Jeff Thompson
Jeff Thompson
Mount Angel Abbey is hosting an online series that explores major questions of existence.

Jeff Thompson, a psychotherapist practicing in Yakima, Washington, and an oblate of Mount Angel Abbey, presents the fall Christian in the World program in a three-part video series titled, “A Handbook of Healing: The Therapeutic Value of Benedictine Spirituality.”

“We are created to be in the image and likeness of God, yet at some point we realize that we somehow are not quite there,” Thompson said. “Along the way, we have lost our sense of this self, made to be in the image of God. St. Benedict, in his Holy Rule, offers a path to healing. He tells us, ‘Return to God.’ Through his Holy Rule, St. Benedict provides us a process for our return to wholeness in God.”

Sessions are “How Did We Get Here? St. Benedict and the Origin of Self,” “Where Are We Now? The Disorders of the Self,” and “How Do We Get Where We're Going? The Repair of the Self.”

Lectures are available online now at