Advent Day of Reflection ponders the meaning of welcoming holiday guests

Advent Day of Reflection ponders the meaning of welcoming holiday guests
November 6, 2007

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094

Benedictine University’s Department of History, Philosophy and Religious Studies will hold an Advent Day of Reflection on the topic of “Hospitality” from 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 15 at St. Procopius Abbey. Speakers will include Fr. Becket Franks, O.S.B. of St. Procopius Abbey and Chris Fletcher, Ph.D., assistant professor of Religious Studies. “St. Benedict advises us that every time we begin a good work, we must pray to Christ the Lord to bring it to perfection,” Franks said. “As we prepare for the Savior’s birth, and the holiday season, we should take time to examine the meaning of the Benedictine value of ‘Hospitality.’ ” “The Rule of St. Benedict tells us, ‘All guests who present themselves are to be welcomed as Christ’ (Chapter 53),” Franks added. “What does it mean to welcome Christ? To welcome family? To welcome guests? The day offers a chance to ponder these questions.” For more information or to R.S.V.P., contact Franks at (630) 829-9253.


Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.