The Future of Benedictine Retreat Ministry: An Adaptive Challenge for St. Paul’s Monastery

By Samuel Rahberg, Director of the Benedictine Center of St. Paul’s Monastery, St. Paul, MN | srahberg@stpaulsmonastery.org | 651.777.7251 | Published in the journal Benedictines Magazine (LXV:2 2012 Fall/Winter), 18-28. | Louisville Institute Project Grant for Researchers #2012010 The Future of Benedictine Retreat Ministry: An...

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Touchstones: Experiences in Nature as Encounters with the Divine

This essay originally appeared in Presence: An International Journal of Spiritual Direction (Vol. 24, No. 1, March 2018). Touchstones: Experiences in Nature as Encounters with the Divine These days I need the woods. I need to steal away from everyday pressures...

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Enduring Ministry / Author’s Intro

From time to time readers ask me to offer a personal introduction to Enduring Ministry. May this brief video be an encouragement and a useful tool for your reflection and conversations. https://youtu.be/VGfiryTklI8 Learn more about Enduring Ministry . . . Enduring Ministry's Cover and...

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The Gospel of Mark in Poem and Image

"Truly this man was the son of God . . ." (Mark 15:39) In sixteen action-packed chapters, the Gospel of Mark makes haste to convince readers of the good news of Jesus Christ. This collection of ninety-one reader's poems, combined with...

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Leaning Into the Future: A Study of the Benedictine Center of St. Paul’s Monastery

By Samuel Rahberg, Director of the Benedictine Center of St. Paul’s Monastery 2675 Benet Road, Saint Paul, MN 55109 | srahberg@stpaulsmonastery.org | info@samuelrahberg.com First printed in The American Benedictine Review (65:1, March 2014) SETTING THE CONTEXT The Benedictine Center of St. Paul’s Monastery, like retreat...

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Faith & Leadership: Befriending Your Limits

Part of effective Christian leadership is learning when to reach beyond and when to accept our own limitations. A spiritual director offers some thoughts and advice on how to do that. This article was first published on 7 Mar...

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Enduring Ministry Reflection, Celebrating the Release

This reflection is based on Samuel Rahberg’s remarks at the 17 Jan 2017 book release of Enduring Ministry: Toward a Lifetime of Christian Leadership (Liturgical Press), hosted by the Sisters of St. Benedict of St. Paul’s Monastery. We are formed,...

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The Gospel of John in Poem and Image

"In the beginning was the Word . . ." The Gospel of John opens with rich poetic imagery and unfolds into twenty-one chapters full of symbols and signs that point to Jesus Christ as truly human and truly divine....

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Cover Approved for “Enduring Ministry”

am pleased to announce that Liturgical Press has approved the cover for my book Enduring Ministry: Toward a Lifetime of Christian Leadership, now in queue for January 2017. It was designed by the talented Amy Marc (www.amymarc.design), who has visually...

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How To Foster A Healthier Year In Ministry

This article was first published 12 Jan 2016 in "Faith & Leadership", a publication of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity. Click here to view the original. Most Christian leaders can understand the way the most sincere intentions for well-being too...

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