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June 2017

Ron Rolheiser Summer Retreat: Experiencing Prayer

June 4 @ 4:00 pm - June 11 @ 11:00 am
Oblate Renewal Center, 5700 Blanco Road
San Antonio, TX 78216
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Experiencing Prayer - An Intensive Experience of both Discursive an Contemplative Prayer "Set your heart to know the Lord - That he will come is as certain as the dawn." The retreat will be a silent, contemplative retreat, mostly given over to prayer rather than to talking about prayer. There will be some guidance given regarding various types of prayer, but mostly it will be a time of prayer and a time of Sabbath. This retreat will be lead by…

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$65 - $85

Summer Institute 2017: The Life and Spirituality of Henri Nouwen

June 19 @ 4:00 pm - June 21 @ 9:00 pm
Whitley Theological Center, 285 Oblate Drive
San Antonio , TX 78216 United States
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Henri Nouwen is universally acclaimed as one of the most popular and influential spiritual writers of the 20th century. The author of more than 60 books, he taught at both Harvard and Yale and lectured extensively around the world. After nearly two decades of teaching at academic institutions, Nouwen went on to work with mentally and physically handicapped people at the L’Arche Daybreak community in Richmond Hill, Ontario. Perhaps more than any other person, he was helpful in having spirituality…

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September 2017
$175 - $295

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

September 15 @ 9:00 am - September 17 @ 12:00 pm
Oblate Renewal Center, 5700 Blanco Road
San Antonio, TX 78216
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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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$115 - $305

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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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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