Monsignor Timothy Verdon, one of the world’s most respected art historians, is the Academic Director of the Mount Tabor Centre in Barga, Italy. He earned his PhD at Yale University and for most of the last 50 years has lived in Florence, Italy, where he directs the Diocesan Office of Sacred Art and Church Cultural Heritage, the Cathedral Foundation Museum (Museo dell’Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore), and the Centre for Ecumenism of the Archdiocese of Florence.
Notker Wolf OSB, is Abbot Primate of the Benedictine Confederation of the Order of Saint Benedict worldwide. He is also a musician, playing both sacred music and electric guitar in a rock band. He received an honorary Doctorate of Laws from Saint Anselm College and is active in interfaith dialogue.
Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, is a leader of the new monastic movement and co-founded the Rutba House community in Durham, North Carolina. An associate minister at St. John’s Baptist Church in Durham, he also directs the School for Conversion, a partnership among new monastic communities for alternative theological education. His books include The Wisdom of Stability, New Monasticism, and a contemporary paraphrase of The Rule of Saint Benedict.