Integral Ecology

Integral Ecology – Presenter Linda Gibler, OP

July 21 -25, 2017


Heartland Center for Spirituality will be having a Theology Institute on Integral Ecology July 21 – 25.  Linda Gibler, OP will present on Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si’.  In the encyclical Pope Francis  calls for a renewed exploration of what it means to be human in relationship to a suffering planet. In this Theological Institute, we will explore what the Earth, Laudato Si’, and our faith tradition might be asking of us. In our days together, we will take an ecological look at key passages in the Bible, explore cosmocentric perspectives on Sacraments, Prayer, and Preaching, and ask ourselves how our gifts and  charisms (personal and communal) call us to respond to an “Integral Ecology.”

Linda, a Dominican Sister of Houston, is the Associate Academic Dean of the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio. She also lectures and gives workshops on the significance of recent scientific discoveries for Catholic theology and spirituality. Her book, From the Beginning to Baptism: Scientific and Sacred Stories of   Water, Oil, and Fire was published in 2010 by Liturgical Press.


$295 – includes room and board

$150 – commuter (includes noon meal each day)

$75 – 1 day – includes one overnight and meals

$50 –    1 day commuter (includes noon meal)

$15 –    Individual session (no meal included)


Friday July 21

6:15                 Registration

6:30                 Welcome and Introduction

6:45                 Overview

Saturday July 22

7:30                 Breakfast

8:30                 Morning Prayer

9:15 – 10:30     Laudato Si

11:15               Communion Service

12:00               Dinner

2:00 – 3:00      Integral Ecology

3:30 – 4:30      Scripture through an Ecological Lens

5:00                 Evening Prayer

5:30                 Supper

Sunday July 23 – Day of Reflection

9:00                 Brunch

10:00               Sung Morning Prayer

10:30               Eucharist

12:30               Introduce Contemplative Earth Walk

1:00                 Snack

1:45                 Contemplative Earth Walk on Motherhouse Grounds

4:30                 Gather the wisdom chapel

5:10                 Evening Prayer

5:30                 Supper

Monday July 24

7:30                 Breakfast

8:30                 Morning Prayer

9:15 – 10:30    Creation as First Book of Revelation

11:15               Communion Service

12:00               Dinner

2:00 – 3:00      Cosmic Origins to Sacred Banquet

3:30 – 4:30      Preachers of Truth

5:00                 Evening Prayer

5:30                 Supper

Tuesday July 25

7:30                 Breakfast

8:30                 Morning Prayer

9:15 – 10:30    Closing Remarks (what do we do now?)

11:15               Eucharist

12:00               Dinner

To register click here.