Upcoming Retreats and Programs

 Theology Institute

Integral ecology – Presenter Sr. 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.

Fees:    $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)

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Finding God in Nature

October 20 – 21, 2017

Presenters: Ann Axman, OPA and Philip St. Romain

This overnight retreat will begin on Friday night at 6:15 p.m. with our Movie with a Message on “Winged Migration.” On Saturday, we will spend times in prayerful appreciation of God’s creativity in nature through times of quiet, nature walks, and a birding trip to Cheyenne Bottoms.

– Breakfast and lunch are served on Saturday.

– Overnight Rate:  $85.00 Commuter Rate:  $50.00

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