Friday, 7 September
Second Day of the Symposium

German Day

photos for Friday (Flickr)

Morning Session

After Terce, Fr Mauritius Wilde, Prior of Sant’Anselmo, spoke to us about their program ‘Leadership and the Rule of Saint Benedict’.

Listen to Fr Mauritius (English):–

Fr Mauritius Wilde

Our speaker for the day was Abbot Martin Werlen

Morning Session

Talk by Abbot Martin Werlen

introducing Abbot Martin

About tradition, traditions and Zeitgeist (the spirit of the times)

listen to Abbot Martin (Deutsch)

Abbot Martin (Deutsch)

listen to Abbot Martin via the translator (English)
(the afternoon recording is clearer than this one)

Abbot Martin via the translator (English)

The talk was followed by a group discussion lead by our facilitators Sr Pauline and Sr Cecile.

After a break, it was time for Mass, Pranzo, and some free time.

Watch the Offertory Procession (video on Flickr)

Afternoon Session

We began the afternoon session with None, lead by the African sisters.

Listen to None in Swahili:–

None in Swahili

Before his afternoon talk, Abbot Martin got a special round of applause:

Listen to the special round of applause (mp3)

Abbot Martin, ‘special clap’

Talk by Abbot Martin Werlen

Hospitality: Of traditions and of the tradition

listen to Abbot Martin (Deutsch):

Abbot Martin (Deutsch)

listen to Abbot Martin via the translator (English)

Abbot Martin via the translator (English)

After Abbot Martin’s afternoon talk we had: ‘A little concert of our fingers to honour what we have learnt today through Abbot Martin’

watch the introduction to the ‘concert’ (video on Flickr)

watch the ‘concert’ (video on Flickr)

This was followed by a group discussion and open forum on the subject of hospitality.

The end of our day followed the usual pattern:-

Announcements from coordinator and liturgists

Vespers, today in German

Cena—another chance to share and get to know each other.