The School of Theology's Seminary of Saint John's University sponsors an annual Monastic Institute to provide continuing education and spiritual enrichment for American monastics and all those interested in monastic spirituality and practice. One Heart, One Soul revisits the 2006 institute and its focus on the future with such important questions as:
Attempts to answer these questions showcase the theme of unity in diversity and address Benedictine monasticism in broad, institutional strokes as well as in the very specific practices and narratives of monastics, oblates, and others living in various communities. In this volume, you will hear the voices of many community members ’young and old, men and women, Benedictines and intentional community members ’all speaking from the heart of their lived experience and wisdom.
Mary Forman, OSB, PhD, (1947-2023) was a Benedictine sister from the Monastery of Saint Gertrude, Cottonwood, Idaho. She was an associate professor of theology, teaching monastic studies and theology at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University in Central Minnesota.