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Monastic Wisdom for Everyday Living

Monastic Wisdom for Everyday Living

An archive of sermons, workshops, and teachings that seek to distill the collective wisdom of the past
and offer practical counsel for living in today’s world.

For the five Tuesdays of Lent, we are offering a preaching series on the challenges and rewards of living by a rule of life. Drawing on chapters from SSJE’s Rule, we invite you to consider the richness that comes from having a Framework for Freedom. Join us in the Chapel at 5:30, or listen online: February 28, March 6, March 13, March 20, March 27. Click here to visit the series page.

February 28 – Mutual Support and Encouragement – Br. Curtis Almquist
March 6 – Our Founders and the Grace of Tradition – Br. Geoffrey Tristram
March 13 – Our Dedication to the Disciple whom Jesus Loved – Br. Kevin Hackett
March 20 – The Maturing of Our Minds in Christ – Br. Mark Brown
March 27 – The Cell and Solitude – Br. David Vryhof

Sermon Series

Practicing Patience

An Advent preaching series that encourages us to wait, watch, listen, and look for the coming of the Lord.

Wait · Watch · Listen · Look

Conversations on the Way

Looking to the fundamentals of the Christian faith.

The Man · The Message · The Movement

Toward Larger Life: Sermons on Resurrection

In Jesus’ resurrection from the dead, we are given the invitation to move toward life that is larger, more expansive, broader, higher, than anything we have ever imagined.

Complete, With Questions · Believe In It? I’ve Seen It! · Cavemen and Potatoes · Bowed But Not Bound · The Secret of Self-Surrender · Look to the Glory

A Living Tradition

The Brothers, discuss their experience and practice of living their Rule of Life.

View the discussion here

Longing for Christ

Reflecting on the promises and gifts that God makes to us in his Son, Jesus.

Peace · Judgment · Salvation · Light

Tent of Meeting

Exploring what it means to worship God at all times and in all places.

Wilderness · Shrine · Temple · Tent

Breaking the Word

This series breaks open central words of the faith to nourish the soul.

Conversion · Forgiveness · Grace · Redemption · Passion

Teach Us to Pray

Teaching on the seven classic forms of prayer.

Praise · Thanksgiving · Intercession · Adoration · Oblation · Penitence · Petition

World Turned Upside-Down

This Eastertide series draws from stories in Acts to reflect on finding Jesus in our volatile world.

Breathe · Life · Resurrection · Gaze · Believe

Rule of Life

Shares spiritual practices drawn from the Brothers’ Rule of Life.

Community · Prayer & Life · Silence

Theological Reflections


A meditation on the power of Jesus’ resurrection, here and now and always.



What does it mean for God to be present to us in the flesh, every moment?



A meditation on the transformative power of daily prayer.


Discernment in Prayer

Explores the role of prayer in making life choices and discovering our calling.

Vocation · Discovering Vocation · Trusting Vocation · Hearing God’s Voice

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