The Benedictine monks in Norcia, Italy, are offering a discernment program this Summer, July 4-29. This is the same town where the Summer Theology Program mentioned earlier will be held from June 20 to July 1.
The purpose of the program is to offer young men a time to discern God's will for their life in a more concentrated way than normal worldly circumstances permit. Attendees will be invited to participate in the life of the monks as a way to guide their decision.
Discern Your Vocation with the Benedictine Monks of Norcia, Italy Summer 2011 | July 4 – 29
Study, prayer, and discussion for vocational discernment, drawing from classic texts of Sacred Scripture, the Church Fathers, and the Monastic Tradition
• All the states of life (i.e., marriage, priesthood and religious life are considered
• Spiritual direction with the monks
• Weekly outings to important places in St. Benedict's life (Subiaco, Monte Cassino)
• Weekly hikes in the mountains surrounding Norcia
• A letter of recommendation from a priest
• A $300 donation
• Open to men ages 18-30
TO APPLY: Please write to the Vocation Director at firstname.lastname@example.org