As a non-resident member of the Community of St Anselm, you’ll learn ancient monastic ways of being radically committed to Jesus – and use them to transform your whole approach to life and work.
We all know there’s a real need for integrity in our world today. In finance, business, politics and every other sphere, we need people whose actions are rooted in a deep commitment to the common good.
The non-residential programme of the Community of St Anselm is a year-long challenge to combine your job with a demanding Rule of Life that the ancient Christian monastics would have recognised. The idea is that you commit to one evening a week and regular weekends – plus several group retreats over the year – while maintaining your work commitments.
We like to think of it as a kind of ethical bootcamp – aimed at putting Jesus at the centre of your life.
With a group of young Christians from many different backgrounds, you’ll follow a pattern of prayer, study, deep self-reflection and service. Put simply it’s about doing whatever it takes to become more like Jesus – and living out that discipleship in your workplace and everywhere else.
You’ll swear off all kinds of habits and comforts to make space for the priorities of God – and make prayer your new bottom line. It’ll be really tough. But it will also be rewarding, fun and life-changing.
Meanwhile you can watch our Prior talking about what to expect as a non-resident member of the Community of St Anselm: