How do I join the Order?
When is the next Retreat?
The 2011 Retreat will be held in October 2011, in Dallas Lake, Texas. More information is available on the front page.
How do I renew my membership?
To renew your membership, complete the Reaffirmation Form assenting to the Rule of Life and Service and return it to the Chancellor-General by the Feast of St Luke (October 18).
What is the difference between filling out the (re)affirmation form and participating in the Service of Profession during a General Chapter or Local Chapter worship service?
The (re)affirmation form is the only way of joining or maintaining membership in The Order of Saint Luke. Each General Chapter gathering includes an opportunity to manifest your membership in the Order through a liturgical rite, the Service of Profession. Most local chapters also provide this opportunity once a year. All members are encouraged to ‘sacramentalize’ their membership in this way, whenever possible.
What is Lukan spirituality?
Centered around the Evangelical Canticles, Lukan spirituality experiences the work of the Spirit within the public life of the Church, Baptism, Eucharist, Daily Office, feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, and liberating the oppressed. For a wonderful exploration of Lukan Spirituality, obtain a copy of Food For Pilgrims: A Journey with St Luke by a previous Abbot of the Order, Br Dwight W. Vogel.
What are "Chapters?"
When you join the Order, you join the General Chapter, the whole membership of the Order. The senior officers of the Order (apart from the Abbot) have the word ‘-General’ in their title to indicate that their role is as officers of the General Chapter. Each year, the General Chapter meets during the Annual Retreat of the Order. When possible, Local Chapters and Association have been formed in those places where several members of the Order can gather together regularly.
What is the "Cyber-Chapter?"
Who is the Abbot?
Who is the Chancellor-General?