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October 2017

New Directions Workshop

October 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tymen Hall, 285 Oblate Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78216 United States
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60$

Each of us is divinely created with unique talents and gifts. Figuring out how we are being called to use these gifts is a key to finding joy and our life’s purpose. There are times when we get stuck, are unsure of ourselves, and don’t know which direction to go or where to take the next step. “Be who God meant you to be, and you will set the world on fire.”     - St. Catherine of Siena This day of…

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

October 16 @ 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

October 17 @ 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

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

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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Doing Ecclesiology in the World Church

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Whitley Theological Center, 285 Oblate Drive
San Antonio , TX 78216 United States
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Free

Third Annual Louis G. Vance Chair of Systematic Theology Lecture: Doing Ecclesiology in the World Church Rev. Peter C. Phan, PhD, STD, DD Whitley Theological Center October 17, 2017, 7pm-9pm Free Public Lecture What is the essential task of the church? Which model of church is most appropriate? Which forms of church ministry are most urgently called for today? In this free public lecture, world renowned theologian Dr. Peter Phan will discuss the concept of “World Christianity,” outlining the theology of…

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Místicos en Tradición Cristiana, parte 1

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 8, 2017

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

Los místicos dan respuesta a algunas de las preguntas perenes de nuestra existencia. ¿Quién soy Yo? y ¿Quién es Dios? En nuestra tradición Cristiana hay una multitud de personas que han sido iluminadas y transformadas por Dios quienes han descubierto su auténtico ser a través de la experiencia directa del Misterio Sagrado. Se dice que el gran teólogo alemán, Karl Rahner dijo que "en el siglo XXI un Cristiano será místico o no será nada". El místico es aquel que…

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Art and Prayer: Collage and Visio Divina

October 19 @ 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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Inmigrantes y Justicia Social: Una respuesta teológica

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Whitley Theological Center, 285 Oblate Drive
San Antonio , TX 78216 United States
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Free

Conferencia Escobedo 2017 GRATIS Esta plática es posible gracias a la generosidad de Rubén M. y Verónica Salazar Escobedo, H.O.M.I.   La manera en que los Estados Unidos ha manejado la problemática de la inmigración y justicia social esta entretejida en la cultura nacional.  Recientemente, las leyes injustas aprobadas a nivel local, estatal y nacional han agudizado una situación que se opone al bienestar común y la dignidad humana. Esta conversación presentará la problemática teológica que estas leyes suscitan y…

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November 2017

Biblia, Espiritualidad y Dirección Espiritual: Atendiendo a la palabra de Dios en nuestra oración

November 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until November 27, 2017

Whitley Theological Center, 285 Oblate Drive
San Antonio , TX 78216 United States
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40$

Biblia, espiritualidad y el proceso de acompañamiento que llamamos “dirección espiritual” son medios tradicionales para fomentar el crecimiento espiritual.  En estas cuatro sesiones vamos a examinar las maneras en que nuestra espiritualidad, la intimidad de nuestra relación con Dios, puede crecer guiada por la Palabra de Dios.  Vamos a explorar los procesos de lectura, memorización, reflexión análisis, deseo, oración y entrega. Dra. Renata Furst   Renata Furst, PhD, es Profesora Asociada de las Santas Escrituras y Espiritualidad en Oblate School…

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Consent-on-the-go for Everyday Life: Welcoming Prayer Practice Workshop

November 11 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tymen Hall, 285 Oblate Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78216 United States
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75$

Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. - 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18 If Centering Prayer is practiced for one hour of the day, the Welcoming Prayer is for the other 23 hours.  It is a prayer for letting go in the present moment, in the midst of the activity of ordinary life.  It helps to destabilize our acquired emotional triggers and heal the wounds of a lifetime…

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