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 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 Day with Margaret Diener, OP

Margaret Diener, OP
Event Subtitle
Prepare the Way – The Promise, the Wisdom, the Hope
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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.

Advent—the season of waiting—opens the new liturgical cycle each year. Like every New Year, we feel the promise of a new beginning. What does this new beginning hold? What might one learn in the course of the journey? What hopes arise? 

Taking time to prepare ourselves is a gift. To open and wait with attention allows us to receive who and what is truly coming. As faith-filled Christians, we can recognize that ultimately the gift of Christmas, the Incarnation, is God’s Promise fulfilled. And, then, finally we realize that we are to be the bearers of the promise, the wisdom and the hope to others around us.

During this Advent day of retreat, come spend time in the quiet and in prayer preparing the Way for the Holy One to enter your heart anew.

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