Inside the Abbey with Irit Umani on Service and Mindfulness

In Episode 2 of Inside the Abbey, Rebecca Hall and Santi Rodriguez interview Irit Umani about spiritual commitment and service. Irit Umani, the Executive Director of Trinity Center, a faith-based organization conducting programs that serve the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of the poor and homeless in Austin. Before moving…

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The Cloud of Unknowing Reading Group

Join fellow spiritual seekers for a close reading of The Cloud of Unknowing, a fourteenth-century masterpiece of Christian mysticism. We will be using Carmen Acevedo Butcher's translation. Please RSVP below if you plan to attend. You will get an email with more information and a Zoom link before the first…

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An Examen of Consciousness for the New Year

By Santi Rodriguez The Examen of Consciousness is a meditative reflection on your day. It can also be used to reflect upon the year. The end of the year is the perfect time to reflect on 2020 takeaways, learnings, challenges and highlights, and where you want 2021 to take you. It is an opportunity to recognize…

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Who God Is: A Reflection on Luke 2:1-20

The Nativity by Julius Garibaldi Melchers By Amy Moehnke It’s almost that time again, when we hear the ancient story told - you know the one: about a young, bewildered, travel weary Mary and Joseph who after being visited by angels make a 90-mile trek to a place that’s not…

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Enneagram Type Panels

The Body Types (8,9,1) Dates: Sunday afternoons April 11,18, 25 3:00-4:30 p.m. Leaders: Caroline Kibler and Calan Thurow One of the best ways to learn the Enneagram is by experiencing interactive panel interviews with representatives of each Enneagram type. As they share their personal stories and reveal their inner worlds,…

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Mindful Social Media

Mindfulness is a journey, not a destination. Integrating mindfulness into our social media experience can help us to decrease anxiety and stress, eliminate negativity, and live a happier and more fulfilling life. These are some of our social media posts inviting us to be mindful, and to practice contemplation and meditation. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram (@WeAreTheAbbey), and Twitter (@WeAreTheAbbey)

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SNACKTIME/SOCIAL/SHOW & TELL

Leader: Amanda Wischkaemper Thursdays, June 18 – August 6, 10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m on Zoom. Registration: Please register here, and Zoom will send you a link. Grab a snack and join your church friends online! We’ll share art and work in response to the previous Sunday’s Children’s Chapel, while we catch…

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