A Traditional Orthodox Women's Monastery
Orthodox Church in AmericaDiocese of the South

Special Monastery Invitation

Monastery College Retreat


Spiritual Delusion

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The sisters of Nativity Monastery invite college-age and young adults to join us for a retreat to be held at The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ Monastery on Saturday, November 11, 2017. We also welcome our Guest Speaker: Fr. David Bozeman.



Schedule of Events (all times are approximate):

8:30 am - Prayers before communion and hours
9:00 am - Liturgy      
10:30 am - Brunch
11:00 am - First Session
12:00 pm - Questions
12:30 pm - Break
1:00 pm - Second Session
2:30 pm - Questions
4:00 pm - Vespers

You may RSVP by calling the monastery at 903-498-4474 or by sending an email to nativitymonastery@gmail.com.  When you RSVP, please let us know how many will be attending with you.

Spiritual Delusion

Prelest, or spiritual delusion, is a common experience for most people. We all suffer from prelest to one extent or the other. As college-age students, we are especially vulnerable to this passion as we are embarking on the process of self discovery and education. In this talk we will study the causes and signs of spiritual delusion and hope to provide some methods for overcoming it. By considering passages from St. Ignatius Bryanchaninov's book The Arena, we will begin to discover the ways in which spiritual delusion effects our lives and see what the Church offers to enable us to become spiritually healthy.

Bozeman Family

Fr. David Bozeman is the priest-in-charge of St. Nektarios Orthodox Church in Waxahachie, TX. He is a 2012 graduate of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary. He is married to Mat. Amy Bozeman, who is a Registered Nurse, and he is the father of two college-age children.