Benedictine Wisdom

Beneath the

Southern Cross

30 September - 4 October, 2019 

Event Details

St Scholastica's College, Glebe
Monday, 30th September - Friday, 4th October

BENet is the regular gathering of the International Commission on Benedictine Education (ICBE).
BENet 2019 is hosted by Good Samaritan Education. Good Samaritan Education is responsible for ten incorporated colleges of the Good Samaritan Benedictine tradition in Australia. We are excited to welcome you to share in our culture and our local experience of Benedictine education. 

Australia as the setting for BENet 2019 invites you to explore the fusion of ancient and new in the Benedictine tradition as well as in Australian society and culture. The theme, Benedictine wisdom beneath the Southern Cross, has been chosen to express this fusion and to highlight the richness and blessings it will bring. Hosted by Good Samaritan Education, BENet 2019 will explore new models of governance in education embracing the diverse expressions of Benedictine spirituality which visitors from every continent and all over Australia will bring.


Read more about our theme here...

Benedictine Wisdom

Beneath the Southern Cross


Keynote Addresses


Terry Creagh: Benedictine Wisdom beneath the Southern Cross

Kathy Cox: Living into collaboratively carrying forth Benedictine Practices and Wisdom


Michael Casey Benedictine education: Two Words


Panel Presentations (only available in English - Translations coming)

Workshop Resources (More coming soon)

David Ranson - Educating for Relationship: Insights of the Benedictine Tradition for Comtemporary Catholic education

Terry Creagh & Clare Condon sgs - New Times and New Challenges: New wine must be put into fresh wineskins (Lk5:38)

Monica Dutton - Transformative Formation: The Contribution of Short-term Cross-cultural Immersion

Christine Muir Parker  - Faces of Cancer

Patricia Flynn - Healing Hearts  SPANISH ENGLISH  VIDEO

Presidential  Address

Abbot Elias Lorenzo

BENet 2019 Gallery




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