer, silence, and reflection to hear deep wisdom for our lives— our families, our relationships, our work. With the support and encouragement of shared communities of intention we begin again to live lives that embrace balance and foster renewal and reconciliation.
Order of the Day
We listen, we hear, we live.
Gather in Perry Auditorium, 7th Floor Tower
Welcoming, Prayer, and Setting of Intention
10:45 am–12:45 pm
The Practice of Recreation, with Tim Carrington
Reflections with Tim Carrington
Release with Blessing
To more richly experience the fellowship and hospitality along the Benedictine way, plan to stay for an optional brown bag meal from 1:15 to 2:30 pm. Bring a lunch to share or you can pick one up in the Cathedral Museum Store.
Shared Meal: Brown bag lunch and facilitated conversation with others and Tim Carrington
About Tim Carrington
Tim Carrington is a journalist and development specialist. From 1980 through 1995, he covered finance, defense, and international economics for the Wall Street Journal, working in New York, London, and Washington. From 1995, he has worked at the World Bank, launching a training program in economics journalism for reporters and editors in Africa and the former Soviet Union, and subsequently serving as senior communications officer for the Africa region. He currently works as a consultant, focusing mainly on fragile states and countries recovering from conflict.
He is author of The Year They Sold Wall Street, published by Houghton Mifflin, and also worked at McGraw Hill Publications. His writing on development issues has appeared in World Paper, Enterprise Africa, and the 2003 book The Right to Tell: The Role of Mass Media in Economic Development. Tim holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia. He is chairman of the Friends of St. Benedict, and lives with his wife, Merrill, in Washington. Their two grown sons live in Brooklyn, New York.
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