Various teachers from around the world will share their knowledge and experience. The program is currently in preparation, but the following teachers are expected to deliver lessons this year.
Fr. Michael Casey OCSO is a monk of Tarrawarra Abbey in Australia and renowned writer on things monastic, including prayer, lectio and the beliefs and values at the heart of the Rule. His recent books include The Art of Winning Souls (2012) and The Road to Eternal Life (2012).
Br. Colmán Ó Clabaigh OSB is a Benedictine monk of Glenstal Abbey in Ireland where he has been the monastery infirmarian and archivist. He is a medieval historian and is the author of many books and articles on medieval monasticism and religion and has a particular interest in the history of the friars.
Abbot Primate Gregory Polan OSB is originally from Conception Abbey, Missouri, USA. He is a Scripture scholar, and under his direction the community has undertaken a new translation of The Grail Psalter for the English-speaking world.
Br. John-Mark Falkenhain OSB is a monk of Saint Meinrad Archabbey in southern Indiana, USA, and is a licensed psychologist, a faculty member at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, and a fellow in human formation with Saint Luke Institute. He has written: How We Love: A Formation for the Celibate Life.
Sr. Carmel Posa SGS is a member of the Good Samaritan Sisters. She has held the position of senior lecturer at Notre Dame University, Australia, and was the executive director of the New Norcia Institute for Benedictine Studies, at New Norcia, WA. She joined the staff at Yarra Theology Union in 2018 and teaches in the Department of Christian Thought and History.
Carmel is co-editor of the journal, Tjurunga: An Australasian Benedictine Review and is involved in the formation programme for the monks of Tarrawarra Abbey.
Fr. Mauritius Wilde OSB is the prior of Sant’Anselmo. He entered the monastery of Muensterschwarzach in Germany but later served as prior of Schuyler, Nebraska, USA.
Fr. David Foster OSB is a monk of Downside Abbey, Great Britain, who has published three books, on lectio divina and prayer and has a background in philosophy and patristics.
Sr. Manuela Scheiba OSB is a member of the Abbey of Saint Gertrude at Alexanderdorf, Germany. She teaches at the Monastic Institute at Sant’Anselmo.
Fr. Luke Dysinger OSB is a monk of St Andrew’s Abbey, Valyermo, California, USA, where he has served as novice master and prior. Trained as a medical doctor, he has taught such varied subjects as moral theology and spiritual theology and biomedical ethics. He is currently Professor of Moral Theology and Church History at St John’s Seminary, Camarillo, in California, USA. Fr. Luke has published books and articles on psalmody and prayer, including Psalmody and Prayer in the Writings of Evagrius Ponticus, published in 2004.