What is Contemplation? Reflections of a Monk

May 15, 2019
Gavin House
1220 E 58th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
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6:30pm Dinner | 7:00pm Discussion
Open to current students and faculty. Dinner will be served. Cosponsored by Calvert House and the Catholic Students Association. Made possible by a grant from the Our Sunday Visitor Institute.

From mindfulness while brushing one’s teeth, to Yoga at Rockefeller, to new meditation apps, there is a renewed interest today in the contemplative life as a counterbalance to the active life. But what exactly is contemplation and how is it relevant to the life of a student? Come and join University of Chicago alumnus and Benedictine Monk Fr. Peter Funk, OSB, for a conversation about why he was drawn to a life as a contemplative monk and how the monastic vision of the interior life can enrich our busy lives.

We will also organize a trip to Fr. Peter's Benedictine Monastery of the Holy Cross on Saturday, May 18.