Nuns in the West 3 / 2008

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To begin we joined the monastic community of St. Mary Monastery for Evening Prayer (Vespers) and supper.
This was followed by formal introductions in the conference room of Benet House, St. Mary’s retreat center.
Sister Meg explained how the first Nuns in the West  began—the “genetic moment” in her words. She and
Ven. Yifa conceived the Nuns in the West project at the 2002 Gethsemani Encounter. They and the other
women participants at Gethsemani II envisioned an event at which” just nuns”would gather and
dialogue in a more intense way and at a deeper level of personal relationships. There were to be
no media, observers, or formal papers. This proposal was subsequently approved at an
annual Monastic Interreligious Dialogue board meeting and the idea was on its way.
The first gathering was so positive that another meeting was held two years later in
 2005. According to Sister Meg, it has become “one of the most important events of
interreligious dialogue that Monastic Interreligious Dialogue has ever sponsored.”

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