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August 2017

El Hombre: Reflexiones sobre la espiritualidad e identidad masculinas, parte 1

August 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until September 20, 2017

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

En esta serie el Dr. Ramírez de Leon presentara un tema de suma importancia, el cual no ha sido estudiado integralmente ni a profundidad: El varón desde un enfoque de la Espiritualidad Cristiana, la Psicología, y la Antropología. Cristo se presenta como el arquetipo de varón integrado y el modelo a seguir para el hombre del siglo XXI. De igual manera se trataran diversas problemáticas del varón, como sus miedos, la herida del padre, el rol de la mujer en…

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September 2017

Exploring the Bible as Literature, part 2

September 5 @ 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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Simply Being Good-Hearted is Not Enough: A Spirituality of Charity, Justice, and Prophecy

September 7 @ 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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The Francis Effect: Living in Harmony with Creation

September 11 @ 7:00 pm - September 13 @ 5:00 pm
Whitley Theological Center, 285 Oblate Drive
San Antonio , TX 78216 United States
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Pope Francis’ encyclical was published over two years ago, and while Laudato Si’ sparked some great momentum toward sustainable practices in faith communities and faith-based institutions, that momentum inspires us to continually be invigorated. One of the many challenges of faith is putting it into practice in daily life, so the focus of this conference will be the implementation of Laudato Si’. This ecumenical conference will bring together religious leaders, educators, and students to explore the implications of Laudato Si’…

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Befriending the Mystic Within: Abiding in the Heart of the Beloved

September 15 @ 10:00 am - September 17 @ 12:00 pm
Oblate Renewal Center, 5700 Blanco Road
San Antonio, TX 78216
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$175 - $295

You are invited to a three day retreat which draws upon the works and the energy of the great Christian Mystics, exploring their timeless wisdom and exploring how their words deeply resonate in our fractured world today. Engaging with them in Lectio Divina and reflecting on our own unique voice and inner wisdom, we will deepen our contemporary spiritual journey finding expression through quiet meditation, interior journaling, rest, contemplative arts, labyrinth and body prayer.  Please join us for this loving…

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Art and Movement: Day of Nourishment on Your Spiritual Journey

September 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Whitley Theological Center, 285 Oblate Drive
San Antonio , TX 78216 United States
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$60

During times of life transition and spiritual transformation, we may seek opportunities to pause and nourish our souls. This day-long, experiential, ecumenical women's retreat offers self-care through collage and free-form Nia movement.  Through heart-centered creativity, movement, song, and ritual, we will view, feel, and voice the flow of the Holy Spirit within our lives. No artistic or movement experience required! Spiritual directors Tina Karagulian and Terry Pozza will be your joy-filled facilitators for this day of nourishment. Please wear comfortable clothing for movement, bring a jacket or blanket…

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Spiritual Practices from the Desert Mothers

September 19 @ 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 19 @ 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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Art and Prayer: Collage and Visio Divina

September 21 @ 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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“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

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 are…

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