Cistercian Junior Seminar 2024

This year’s formation seminar for monks and nuns in initial formation will take place in Our Lady of Hyning Monastery, Lancashire, U.K. from 4th to 11th July, 2024.

This year’s presenter will be Fr Michael Casey ocso from Tarrawarra Abbey, Australia, speaking on the theme: “Living the Experience of Vocation”.

Fr Michael writes: “During these days we will reflect on the experience of vocation and its ongoing impact during the years that follow. In particular we will connect “vocation” with “mission” following the thought of Hans Urs von Balthasar. We will try to understand how monastic life opens up various possibilities for mission and helps to reduce what inhibits or obstructs it.”

We look forward to applications from Cistercian monks and nuns in initial formation in our region of monasteries and welcome participants from other contemplative orders who may wish to take part.