5th Annual International Retreat with Rev. Ron Rolheiser, OMI
Today, thanks to better health practices and contemporary medicine most of us can delay much longer both the debilitations of aging and the onset of death, but that leaves us with the question: How should we live out these latter years? Is there a second generativity beyond that of our young and middle years? We are in dire need of spirituality for both our latter years and for how we should ideally face our own death. Drawing upon literature, psychology, the arts, scripture, theology, and spirituality, this retreat will try to begin some formulations towards A Spirituality for our Wisdom Years.
Rev. Ron Rolheiser, OMI is a Roman Catholic priest, member of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate and president of Oblate School of Theology. Rolheiser is a theologian, professor, and award-winning author. Apart from his academic knowledge in systematic theology and philosophy, he has become a popular speaker in contemporary spirituality and religion and the secular world. He writes a weekly column that is carried in over 70 newspapers around the world. He is a popular speaker in the areas of contemporary spirituality and religion and the secular world. His latest work is Sacred Fire: A Vision for a Deeper Human and Christian Maturity.
Kathleen Dowling Singh is the author of The Grace in Dying: How We Are Transformed Spiritually As We Die (HarperOne, 1998), a book named one of Amazon’s Top Ten Books in Spirituality the year it was published and recognized as a landmark in the field. The Grace in Aging: Awaken As You Grow Older (WisdomPublications, 2014) has struck a chord with sincere practitioners who wish to use their aging years for spiritual maturation and ripening. It was named one of the best of 2014 by Spirituality and Practice Magazine.
Kathleen is trained academically in transpersonal psychology and works as a mentor for deep psycho-spiritual growth work. She lectures widely throughout the United States on spirituality at the end of life, spiritual transformation in the midst of life, and meditative and contemplative practices.
See website for registration and schedule information: ost.edu/events/rolheiserretreat2018/