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Bridges to Contemplative Living with Thomas Merton: Book One

October 17 @ 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


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 one (Fall 2017) and two (Spring 2018) 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


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.


Entering the School of Your Experience

Week 1 – Sept. 19 Introduction
Week 2 – Sept. 26 Contemplative Living
Week 3 – Oct. 3 Contemplative Dialogue
Week 4 – Oct. 10 Exploring Life’s Questions
Week 5 – Oct. 17 Trusting Life, Nature, and God
Week 6 – Oct. 24 Praying Through Your Changing Image of God
Week 7 – Oct. 31 Doing God’s Will
Week 8 – Nov. 7 Praying Out of the Roots of Your Own Life
Week 9 – Nov. 14 Compassion: Prayer in Action

Registration fee for series is $85

For information or to register by phone, contact Brenda at (210) 341-1366 EXT 212

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

All refunds subject to 10% processing fee.



October 17
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Event Category:


Continuing Education
210-341-1366 x 212


The Rock House
285 Oblate Drive
San Antonio, TX 78216
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(210) 341-1366 ext 212