Our world circumstances in 2020 have allowed for retreats and workshops to be accessible to more people. All of the following events are available on-line from the comfort of your own home.

Losing a Loved One to Suicide: The Nightmare and its Aftermath

September 11, 2020

A two hour live interactive conversation with Ron Rolheiser, OMI

Sponsored by Paraclete Press

How do we cope with the loss of a loved one who dies by suicide? How can we understand such a death? How do we grieve such a death? How do we stop second-guessing ourselves for not being more present to that person? How do we redeem the memory of the person? And … is this soul who got so lost here on earth lost as well in eternity? Where do the seeds of consolation lie?

This webinar will be interactive and to ensure that each participant will be given sufficient time and space to ask questions and engage in real dialogue on this issue, the webinar will accept only 100 participants.

For more information or to register click here 

Living the Ups and Downs of Faith

September 26, 2020

On line retreat

Offered by Vallombrosa Retreat Center

“We live with a deep secret that sometimes we know, and then not!” Faith has this curious quality. Some days we can walk on water and other days we feel like atheists. These talks will explore the deep inner dynamics of faith. What is real faith? What is genuine doubt? What are the dark nights of the soul that can assail us? How do we work at sustaining a genuine faith?

The Saturday ZOOM schedule is as follows:

• 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM – Session 1

• 10:45 -12:00 PM – Session 2

• 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM – with a break in the middle. Session 3

NB: Retreat will be recorded for ticket holders who are unable to attend, and available for view until the end of the month.

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Generative Discipleship – The Deeper Secrets inside the Gospels

October 6, 2020 - October 20, 2020

On line event via ZOOM

Oblate School of Theology

Three sessions on October 6, 13 &20 7:00-8:30pm Central Time

How do we move from being good to being great? How do we break the long-standing patterns and habits of mediocrity in our lives? How do we move beyond the last and deepest sadness of our lives? These Lectures will attempt to take a deeper look at the invitations that Jesus has given us to grow. The great mystics have always stated that when we reach the highest level of human maturity, we will have only one question left: How can I be more helpful? How can we be more mature, more helpful, and more generative? The secrets lie inside the Gospels.

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Lives of the Saints – from Early Christian Martyrs to People Magazine

November 1, 2020

ZOOM talk offered by St. Hubert Parish, Whidbey Island WA

The most powerful books ever written are not written on paper but in the lives, faces, and witness of real people who inspire us and whose lives we want to emulate. For many centuries this was an important way Christian spirituality was taught. We were given the lives of the saints to imitate. For reasons ranging from the way many of the lives of the saints were written to the fact that many people today see the lives of the rich and famous as the “lives of the saints”, devotion to the saints today has sharply declined. We are the poorer for this. What do the saints of old still have to tell us? Who are the saints of today? Hagiography in a new key.

This event is free. For more information or to register contact



Living with less Fear in Our Lives: Trusting in a Wise, Prodigal, and Fully Empathic God

November 7, 2020

On line retreat

Maylake Ministries

9:00am – noon

This VIRTUAL EVENT is expected to sell out.  Please register now to hold your reservation.

A week before the event you will receive an email with a secure password and instructions on how to join this virtual event on November 7th.

For more information or to register click here 


The Future of Christian Spirituality

November 12, 2020 - November 14, 2020

This webinar conference (on ZOOM) will be held to honor Father Ronald Rolheiser, OMI, who is internationally renowned for his contribution to the field of Christian Spirituality. The speakers will share their vision for the future of the field, both in popular literature and in the academy.

Fr. Rolheiser’s life’s work draws from the deep wells of Christian tradition and shares these insights with both popular audiences and in the academic community. While serving as President of the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio Texas, his vision led to the formation of one of the few Ph.D. programs in Christian Spirituality in the world, training for the next generation of spirituality writers and scholars.

Keynote speakers for this event include Ruth Haley Barton, Sandra Schneiders, Ron Rolheiser, Robert Ellsberg, John Shea, Philip Sheldrake, and Wendy Wright.

For more information about the speakers, the full schedule, and information about registration click here

Discussion on Suicide

November 20, 2020

On line presentation and discussion

Paraclete Press

More information including registration will be forthcoming

Day Course for Diaconal Formation Program

November 21, 2020

Diocese of Austin Texas

Topic “Sacred Fire: An Anthropology and Spirituality of Sexuality

Not open to the public


Principles for Living a Mystically Driven Life

December 4, 2020 - December 6, 2020

On line retreat

Star of the North Retreat Center

Mysticism is the best kept secret within our spiritual and ecclesial circles. But, alongside Scripture, it is a very rich source of insight and revelation from which to draw guidance for our journey. This retreat will draw on the lives and insights of a number of classical and contemporary mystics, Therese of Lisieux, Julian of Norwich, John of the Cross, Ruth Burrows, and Henri Nouwen, to see what these men and women, famous for touching the souls of so many people, have to offer us. How might we live a mystically-driven life?

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Advent Retreat

December 11, 2020

On line

Paraclete Press

Time and topic TBA

More information will be forthcoming