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Bridges to Contemplative Living with Thomas Merton: Book Six

January 14, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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An event every week that begins at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, repeating until March 10, 2020



Bridges to Contemplative Living with Thomas Merton is a small group experience that invites people into contemplative dialogue. The course is based on a series of booklets edited by Jonathan Montaldo and Robert G. Toth of the Merton Institute for Contemplative Living. The texts explore aspects of contemplation and the meaning of contemplative living.  Each week a quote from Thomas Merton is read and discussed.  Short quotes from other wisdom figures of both Christian and non-Christian disciplines are also studied.

This series gently leads participants on a journey toward personal spiritual transformation and a more contemplative and peace-filled life.  Each eight-session booklet offers an introduction to Merton and contemplative living through prayers, readings from Merton and other spiritual masters, and questions for small group dialogue.

This year OST is featuring books five (Fall 2019) and six (Spring 2020) in the series.


At each session we will:

– begin with quieting our minds by using the Psalms

– spend time listening to and reflecting on the voice of Thomas Merton

– take time to write down our personal reflections

– gather in small group discussion

– open ourselves to the voice of another wisdom figure

– close with prayer


Class Dates

All classes will take place on Tuesday afternoons, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, in the Rock House.

Book Six: Writing Yourself in the Book of Life

Week 1January 14, 2020
Week 2January 21, 2020
Week 3January 28, 2020
Week 4February 4, 2020
Week 5February 11, 2020
Week 6February 18, 2020
Week 7February 25, 2020
Week 8March 3, 2020
Week 9March 10, 2020




Rosalyn Falcon Collier is co-founder of the San Antonio peaceCENTER, 1995 and founder and member of the Women on Pilgrimage Retreat at St Anthony de Padua since 1997. A native San Antonian,  she is a graduate of the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation in Washington, DC, 1990 and has led local meditation groups in Catholic parishes since 1997.  Through OST Rosalyn recently  co-facilitated the Called Back to the Well Spiritual Renewal Program 2009.  She has been a co-facilitator for the People of Pilgrimage Contemplative Retreats. She is a spiritual director and mediator and facilitates skillshops on nonviolence and transformative mediation.  Rosalyn and Jim have been married for 45+ years, they have two children, 7 grandchildren and 1 great grandson.



Registration fee: $85 (fee includes cost for entire 9-week series)



Participants are encouraged to bring a light jacket/shawl, reusable water bottle, and writing materials.


For information or to register by phone, contact Continuing Ed at continuinged@ost.edu or (210) 341-1366 EXT 240

Continuing Education events are free* to all enrolled OST students. All other students, 50% off with student ID. To receive discount, register with Continuing Ed at continuinged@ost.edu or (210) 341-1366 EXT 240. *Does not apply to meals and lodging.

20% discount for groups of 5 or more – use coupon code bridges5 at checkout.

All refunds subject to 10% processing fee.



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Bridges Book Six 2020 Registration$85.00Fee includes cost for entire 9-week series


January 14, 2020
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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The Rock House
285 Oblate Drive
San Antonio,TX78216
(210) 341-1366 ext 212


Continuing Education
210-341-1366 x 212