Being a Monk in the Marketplace: Maintaining an Inner Experience of God in a World of Action

11/8/2012

The Center for Christian Spirituality at Chapelwood United Methodist Church will present the second event in the Cynthia and Judd Oualline Speaker Series in Spirituality on November 27 at 6:30 pm in Houston.

 

Paul Ilecki, a former priest and monk at St. Benedict’s Monastery in Snowmass, Colorado, will speak on the topic, “On Being a Monk in the Marketplace: Maintaining an Inner Experience of God in a World of Action.” Ilicki holds a doctorate in adult learning and development. He was assistant dean of the Graduate School at UNC-Chapel Hill, and currently serves on the staff of Intensive Centering Prayer retreats for Contemplative Outreach of Colorado. He conducts his own meditation retreats and workshops, teaches reflective journaling, and is a copywriter for health, wellness and motivational publications.

 

He holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in music, loves to cook, and enjoys weaving and spinning. He lives in Buena Vista, Colo. The event is free to the public but registration is required for attendance. To register, please email Nancy Sterling at nsterling@chapelwood.org no later than November 21, 2012. Chapelwood is located at 11140 Greenbay Drive near the intersection of Voss and Memorial Drive. The event will take place in the Chapel.