Benedictine Conversations

Explore the Benedictine legacy in our world today with Benedictine Conversations!

"Longing for Meaning: Seeking the Heart of God"

with Reverend David Mesner, Ph.D., OblSB


Tuesday, March 19, 2024

7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. CT via Zoom

Join us for a Benedictine Conversation with Benedictine oblate Reverend David Mesner, Ph.D., a minister for the past 40 years and a lifelong seeker of the heart of God. In the midst of the cultural chaos we experience today, Pastor Dave finds himself at a place where he is working to integrate the surprising twists and turns of his spiritual life with the pressing questions we face in our world today: How do we listen for God’s voice in the noise and pace of our modern society? How do we—personally and collectively—address the hopelessness and longing that are more and more a part of our lives every day? How can we meet God at the heart level, the deepest, innermost part of our existence? We invite you to ponder these questions with us, drawing on the wisdom of one person’s heart journey with God, and the resources and gifts contained within the Benedictine life.

Pastor Dave Mesner

is an Oblate of the Order of St. Benedict at St. Scholastica Monastery. He is a spiritual director who received his Master of Divinity at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL and his Ph.D. in Biblical Studies and Classics from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. Pastor Dave has served in multiple congregations and faculty positions throughout Minnesota in his 40 years of ordained ministry, and, most recently, he has been the Lead Pastor of Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Duluth, MN for the previous 20 years. Pastor Dave resides in Duluth with his wife, Joyce.

**There is no fee for Benedictine Conversations, but any offering to support this program by the Center for Spirituality and Enrichment (a ministry of the Sisters of St. Scholastica) will be gratefully accepted.

"One Mission, Two Locations"

St. Scholastica Monastery
1001 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811


McCabe Renewal Center
2125 Abbotsford Avenue
Duluth, MN 55803