The Lumen Christi Institute & Our Lady of Dallas Cistercian Abbey


Monastic Wisdom Summer Webinar Series:
Wisdom from the Heart of the Cistercian Tradition


Join us once per month, June through September, for four Sunday evening sessions featuring monks from Our Lady of Dallas Cistercian Abbey who will lead us through a series of reflections examining the contours of the monastic intellectual tradition. At the foundations of the Cistercian order is the reform movement of St. Bernard of Clairvaux. In faithfulness to their founder, these webinars invite participants to see how the monastic approach to Scripture, theology, and the common life might reform our own understanding and endeavors in the labors of daily Christianity. 

This series is organized and copresented by Our Lady of Dallas Cistercian Abbey and the Lumen Christi Institute, and is cosponsored by the Harvard Catholic Forum, the Nova Forum, the Saint Benedict Institute, and the Studies in Catholic Faith and Culture at the University of Dallas.



Event Schedule:

June 27, 7:30 PM CT: 

The Song of Songs in Monastic Interpretation
Fr. Joseph Van House, O. Cist.


July 25, 7:30 PM CT: 

A School for the Lord’s Service”: A Meditation on the Rule of St. Benedict
Fr. Abbot Peter Verhalen, O. Cist.


August 22, 7:30 PM CT:

The Monastics before the Scholastics: An Introduction to Medieval Monastic Theology
Fr. John Bayer, O. Cist.


September 26, 7:30 PM CT:

The Christological Structure of Spiritual Growth In the Thought of St. Bernard
Fr. Roch Kereszty, O. Cist.