Saint John’s Abbey announces The 2019 - 2020 Chapter of The Saint John’s Abbey Benedictine Volunteer Corps
This is the largest BVC that The Abbey has sent out in the program’s 16 years. The 26 men will serve on 5 continents, at 13 monasteries, in 12 countries, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
The monastic community will sponsor an Altar of Remembrance to commemorate the souls of our beloved family and friends who have gone to eternal life. All are welcome to visit, to pray, and to place a photo of a loved one on the altar in the foyer of the monastery near the abbot’s office.
The First International Buddhist-Christian Dialogue for Nuns Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Monastery, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue of the Holy See, in collaboration with Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Monastery, the Association of the Major Superiors of Religious Women in Taiwan, and Dialogue Interreligieux Monastique·Monastic Interreligious Dialogue (DIM·MID) has organized the First International Buddhist-Christian Dialogue for Nuns, which will take place at Fo Guang Shan, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, from October 13-20, 2018. The main theme of the conference is “Contemplative Action and Active Contemplation: Buddhist and Christian Nuns in Dialogue.”