Graduate Student Reading Group

Scala sponsored a reading and discussion group for Princeton Theological Seminary students, which met weekly from September-December 2021 to discuss Benedictine Spirituality and Christian discipleship. Some of the questions discussed include: What can Benedictine traditions teach us about our own spiritual growth? How can Benedictine practices teach us to integrate our spiritual lives with daily rituals, be attentive to beauty, view manual labor and service from a holy perspective, and be concerned for the marginalized?

Participants read St. Benedict’s Toolbox by Jane Tomaine, and participated in Scala webinars and faculty seminars for reflection on the questions above. Together, group attendees explored how to integrate faith, work, and community life around virtues of humility, piety, service and obedience.

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