In our conversation, Mary and I discuss the converging stories of her own journey into Benedictine monasticism and the United Methodist Church’s efforts to reclaim the monastic tradition. Along the way, Mary shares the challenges of living into a monastic vocation that has no clear, prior established map, learning to trust the Spirit in the process, the unique form of her non-residential ecumenical monastic community, her insights into the non-negotiables of monasticism, and the fruitfulness of ecumenical dialog in the evolution of new forms of monastic life. You can learn more about Saint Brigid of Kildare Monastery here. Also be sure to visit Mary’s blog on the Benedictine life.
Into/Outro music “He Prabhu” by Fr. Cyprian Consiglio, OSB Cam., and John Pennington, from Compassionate and Wise.