Upcoming Retreats and Programs

Lent 2017 Webinar Series

Consciousness, Conversion and Grace

 by Carla Mae Streeter, OP

February 21, 28; March 7, 14, 21, 2017                                                                                                                                                                     6:30 – 8:00 p.m. CST                                                                                                                                                                                                       Free-will donation
The Lenten season is a time for conversion, but we often wonder how to enter into our own transformation. The insights of Jesuit Bernard Lonergan can help us understand ourselves and how God heals us with our help. These five sessions will explore God’s action and our intentional response.

Session One (2/21):  Who Am I, Anyway?  A Fresh Look at Being Human                                                                                                                  Session Two (2/28):  What is Consciousness?  The Soul?                                                                                                                                            Session Three (3/7):  Conversion and Healing:  Getting out of a Rut                                                                                                              Session Four (3/14):  Can I Have This Dance?  Being Grasped by Religious Love                                                                                         Session Five (3/21):  The Beautiful Human Being

carla-maeCarla Mae Streeter, OP is a Dominican of the Congregation of Catherine of Siena in Racine, Wisconsin. She is presently a professor (emerita) of Systematic theology and Spirituality at Aquinas Institute of Theology, a graduate school of Theology and Ministry sponsored by the Dominicans of the Central Province adjoined to St. Louis University in St. Louis.

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Summer Retreat 2017

Fresh from the 800th Jubilee:  Future Fruit in Dominican Life

Fr Ed Ruane, OP and Sr. Carla Mae Streeter, OP                                                                                                                                                         June 11 – 16, 2017                                                                                                                                                                                                         We have just celebrated the 800th anniversary of the Dominican Order.  Now we look forward.  What new riches can we draw from our Dominican heritage now, in these times? During this retreat we will be taking a fresh look at what is nearest and dearest to us as Dominicans.  The time will be full of the deepening of our romance with the Word, affirmation, and even some amazing surprises.

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Theology Institute

Integral ecology – Presenter Sr. Linda Gibler, op

July 21 – 25, 2017                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si’ 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 Dominican 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 Dominican charisms (personal and communal) call us to respond to an “Integral Ecology.”

CaptureLinda, 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.

To register and pay online click here.