New Monastic Roundtable 2020
What's it about?

This annual event is intended for all those who wonder how a monastic lifestyle and rhythm could function in today's world; for those who are interested in community life and the founding of new monastic communities. The Roundtable takes place from Friday evening to noon on Sunday. Day visitors are welcome on Saturday. The meeting is traditionally taking place in Switzerland, however, other venues are being considered. The initiator and sponsor of the event is Adventure 300, a learning journey for new monastic communities in Europe.

Connecting

Each year communities from all over Europe are invited to participate. This international flair is characteristic of the Roundtable and allows for insight into a great variety of communal life. The aim is that communities from all kinds of backgrounds will get to know each other by sharing from their experience, both good and bad. The roundtable’s program leaves enough room for personal discussions over a meal or a glass of wine, as the aim is to connect people with a similar vision.

Catalysing

The personal exchange is complemented by presentations given by people who have been living a monastic lifestyle for years. These impulses will hopefully broaden our horizon and help us gain new ideas for our own practice. The Roundtable is not simply intended to impart knowledge, but to encourage people to set out on their own monastic adventures.

Cultivating

The Roundtable is a family gathering, not an impersonal glossy event with a big stage. We are open for the work of the Holy Spirit . Being authentic and sharing stories from both our victories and defeats is a key element of the Roundtable. We promote a culture of learning from each other rather than comparing and playing number games. It is also important for us to be in an inspiring environment where play and fun are possible. This is why we encourage whole families to attend the gathering. There is a special program for children and teens.

 
 
 
What awaits you?
Friday 21 August 2020

05.30pm 

06.30pm 

08.00pm 

09.00pm

10.00pm

Check-in open

Dinner

Opening Ceremony/Info

Get together

Compline

Saturday 22 August 2020

07.30am

08.00am

09.00am 

09.30am 

12.30pm

02.00pm

03.00pm

04.30pm

05.00pm 

06.30pm 

08.15pm 

after

Lauds

Breakfast

Check-in Day Visitors

Session I +II

Lunch

Session III

World Café, French connect

Order of the Mustardseed

Surprise and end Day Visitors

Dinner

Celebration

Get together

Sunday 23 August 2020

07.30am

08.00am

09.30am 

10.30am

12.30am 

Lauds

Breakfast

Closing Ceremony A300

Connecting the dots and open space

Lunch and end of the weekend

 Northumbria GB

A diverse, worldwide Christian community, discovering and living a new monastic spirituality.

Because of the current situation, Northumbria won't be personally present

Christusträger
CH

Christustraeger brothers live, pray and work together. They offer retreats and quiet days in their beautiful place in Ralligen, Switzerland.

Contributing Communities

Every year we ask a few communities to tell us more about themselves, their story, their passion and their struggles.

 

Keynote

Speakers

Our keynote speakers will talk to us about their experience with the topic

"alone & together".

Jill Weber

Jill Weber works at 24-7 Prayer as Director of Spiritual Formation. She is also the Global Convenor of the Order of the Mustard Seed, a lay ecumenical religious order. Jill is a trained spiritual director and writer.

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Jill won't be able to travel to Switzerland this year

Ian Mobsby

Ian Mobsby is a writer, speaker, missioner, Anglican Priest and an enthusiast of new monasticism.
 

"I am an ordinary bloke who is passionate about life, modern art, contemporary culture Christian spirituality, and surfing – the cyber and water varieties. I live and work in Central London."

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Due to the current situation

Ian will talk to us digitally this year

Catherine Askew

Catherine Askew is part of the leadership of the Northumbria Community, a global disbursed community of about 450 members.

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Catherine will talk to us digitally this year

Brother Thomas

Thomas is part of the Christustraeger Brothers in Switzerland

 
 
Ian Mobsby
General

Bedding is included.

Please bring your own towels.

Meals are provided.
Let us know if you have special dietary requests.

There will be special mesurements due to the Covid-19 situation

Please bring your own facial mask

Language

The whole weekend will be translated into 

English  and German.

Additionally, Saturday's session is translated into French.

Kids and Teens

On Saturday kids born between 2016 and 2005 will have their special program between 9.30am - 5pm

They will be outside, please bring clothes according to the weather

Kids until 4th grade (ca. 2010) are asked to bring a Playmobil man each

Teens (apart form 5th grade, ca. 2009) are asked to bring bathing cothes and a towel

Finances

Whole Weekend

Adult CHF 267

Child 4-16 CHF 190

Daypass Saturday

Adult CHF 70

Kids 4-16 CHF 30

If you can't afford the weekend, please get in contact with us!

Practical Information

Adventure 300

Sonnenweg 6

3612 Steffisburg

Switzerland

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