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National Conferences

The Br. Edward Englund Benedictine Leadership Institute - BLI
Year Three

June 20 - 24, 2022
St. Anselm College
Manchester, New Hampshire
The Br. Edward Englund Benedictine Leadership Institute - BLI
Year Two

June 24 - 28, 2019
St. John's Preparatory School
Collegeville, MN
The Br. Edward Englund Benedictine Leadership Institute-BLI
Year One

June 25 - 29, 2018
Benedictine University, Benet Academy, Sacred Heart Monastery, St. Procopius Abbey * Lisle, IL
Benedictine Youth Conference

July 16 - 18, 2017
Benedictine College
Atchison, Kansas
2015 BENet Colloquium

July 22 - 25, 2015
Benedictine University & Benet Academy
Lisle, IL 

International Conferences

BENET 2019

Glebe, Australia

Sep 30 - Oct 4, 2019

The wisdom of Benedict as the context for BENet will be explored through storytelling,
reflection, prayer, and listening. The Benedictine imperative to ‘listen with the ear of your
heart’ (RB Prologue) will guide the program which will also draw inspiration from one of
the oldest traditions in Australian indigenous culture – that of songlines. Like the epic
poems of many cultural traditions, songlines are where stories are both held and passed on;
like teacher and guide, imparting knowledge, language, and wisdom across the land and

across the years.

The Southern Cross, though present in the skies of other southern hemisphere continents and nations, exists most prominently in the Australian skies. It is strongly associated with ideas of Australian identity and its Indigenous and European history. It has been part of indigenous cosmology for millennia and features prominently in many dreaming stories of the more than 400 cultural groups across the country. In the Arrente language of the central desert, it means ‘God’s finger’ Ngkartele Tywepware. The Southern Cross played a significant role for European navigators from the 16th century as the southern hemisphere was increasingly explored. It has appeared on flags representing Australia since 1832 - famously on the Eureka Flag of the Ballarat miners’ uprising in 1854 and as the centerpiece of the Australian flag since 1901.

BENET 2016

Casa la Salle, Rome

April 4 - 8, 2016

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