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January 2017
$99

Embracing the Wisdom of Monks and Mystics

January 24 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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The Rock House, 285 Oblate Drive
San Antonio, TX 78216
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Embracing the Wisdom of Monks and Mystics Tuesday mornings 10:30 to 12:30 January 10th through April 4th, 2017 On the Oblate Campus at the Rock House Facilitated by Rev. Mary Earle and Rosalyn Collier $99 This course will take us on a journey through our inner life accompanied by twelve great monks and mystics from the Christian Tradition.  Each figure will invite us to discover the energy and potential of a particular archetype - the inner sage in St. Benedict, the inner visionary in…

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Sankofa Awards for Excellence in Education in the Black Community

January 24 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Immaculate Conception Chapel, 285 Oblate Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78216 United States
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For more information and scholarship information, please contact Thelma at (210) 341-1366 EXT 230

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$75

Bridges to Contemplative Living: Seeing That Paradise Begins Now

January 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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The Rock House, 285 Oblate Drive
San Antonio, TX 78216
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Bridges to Contemplative Living With Rosalyn Falcon Collier Tuesdays, January 10th to March 7th, 2017, 1 to 3 PM, Rock House Bridges to Contemplative Living with Thomas Merton: Book eight Seeing That Paradise Begins Now Introduction The Ecology of Paradise Entering Paradise: The Pilgrimage to Human Kindness The Heart’s Eden: Discovering Jesus Discovering Paradise Within Communities of Forgiveness Final Integration 1: Contemplative Living as Inner Experience Final Integration 2: The Loss of Self in Full Ripeness Final Integration 3: Contemplative…

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Sankofa Christian Unity Worship Service

January 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Immaculate Conception Chapel, 285 Oblate Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78216 United States
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“In Times Like These . . .”  Christian Unity in 2017   BISHOP FERNAND J. CHERI, OFM Auxiliary Bishop New Orleans, LA PREACHER   CHRISTIAN UNITY WORSHIP SERVICE 7-9 pm on Friday, January 27, 2017 Reception following   This ecumenical worship service, which is open to the public, is the beginning of the Sankofa Institute's annual Come, Taste and See Conference, at which attendees may meet the Sankofa Council of Elders as they speak on a wide variety of topics concerning Black…

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$150

Come, Taste & See: An Introduction to Black Church Studies

January 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Whitley Theological Center, 285 Oblate Drive
San Antonio , TX 78216 United States
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This conference is an opportunity to explore a pathway to academic, theological, ministerial formation and professional leadership development with black religious scholars committed to the vocation of educating transformational leaders for African American communities and communities of African American descent living in North America. Renowned scholars, authors and professors who are members of the Council of Elders or who teach in the present lectures give you a “taste” of the breadth, depth and quality of instruction offered through the Institute.…

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$40

Exploring the Bible as Literature

January 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tymen Hall, 285 Oblate Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78216 United States
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January 30, February 6, 13, 20, 2017 7pm – 9pm Tymen Hall in the OST main building. $40 20% discount for groups of 5 or more! Use coupon code "biblelit5" at checkout! 50% discount for students. Use code "oststudent" at checkout!   Join us as we look at well known narratives in the Bible to see how they have been crafted as stories. We will study various literary tools used by biblical writers to see how such techniques shape our…

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February 2017

11th Annual Blessing of the Peacemakers

February 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Whitley Theological Center, 285 Oblate Drive
San Antonio , TX 78216 United States
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Since 2006, the peaceCENTER has celebrated The Blessing of the Peacemakers, a joyous hour-long interfaith ceremony featuring music, prayer, new inclusive and innovative rituals and inspirational speakers. It is the first event marking the beginning of the 64-day Season for Nonviolence and honors all of the peacemakers in the city. It is typically held on the last Sunday in January. The national Season for Nonviolence, January 30 – April 4, is a 64-day educational, media, and grassroots campaign that demonstrates that nonviolence…

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$25

Life Beyond Divorce: Day Retreat

February 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Marian Mission Hall, 285 Oblate Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78216 United States
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“Out of Darkness the Light Shall Shine” 2 Corinthians 4:6 Earlier this year our Holy Father, published a beautiful and inspiring Apostolic Exhortation titled “The Joy of Love”. In it Pope Francis invites our church to celebrate the beauty and gift of family. It also addresses the present reality and struggles that many families are facing today – among them separation and divorce. He calls our church to provide pastoral care to those who find themselves in this sad, painful…

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$40

Rethinking Azusa: Futures of Justice and Love Within the Black Church

February 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Whitley Theological Center, 285 Oblate Drive
San Antonio , TX 78216 United States
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Event This lecture will discuss how the birth of Afro-Pentecostalism at the Azusa Street revival in 1906 expands and enriches conversations surrounding social justice and love within black churches and broader society.  This lecture addresses these central questions: Did Azusa creatively challenge oppressive theologies and institutions in society? How does Afro-Pentecostalism enrich and expand black Christian ecumenical dialogue surrounding difference (ethnic, gender, sexual, and class difference)? And what might Afro-Pentecostalism at Azusa teach us about black Christian traditions of social…

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$600

Discipleship in John’s Gospel: Listening for the Heartbeat of God

February 12 @ 2:00 pm - February 16 @ 8:00 pm
Oblate School of Theology, 285 Oblate Drive
San Antonio, TX 78216 United States
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Fourth Annual International Retreat with Father Ron Rolheiser, OMI The Gospel of John was written much later than the other Gospels and is, in effect, a mystical Gospel. For John, discipleship consists in listening to the heartbeat of Jesus. How do we do that? What are the signs that we are listening? How do we become “the beloved disciple”? This retreat will try to unpack John’s mystical description of discipleship. As Evagrius of Pontus, in the 4th century, put it:…

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