Upcoming Retreats and Programs

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.


 Monday              Witnessing Common Life in Today’s Culture (Carla Mae preaches; Ed responds.)

Tuesday             Prayer; Liturgical and Personal After the Year of Mercy (Ed preaches; Carla Mae responds.)

Wednesday         Study for the Dominican after the 800th Anniversary (Carla Mae preaches; Ed responds.)

Thursday            Mission and Your Ministry that Flows from It (Ed preaches; Carla Mae responds.)


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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.

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Finding God in Nature

October 20 – 21, 2017

More information to be posted later to the event.