Welcoming the Stranger: Christian Hospitality

June 9-15wts, 2024
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Dates: June 9th 7:00pm- June 15th 1:00pm

Price: $650 (all- inclusive), $400 Commuters

This summer we welcome Father Adrian Burke to host our annual Preached Retreat. The topic of focus for this weeklong retreat is Christian Hospitality. In the 21st century, our society has faced a lot of ups and downs in social and political matters, and it feels like we're living in a world where people are strongly divided. Right now, there's a big need for Christian Hospitality. This means being open-hearted to everyone, especially those who are considered the least important. It's about treating others as if they were like family. In this week long retreat Fr. Adrian Burke will help us reflect on various components of the biblical concept of hospitality using scriptural passages to illustrate aspects of this important Christian.

Social media has made it easy for people to stick with others who think the same way they do, closing themselves off from different opinions and experiences. This makes it even more important to practice Christian Hospitality today.

Come take a retreat with us, together we'll explore the Bible and how important Christian Hospitality is. Let's learn and grow together, creating a place where kindness and love matter most.

Who Is Father Adrian Burke?

Father Adrian Burke, O.S.B., is a Benedictine monk of Saint Meinrad Archabbey since 1992, where he was ordained as a priest in 1997. His academic journey includes earning a BS in Marketing ('86) from the Kelley School at Indiana University. He furthered his studies at St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, obtaining an MA in 1993 and an MDiv in 1997. In 2003, he earned an STL in spiritual theology from The Angelicum.

Fr. Adrian's ministry has been diverse and impactful. He served in parish ministry for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis from 1997 to 2000 as a parochial vicar for three parishes. Later, from 2004 to 2009, he took on the role of pastor for the same three parishes and also served as the dean for the local archdiocesan deanery.

In 2009, Fr. Adrian assumed the position of assistant business manager/treasurer for St. Meinrad Archabbey. From 2010 to 2012, he served as the business manager and treasurer for the Archabbey and Seminary corporations, showcasing his commitment to both pastoral and administrative responsibilities.

Since 2012, Father Adrian has been actively involved in presenting workshops in spirituality within the seminary and graduate programs. He has established a flourishing retreat ministry and serves as a spiritual director for seminarians, monks, diocesan clergy, and laity. His dedication to spiritual guidance and education has made a lasting impact on the community he serves.

Need tuition assistance? Apply for the Gift of the Spirit Scholarship.

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