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June 2017
$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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August 2017
$40

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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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
$40

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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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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$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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$60

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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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.   Retreat Facilitators Tina Karagulian is an artist, poet, spiritual director,…

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$85

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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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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$85

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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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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$80

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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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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October 2017
$60

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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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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$40

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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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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December 2017
$75

Continuing the Journey to a New Normal with Hope – Women’s Retreat

December 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 9:00am

Whitley Theological Center, 285 Oblate Drive
San Antonio , TX 78216 United States
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Friday, December 8, 7pm - 9pm and Saturday, December 9, 9am - 4pm WTC 100 Detachment and transformation are processes that take place as God continues to lead us on a journey to our true selves.  Stops along the way often greet us with multiple losses such as illnesses, death, empty nest, loss of a job or relationship.  Though these events are different, they share something in common: a personal invitation to pause and tend to the new spiritually being…

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January 2018
$60

Broken Body, Healing Spirit: Lectio Divina and Living with Illness

January 9, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until February 13, 2018

Morell Hall, 285 Oblate Drive
San Antonio, TX 78216 United States
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During the six weeks of this class, we will explore ways to live prayerfully and honestly with chronic, progressive and/or terminal illness. We will practice gratefulness and kindness towards our bodies, and recall that even in illness we are “marvelously made” (Ps. 139:15). Sessions will include quiet prayer, lectio divina, teaching and community building. Though not required reading, we will be using Broken Body, Healing Spirit: Lectio Divina and Living with Illness by Mary C. Earle, to frame our classes.…

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$85

Bridges to Contemplative Living with Thomas Merton: Book Two

January 9, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 6, 2018

The Rock House, 285 Oblate Drive
San Antonio, TX 78216
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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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$40

El Hombre: Reflexiones sobre la espiritualidad e identidad masculinas, parte 2

January 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 7, 2018

Tymen Hall, 285 Oblate Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78216 United States
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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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March 2018
$40

Místicos en Tradición Cristiana, parte 2

March 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 4, 2018

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