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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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$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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$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
$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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$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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March 2017
$10

¿Quién es mi hermano, mi hermana?

March 2 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mártires Oblatos de España Pastoral Center, 5712 Blanco Rd, Bldg. 42
San Antonio, TX 78216 United States
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“¿Quién es mi hermano, mi hermana, mi madre? ...todo aquel que hace la voluntad de Dios, ése es mi hermano, y mi hermana, y mi madre.” - Marcos 3, 35 El Evento: En nuestros barrios vemos rótulos que dicen: “Iglesia Pentecostal”, “Bautista”, “Metodista,” “Católica”… ¿Quién es el hermano o la hermana que adora a Cristo en estas iglesias que no son la nuestra? Aún dentro de nuestras propias familias hay personas que asisten a diferentes  iglesias.  Vivimos en carne propia…

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$60

Being Missionaries to our own Children: Secularity, Faith, the Church, and our Children

March 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Whitley Theological Center, 285 Oblate Drive
San Antonio , TX 78216 United States
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Until very recently, the churches in the USA were sending missionaries to foreign lands, Africa, Latin America, and Asia, but today the toughest missionary task in the whole world is to evangelize our own children. The real missionary task now is at home. How does someone be a missionary in San Antonio, Washington, Las Vegas, Vancouver, Manhattan, and at your own family table? These lectures will examine the cultural and ecclesial roots of our present struggles with faith and church…

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Reading Scripture Through the Eyes of Paul: How to Make the Bible ‘Come Alive’

March 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Using the letters of Saint Paul as a “test case,” this lecture will show how the Bible functions in Christian life as “the living Word of God.” It will examine Paul’s use of Sacred Scripture in the context of recent Catholic teaching on the Bible, especially the concept of “actualization.” Very Rev. Ronald D. Witherup, PSS Sulpician Father Ronald D. Witherup, P.S.S., S.T.L., Ph.D. is Superior General of the Society of Saint Sulpice and a well-known biblical scholar. He holds…

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Social Justice Institute – Daniel Berrigan and a Spirituality of Prophecy

March 10 - March 12
Whitley Theological Center, 285 Oblate Drive
San Antonio , TX 78216 United States
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Few voices in our generation have been as prophetic as that of Daniel Berrigan. He was not just an extraordinary advocate for justice and peace on the streets, but his books also articulate a spirituality of prophecy that is rare in its balance of passion and nuance, challenging us to be prophets of love and not of alienation.  This conference, leaning upon some of his closest friends and associates, will examine and celebrate his life, his spirituality, and his legacy.…

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People of Pilgrimage: Experiencing the Joy of the Gospel

March 26 @ 2:30 pm - March 30 @ 12:00 pm
Oblate Renewal Center, 5700 Blanco Road
San Antonio, TX 78216
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Seventh Annual Contemplative Ecumenical Retreat Oblate School of Theology – ORC/WTC March 26, 2017 – March 30, 2017   Join us for four days of contemplative Christian immersion. This ecumenical retreat includes group meditation, prayer and reflection time, community meals and insightful teachings from Fr. Bill Sheehan.  This year’s pilgrimage will be rooted in our own personal encounters with the contemplative joy of the presence of Christ. All lectures will take place at the Whitley Theological Center. All other retreat activities…

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