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September 2017

Simply Being Good-Hearted is Not Enough: A Spirituality of Charity, Justice, and Prophecy

September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until September 21, 2017

Whitley Theological Center, 285 Oblate Drive
San Antonio , TX 78216 United States
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$60

Our communities, civil and church, have never been more divided about what constitutes charity, justice, and prophecy. Faith issues and moral issues have never been more divisive. Today the sincere are being divided from the sincere.  What is charity? What is justice? What is prophecy? What is taught in scripture and what is the Church’s rich tradition on charity, social justice, and prophecy?  A spirituality of charity, justice, and prophecy. Speaker Rev. Ron Rolheiser, OMI is a Roman Catholic priest, member of…

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African Connection: Global Faith & Life – Dr. Dianne M. Stewart

September 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Whitley Theological Center, 285 Oblate Drive
San Antonio , TX 78216 United States
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$40

A scholar engaged in international initiatives where she seeks to diversify the academy by helping students from underrepresented racial/ethnic groups to earn the Ph.D. degree and secure teaching positions at tertiary institutions across the United States and South Africa, Dr. Stewart’s engages listeners in conversations on global faith and life, rooted in her experience of the  African diaspora with particular emphases upon African heritage religious cultures in the Americas and the Caribbean; African religions, Black, Womanist, and Caribbean theology/ religious…

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“Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up?”: Understanding the Different Portraits of Jesus in the Gospels

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until October 23, 2017

Whitley Theological Center, 285 Oblate Drive
San Antonio , TX 78216 United States
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$60

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPMNw97yqz4 This series of five lectures explores how the writers of each of the four canonical Gospels “tailors” their portrait of Jesus in order to meet the pastoral needs of their particular communities. Gaining insight into how each of the Gospels tell the story of Jesus for their particular communities not only assists us in becoming better readers of  the Gospels but offers new opportunities for enhancing our faith in Jesus the Christ. Lecture 1: What are the Gospels? Why…

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Spiritual Practices from the Desert Mothers

September 26 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday, repeating until November 14, 2017

Tymen Hall, 285 Oblate Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78216 United States
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$85

During this nine week class, we will learn about the Desert Mothers or Ammas and will explore practices that their lives and sayings offer us. These women from the early centuries of church history guide us toward living authentically, with deepening love for our neighbors, God and ourselves. Sessions will include quiet prayer, teaching and group discussion.  Though not required reading, we will be using The Desert Mothers: Spiritual Practices from the Women of the Wilderness, by Mary C. Earle…

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Bridges to Contemplative Living with Thomas Merton: Book One

September 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 14, 2017

The Rock House, 285 Oblate Drive
San Antonio, TX 78216
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$85

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.…

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Exploring the Bible as Literature, part 2

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until September 26, 2017

Tymen Hall, 285 Oblate Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78216 United States
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$40

There is a lot of repetition in the Bible – some stories and themes are repeated numerous times, phrases and dialogue are sometimes repeated verbatim. Why is that? What do we call writing about people who actually lived (King David, Joab, etc) but with dialogue that couldn’t have been preserved for thousands of years – is it history or fiction or something else?  We will explore those questions by examining parts of Genesis, 1 Samuel, and 1 Kings.  In movies…

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Art and Prayer: Collage and Visio Divina

September 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Thursday, repeating until November 9, 2017

Marian Mission Hall, 285 Oblate Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78216 United States
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$80

During times of life transition and spiritual transformation, we may seek opportunities to pause and nourish our souls. This 8-week, experiential, ecumenical women's retreat offers various forms of collage to put our inner process on paper. Through Visio Divina or divine seeing, we will have opportunities to see the movement and pattern of the Holy Spirit through this season of our lives. No artistic experience required; all creative materials provided. Each week, Tina Karagulian offers a heart space of music,…

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Zen Weekend Retreat with Fr. Robert Kennedy, S.J.

September 29 @ 3:00 pm - October 1 @ 12:00 pm
Oblate Renewal Center, 5700 Blanco Road
San Antonio, TX 78216
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$115 - $305

The Attraction to Zen  Fr. Kennedy ascertains that people are drawn to Zen as a deeper form of prayer. The attraction to Zen is not  because they want to become       Buddhists, rather it is because they seek a more contemplative prayer life. Fr. Kennedy writes: “Zen gives us a method to put  contemplation into practice.  Zen training does not us allow to analyze or theorize about prayer life. Instead, it plunges us at the outset into the contemplative act in…

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October 2017

Lower Pecos Rock Art: Corporal and Spiritual Survival of Indigenous Peoples of South Texas

October 6 @ 7:00 pm - October 7 @ 4:00 pm
Whitley Theological Center, 285 Oblate Drive
San Antonio , TX 78216 United States
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$75

October 6, 2017, 7pm -9pm and October 7, 2017, 9am - 4pm Whitley Theological Center, Classroom 106   How have the ancient spiritual practices of South Texas and North Eastern Mexico survived the last 500 years?  In part, that survival is grounded in an integrative cosmology that for 4,295 years has been passed from generation to generation. The survival of the South Texan and North Eastern Mexican peoples over the most recent 500 years has included both oral and pictorial…

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Healing Our Fractured Healthcare

October 11 @ 6:30 pm - October 12 @ 5:00 pm
Whitley Theological Center, 285 Oblate Drive
San Antonio , TX 78216 United States
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