Retreats

Retreat weekend with Ron Rolheiser, OMI

Ron Rolheiser
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Listening for the Heartbeat of God: Discipleship in John’s Gospel
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November 14-17, 2019

A popular retreat leader, Ron Rolheiser will bring John’s Gospel and Christian discipleship into focus in this contemplative retreat. The Gospel of John was written much later than the other Gospels and is much more mystical than many other parts of scripture. For John, discipleship consists in listening to the heartbeat of God.  How do we do that? What are the signs that we are listening? How do we become “the beloved disciple” who hears Christ’s heartbeat?  This retreat will try to unpack John’s mystical description of discipleship. As Evagrius of Pontus, in the 4th Century, put it: Breast of the Lord, Kingdom of God: who rests against it, a theologian shall be. 

Ron Rolheiser, OMI, a Catholic priest and member of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, is currently president of the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas. Known as a community-builder, speaker and writer, Ron’s books on Christian spirituality are popular throughout the English-speaking world and his weekly column is carried by more than seventy newspapers worldwide. Ron’s newest book is Wrestling with God: Finding Hope and Meaning in Our Daily Struggles to Be Human, released in May 2018.

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Fee
Fee for the program with 3 nights lodging and meals: $450
Register by October 1, 2019, for a discounted fee: $400
Registration deposit
Commuter fee: $375
Registration deposit: $150

Advent retreat day with Fr. Padraig Greene

Fr. Padraig Greene
Event Subtitle
Waiting in Joyful Hope — What Are You Waiting For?
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December 7, 2019
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9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Eucharist will follow at 5 p.m.

Join Fr. Padraig to enter more deeply into the Advent season through a contemplative day. This is an opportunity to spend time reflecting on the gift of hope that lies within us all. Reconnecting with both the longing for it and the joy of this holy gift can transform the days leading us toward the promise of light and life that is renewed in the season of Christmas and the gift of a New Year. Eucharist will close the day for those who wish to linger.

Fr. Padraig Greene, a priest of the Oakland diocese, currently serves as a hospital chaplain.  He served for many years as a priest in the Catholic community of Pleasanton, California. Padraig directed the retreat center at the Family Life Centre in Boyle, Ireland, which was founded in 1987 as a diocesan response to family needs, providing a variety of services and programs.

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Fee: $75, includes lunch
Registration deposit
Registration deposit: $25