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9th Annual International Retreat

February 6, 2022 - December 10, 2021

Oblate School of Theology

Wrestling with God: Resistance and Acquiescence in our Journey

What do God and love ask of us? That can be answered in a single word, Surrender. But much inside of us resists, wanting its own way; so goes the journey. Jacob wrestled an entire night with God; the great prophets often said to God, Thy will be changed; Jesus himself sweated blood in Gethsemane, asking God to change his will; and even in our most intimate relationships we still resist losing our independence. Our journey in faith and in love is a constant struggle between resistance and surrender. What drives this? What is healthy and what is not? Understanding God, understanding ourselves, understanding our struggle, and understanding love.

On line and in person options

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Lecture Series

March 9, 2022 - March 23, 2022

Oblate School of Theology

The Eclipse of Romance, Sex and Soul: The Death and Burial of Chastity in the Culture

We guide our lives, consciously but mostly unconsciously, by the symbols we live under. Since the cultural and sexual revolutions of the 1960s the concept of chastity (a high symbol of romance, sex, and soul) has been effectively killed off and buried in our culture. What is chastity? Does our neglect of it help deaden our eros and trivialize soul? How is the Me Too movement a statement for chastity?  This series will focus on chastity, its need, its meaning, the consequences for its neglect, and some suggestions as to its resurrection.

Three consecutive Wednesdays, March 9, 16, 23 7:00-8:30 pm (Central Time)

On line or in person. The event will be recorded and for you to view at a convenient time.

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March 18, 2022 - March 20, 2022

Los Angeles Religious Education Conference

Theme: Living Waters of Hope

In person and virtual options available

More information and registration will come before the end of December.

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March 25, 2022 - March 27, 2022

Spirit Wind Ministry

Spiritual Renewal Center, Victoria TX

Offered in person

Title “The Passion and the Cross – Revealing Secrets Hidden since the Beginning of Time”

For more information contact Susan Oakley


April 1, 2022 - April 3, 2022

Queen of Apostles Renewal Center

Mississauga ON

Topic and registration information will be forthcoming

If you have questions, phone the retreat center 1-905-278-5229

Online Webinar

April 23, 2022

“The Mystery of our Death”

Spirituality for Our Wisdom Years Webinar”

Fr. Ron Rolheiser and Dr. Marilyn McEntire

This is the third in a series of four “Spirituality for our Wisdom Years” webinars which have been offered in 2021 & 2022. These webinars give a “taste” of OST’s Forest Dwelling Program, a 2-year intensive formational program for people seeking to live into a mature spirituality. In this third webinar, two of the core faculty members will give an opening glimpse into themes of aging which are developed and harvested on this journey. These two talks are an opportunity to discover the hidden gifts of aging.

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Keynote Talk

April 28, 2022 - April 30, 2022

Oblate Partnership

More information forthcoming

Keynote Speaker

May 19, 2022

Mental Health Ministry Conference

National Catholic Partnership on Disability (NCPD)

“Building a Culture of Community: Equipping Leaders for Mental Health Ministry”

Pre-conference on May 19 from 8:00-5:00 PM PT: Mental Health First Aid Training

Keynote: Understanding Mental Health and Responding More Generatively to it when it is Fragile or Broken – Towards a Deeper Empathy

The first part of the presentation will focus on the complexity and fragility of mental health inside all of us. What are our struggles? What defines ‘normalcy’? Where are we all fragile? What are the ‘existentials’ in terms of genetics, biology, environment, and personal wound that impact our mental health?

The second part of the presentation will focus on equipping ourselves to be leaders for mental health ministry. It will offer Ten Commandments for the Long Haul, suggesting ten ways in which we might work at proactively building a culture that responds more empathetically and generatively to those struggling with mental fragility and mental health.

Offered in person in Los Altos CA, and on-line. For more information or to register click here



June 18, 2022 - June 20, 2021

King’s House, Belleville IL

Topic and registration information will be forthcoming

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July 11, 2022 - July 14, 2022

Queen’s House, Saskatoon SK

Topic and more information will be forthcoming

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August 5, 2022 - August 7, 2022

Christ the King Retreat Center, Buffalo MN

Topic TBA

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