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.
Register by October 1, 2019, for a discounted fee: $400
Registration deposit: $150