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Adult Spirituality

Woodside Priory School's Benedictine charism is honored by celebrating our age-old monastic tradition and reflecting on ways in which "The Priory Way" permeates throughout our school culture.

Adult Spirituality Events

Benedictine Life & Spirituality Seminar (BLSS WEST)
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
3:30-8pm, Monastery (on campus)
The BLSS experience, the Benedictine Life and Spirituality Seminar, began about a decade ago on the East Coast at St. Anselm's Abbey in Manchester, New Hampshire.  The experience provided ongoing formation in the Benedictine way for members of the Priory community.  We are excited to offer this experience on the West Coast! Join Fr. Martin, Fr. Matthew and Adult Spirituality Director, Grace Salceanu, for a monastic experience right here on Priory's campus.  All spiritual and religious backgrounds are welcome!
See below for the flow of the evening:
3:30 Arrival, refreshments, introductions;
4:00 Monastic thematic presentation, followed by some Q and A, discussion;
5:00 Time for quiet reflection, meditation, journaling, lectio divina; 
5:45 Vespers in the monastery Chapel;
6:00 Supper in the monastic refectory;
7:00 Dishes, clean-up;
7:15 Group reflection, discussion;
7:45 Sung Compline in monastery Chapel
8:00 Departure
We have spots for about 9 people.  RSVP here.
Reach out with questions to Grace at gsalceanu@prioryca.org 
Creative Waiting: Advent Reflection
Wednesday, December 7, 2022
9:15am-11am, Monastery (on campus)
Join Grace Salceanu, Director of Adult Spirituality, Fr. Matthew & Fr. Martin for coffee, community and conversation about the season of Advent and creative waiting in hope.  All are welcome! RSVP here.
Reach out with questions to Grace at gsalceanu@prioryca.org 


Links to Benedictine Books
International Benedictine Education Websites
Saint Benedict
Benedictine Order
Benedictine Monk's Daily Routine
Priory's Benedictine Tradition Videos

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    Grace Salceanu 

    Director of Adult Spirituality and Theology Teacher
    (650) 851-6111
    Fordham University - BA
    Santa Clara University - MA