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St. Andrew's Abbey Retreat Office
661 944 2178
* Office hours are from 8:30am-5:00pm (closed for mass and lunch 11:45am-1:30pm)
* Check in time starts at 3:00pm. Check out time is 10:00am (exceptions may apply)
AUGUSTINE AND HIS CONFESSIONS
Friday, December 18-Sunday, December 20, 2020
This workshop will explore the major themes covered by St. Augustine in his autobiography, Confessions. This spiritual autobiography focuses on his deep struggle with personal conversion to a life in God. Augustine uses history, memory, reflection, and praise in his search for personal peace and sanctification. All participatns are required to read, before the workshop, the first ten books of his Confessions. The Oxford World Classics paperback translation by Henry Chadwick is the preferred version.
Fr. Aelred Niespolo has been a monk of Valymero since 2001 and was ordained to the priesthood in 2005. Having completed the Master of Theology program at Oxford University, he teaches at St. John's Seminary in Camarillo. He is editor of the Valyermo Chronicle and has served as Director of Oblates.