Idea of a Village Conference
June 1st, 2019
It is with deep regret that we announce the cancellation of this year’s Idea of a Village conference due to the recent severe weather both in the immediate area where the conference is held as well as further abroad in the Tulsa Diocese.
One way to directly help families affected by recent storms throughout the Diocese is by donating to Catholic Charities of Tulsa, who are spearheading disaster relief efforts in the area.
Thanks to all of you for understanding these difficult circumstances, and if you have any questions or suggestions please contact below.
Since 2016 friends of Our Lady of Clear Creek Abbey have hosted an annual conference we call 'The Idea of a Village.'
The goal of the conference is to deepen understanding of our rich Catholic Faith as it radiates from the prayers of the monks and into our lives. It also means to provide a venue where attendees can gather to hear edifying talks, engage in spirited conversation, and experience some of the beauty of the monastic ideal of ora et labora.
We are grateful to have Father Abbot Anderson's blessing on this endeavor, and hope that attendees will leave the 'Idea of a Village' conference invigorated in their pursuit of authentic restoration of Christian culture.
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"Then let us love one another and laugh. Time passes, and we shall soon laugh no longer—and meanwhile common living is a burden, and earnest men are at siege upon us all round. Let us suffer absurdities, for that is only to suffer one another."
Hilaire Belloc, The Path to Rome