Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Oasis of Prayer - Mini Retreats

Oasis of Prayer is a monthly free “spiritual mini-retreat” for those who work in the Diocese of San José.

Oasis of Prayer
For Parish and Diocesan Staff Members
Presented by SpiritSite
The Catholic Spirituality Center for the Diocese of San José

Theme for 2006: “Mystics for Ministers”
Readings from Light from Light: An Anthology of Christian Mysticism
edited by Louis Dupré & James A. Wiseman
(New York: Paulist Press, 2001)

First Oasis: Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Presented by Fr. Kevin Joyce, Director of SpiritSite
“Eros and the Spiritual Journey” by Origin (185-253 A.D.)

Daily Schedule
10a: Presentation and group sharing
11a: Hour of personal prayer
12p: Lunch (provided by SpiritSite)

Location: Saint Clare Church

There is no cost for the Oasis of Prayer – your participation is all we desire.

Come and enjoy a few quiet hours each month to reflect on how and why you are called to serve God’s people, to gain strength from one another, and to nourish your spiritual health and wellbeing. The sessions include a presentation, an hour of personal prayer, and lunch. The presentations will focus on the teachings of the great Christian mystics and how they may be applied to the lifestyles all who labor in the vineyard of the Lord.

Topics for 2006
October 18, 2006: Desert Fathers and Mothers (4th Century)
November 15, 2006: Gregory of Nyssa (335-395)

Save the 2007 dates:
January 17, 2007
February 14, 2007
March 21, 2007
April 18, 2007
May 9, 2007

For more information call SpiritSite at 408-237-9237 or visit our website at www.spiritsite.org.

Click here to download a flyer for this series (PDF).