Bridges to Contemplative Living

Oblate School of Theology

285 Oblate Drive, San Antonio, TX 78216, United States

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Bridges to Contemplative Living

With Rosalyn Falcon Collier

Tuesdays, September 20 to November 15th, 2016, 1 to 3 PM, Rock House

Bridges to Contemplative Living with Thomas Merton: Book seven

Adjusting Your Life’s Vision

  1. Introduction
  2. Becoming Instruments of Reconciliation
  3. Nonviolence: A Vision of Hope for Humankind
  4. A Prophetic, Radically Catholic, Contemplative Vision
  5. Listening for God in the Voice of the Stranger
  6. Our Vocation to Unity
  7. Voicing Our Inner “Yes” to God and Neighbor
  8. Finding Our Place in God’s Scheme of Things
  9. Dying as a Catalyst for Continuing Transformation


Tuesdays, January 10th to March 7th, 2017, 1 to 3 PM, Rock House

Bridges to Contemplative Living with Thomas Merton: Book eight

Seeing That Paradise Begins Now

  1. Introduction
  2. The Ecology of Paradise
  3. Entering Paradise: The Pilgrimage to Human Kindness
  4. The Heart’s Eden: Discovering Jesus
  5. Discovering Paradise Within Communities of Forgiveness
  6. Final Integration 1: Contemplative Living as Inner Experience
  7. Final Integration 2: The Loss of Self in Full Ripeness
  8. Final Integration 3: Contemplative Living & Peacemaking
  9. A Transforming Vision of Love’s True Horizons
At each session we will:
- Begin with quieting our minds by using the Psalms
- Spend time listening and reflecting on the voice of Thomas Merton
- Take time to write down our personal reflections
- Gather in small group discussion
- Open ourselves to the voice of another wisdom figure
- Close with prayer

Rosalyn Falcon Collier
is co-founder of the San Antonio peaceCENTER, 1995 and founder and member of the Women on Pilgrimage Retreat at St Anthony de Padua since 1997. A native San Antonian,  she is a graduate of the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation in Washington, DC, 1990 and has led local meditation groups in Catholic parishes since 1997.  Through OST Rosalyn recently  co-facilitated the Called Back to the Well Spiritual Renewal Program 2009.  She has been a co-facilitator for the People of Pilgrimage Contemplative Retreats. She is a spiritual director and mediator and facilitates skillshops on nonviolence and transformative mediation.  Rosalyn and Jim have been married for 45+ years, they have two children, 7 grandchildren and 1 great grandson.  

For information, to register by phone,
or pay by check, please  call Brenda at
(210) 341-1366 ext. 212
Oblate School of Theology
285 Oblate Drive, San Antonio, TX 78216, United States
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Continuing Education at Oblate School of Theology provides a variety of learning opportunities to active ministers and laity who are interested in updating their theology and keeping abreast with developments in the Church. Oblate’s faculty offers short courses, seminars, workshops and lectures during the fall and spring semesters and during summer school. Visiting faculty and resource persons are also invited to make presentations. Subjects include a wide range of topics related to spirituality, scripture, contemporary social issues and pastoral skills. One CEU (Continuing Education Unit) can be awarded for attending 10 clock hours of a Continuing Education offering. The School provides a certificate verifying attendance.
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San Antonio, TX 78216
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Adjusting Your Life’s Vision
Adjusting Your Life’s Vision Tuesdays, 9/20/16 - 11/15/16
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Seeing That Paradise Begins Now Tuesdays, 1/10/17 - 3/7/17
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