Are you discouraged when you look at how religious orders in the secularized world are decreasing in numbers and have a very high average age? These conferences will attempt to name the present moment within religious life, look at the major faith and ecclesial challenges we face, reflect on our vows, look at the challenges that lie ahead, and name ways that we, as religious, can better mutually support each other inside the Body of Christ. Called to HOPE!
The Logistics: There is a different ZOOM Link for each presentation and it will be emailed to you the day before each presentation along with any handouts.. If you are unfamiliar with ZOOM there are directions on the website under the Events/Retreat Tab: https://fscaston.org/209234-2/
The Retreat begins at 10 AM on Monday, July 12, 2021.and ends at 11:30 AM on July 16, 2021. As a guided retreat there is one session each day Monday to Friday from 10 to 11:30 AM.
Fr. Ron Rolheiser is a Catholic Priest, an internationally known community builder and speaker and is among the most popular spiritual writers today. His retreats and workshops have inspired thousands. He is a specialist in the fields of spirituality and systematic theology, and a New York Times bestselling author. In 2005, Fr. Ron became the President of the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio Texas, a position he maintained until September 2020. His regular column in the Catholic Herald is featured in newspapers worldwide. He is the author of over 15 books, including bestsellers such as The Holy Longing, and Sacred Fire, also the Passion and the Cross, Wresting with God, Bruised and Wounded: Struggling to Understand Suicide, Domestic Monastery and soon to be released: The Fire Within: Desire, Sexuality, Longing and God.
Start date: July 12, 2021
End date: July 16, 2021
Start time: 10:00 a.m.
End time: 11:30 a.m.
Venue: Franciscan Spiritual Center via Zoom