RonRolheiser,OMI

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LOSS Program – Blossoms of Hope Talk on Suicide

The Blossoms of Hope Brunch is an annual event to support the Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide(LOSSProgram (sponsored by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago). The LOSS program provides support services for individuals and families who have lost a loved one to suicide. Copy the link to download the talk.

https://vimeo.com/mdmentertainment/download/545630620/06bdb05b35

Restless Heart – Holy Longing

Video Series Available from Emmaus Productions

In this thought-provoking and soul searching video series, Father Ron Rolheiser poses many pertinent questions and offers profoundly rich insights into the deep mystery at the heart of our being.  His reflections are accompanied with images, music and silent reflection, all woven together to create a truly sacred and heart-warming experience.

Each of the 10 episodes begins with one of the following questions:

  • What comes spontaneously to mind when you hear the word “spirituality”?
  • “Our hearts are restless until they rest in God”. Is this your experience?
  • When is your heart at rest?
  • What’s the difference between living in restlessness and living in solitude?
  • How do you conceive your “deepest centre”, the centre of your soul?
  • Why are there dark corners in our minds and hearts? Why are we afraid to go there?
  • What ultimately alienates us from each other?
  • How do you understand the deep hungers, desires, and lusts within yourself?
  • Do you still live with your childhood fears of God?  Do you ever wonder what God looks like?
  • Is gratitude the real solution to our longing and restlessness?

In each episode, having posed a question, Ron then offers gems of wisdom in his brief reflection.  This is followed by a period of personal reflection and an invitation to identify what one wishes to remember as Ron recaps key points from his reflection.  This is followed by a call to silent prayer.

Each episode runs for approximately 8 -10 minutes and concludes with reflections for personal journaling or group sharing.

It is recommended that if using this video series with a group, that the facilitator be mindful of the readiness of individuals in the group, as some episodes may be challenging for those who are spiritually inexperienced.

For more information or to purchase this video series go to

https://www.emmausproductions.com/online-video-prayer-meditation-library/online-video-series/restless-heart-holy-longing/

“In Exile” – Complete Collection for 2020

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Rolheiser retreats available

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The Theological and Pastoral Implications of Suicide

A one hour discussion with the National Catholic Partnership on Disability

Recorded in October 2020

Insane for the Light – The Final Stage of Human Maturity and Christian Discipleship

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John of the Cross – A Contemporary Interpretation

Originally presented as part of a symposium on John of the Cross, London, England, August 1991. Published in “A Fresh Approach to John of the Cross”(Edited by John McGowan, St. Pauls, Middlegreen, Slough, United Kingdom, 1993) this article outlines the six stages of transformation (in prayer, love and service) as articulated by John of the Cross.

Updated in 2018

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Wrestling with God – Interview with Luke Norsworthy

The return of Fr. Ronald Rolheiser to discuss Canadians living in Texas, Catholic vs. Protestant misunderstandings, fire, glue, anger, gratitude, and his new book Wrestling with God.

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Everyday Faith – Five interviews with Ron Rolheiser, OMI

Five interviews with Shari Guilfoile of Everyday Faith

  • Insights about Suicide
  • The Paschal Mystery
  • Giving God Skin
  • Secularity and the Gospel
  • Restlessness

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Mary’s Shortcut: About Suicide Bereavement

A blog by Marjorie Antus

This blog is intended for those who are grieving the suicide death of someone they love. Marjorie’s teenage daughter, Mary, died by intentional overdose in 1995.

Her reflections on Mary’s death constitute part of every blog post. But she also dialogue with others–clinical researchers, poets, journalists, and writers–who have something valuable to say about suicide and those who are left behind.

Click here to read the blog pages “A Catholic Priest on Suicide” about the writings of Fr. Ron Rolheiser, OMI

Insane for the Light – The Final Stage of Human Maturity and Christian Discipleship

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Everyday Faith: The Ten Commandments for Mature Living

A visual summary by Shari Guilfoile based on Sacred Fire: “The 10 Commandments For Mature Living”

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Everyday Faith: Spirituality: We all have one. How is yours?

A visual summary by Shari Guilfoile of Everyday Faith based on The Holy Longing: “Spirituality: We all have one. How is yours?” 

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The Last Word

Read the article by Michael E DeSanctis in Commonweal Magazine.

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America Magazine

Interviewer Sean Salai, S.J. talks to Fr. Ron Rolheiser, OMI.

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Iinfinite Horizon: The Prairie Spirituality Of Ron Rolheiser

Read the article from Commonweal Magazine, August 27, 2014

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A Health Update from Fr. Ron

A letter from Fr. Ron, February 11, 2015

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A Health Update from Fr. Ron

A letter from Fr. Ron, September 9, 2014

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US Catholic Magazine “Sacred Fire” Book Review

Read a book review of “Sacred Fire” from US Catholic magazine.

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Grandiosity in our Lives

This article “Ron Rolheiser speaks on “grandiosity” in life, was written by J. Michael Parker, for “Today’s Catholic” newspaper from the Diocese of San Antonio Texas. Fr. Ron’s talk was given at the 2014 Summer Institute at Oblate School of Theology. Reprinted with permission.

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Carrying a Scandal Biblically

This article, which deals with the issue of sexual abuse by clergy, is an edited text of the 2002 Henry Somerville Lecture in Christianity and Communications. Fr. Ron Rolheiser, OMI, gave this talk called “Carrying a Scandal Biblically,” at the Newman Centre in Toronto Oct. 30 and at St. Jerome’s Centre for Catholic Experience, St. Jerome’s University, Waterloo, on Nov. 1st.

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A Shrinking Horizon: The Deeper Reasons Underlying our Struggles to Believe in God in Western Culture

This is a piece on first world missiology which tries to give some philosophical background to our present struggle to hand the faith on to our own children. It was written to celebrate the retirement of Willi Henkel, a renowned Oblate missiologist who retired in 2002. It is published in a book entitled “La Missione Senza Confini”, edited by Marek Rostkowski, Rome, Stampa Vivere.

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Hope and Concern – The Church and Culture on the Eve of a New Millennium

This is the Kelly Lecture, delivered at St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto, March 25, 1999. It tries to name both the sources of hope and concern vis-à-vis living out our faith today.

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Our Perennial Fascination with Therese of Lisieux

Presented as part of a symposium on Therese of Lixieux, Trinity College, Leeds, England, August 11, 1997, this article tries to analyze why this young woman, Therese Martin (generally known as Therese of Lixieux) who lived in almost complete obscurity and died at age 24, has so fascinated millions and millions of people form more than a hundred years.

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Key Elements in Therese’s Spirituality: The Little Way, Noticing the Unnoticed Drops of Blood

Presented as part of a symposium on Therese of Lisieux, Trinity College, Leeds, England, August 12, 1997, this article attempts to name and elaborate the key elements in the spirituality of Therese of Lisieux.

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