The monastic tradition has provided many gifts for the wider body of Christ throughout the life of the church. But often they are like tools that don’t make it out of the tool-bag when it comes to figuring out the questions of how then shall we live? and how shall we sing the Lord’s song in a strange land? in the context of the places we live and work. This retreat is an opportunity to reflect on what the gifts of the monastic tradition might be for us, and how we might apply these in our lives.