Session Title

The Sacred and Secular in the Monastic Chapter Room

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Special Session

Organizer Name

Charles Hilken

Organizer Affiliation

St. Mary's College of California

Presider Name

Brian Patrick McGuire

Presider Affiliation

Roskilde Univ.

Paper Title 1

The Saga of the Chapter House of the Abbey of Santa Maria de Ovila

Presenter 1 Name

Thomas X. Davis OCSO

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Abbey of New Clairvaux

Paper Title 2

The Chapter Room in the Chronicle of Montecassino

Presenter 2 Name

Charles Hilken

Start Date

8-5-2020 10:00 AM

Session Location

Schneider 1345

Description

This panel explores the use monastic chapter rooms, which were places of the encounter of the core members of a community with each other and with members of the secular world. Studies of customaries, necrologies, and chronicles give us insight into the uses of the chapter room. This panel will provide the opportunity to explore the chapter room as a locus of monastic activity, both spiritual and temporal.

Charles Hilken

Saint Mary's College of California

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May 8th, 10:00 AM

The Sacred and Secular in the Monastic Chapter Room

Schneider 1345

This panel explores the use monastic chapter rooms, which were places of the encounter of the core members of a community with each other and with members of the secular world. Studies of customaries, necrologies, and chronicles give us insight into the uses of the chapter room. This panel will provide the opportunity to explore the chapter room as a locus of monastic activity, both spiritual and temporal.

Charles Hilken

Saint Mary's College of California