A Writer’s Journey: Benedictine Values as Muse with Kathleen Norris Sunday at the AbbeySeptember 4, 2018 By Event Details Date: Sunday, Oct 21st, 2018, 7:00 pm Venue: Abbey Chapter House Categories: Lecture, Scholar Presentation Tags: Kathleen Norris, Saint John's Abbey, spiritual practice, Sunday at the Abbey, writing Watch Kathleen Norris’ lecture: Kathleen Norris begins the new Sunday at the Abbey series with “A Writer’s Journey: Benedictine Values as Muse.” This new series, titled Writing as a Spiritual Practice, has Norris speaking about how encountering the Benedictines has changed her view of writing and influenced her work. Abbey Chapter House, 7 PM, October 21. Free and open to the public. Kathleen Norris is an award-winning writer and Fall 2018 Resident Scholar at the Collegeville Institute. Norris spent two years as a Resident Scholar in the early 1990s, where she worked on several of her books including Dakota, The Cloister Walk, and Amazing Grace. Norris was also Writer-in-Residence at the Collegeville Institute in 2011.