Latest Offerings

  • +++ NEW+++Creating Sanctuary: The Practice of Presence
    Three weekends in San Marcos, Texas (September 20 & 21; October 11-12 and November 15-16) led by Lynn C Bauman, PhD., (Abbot) with a focus on individually and corporately creating sanctuary space through the practice of Presence. The format will be largely interactive as we listen for the voice of Logos-Sophia while remembering “when two or three are gathered together in my Name, there am I in their midst.” Cost for each weekend is $115 ($35 deposit) which includes Saturday lunch. If you would like more information or wish to register, please contact the south-central priory at for information.
  • +++ NEW +++ Opening the Heart
    In this edition of Solicitude (a periodic letter from the Abbots to the community), Abbot Ann draws us into considering what makes our heart open, our souls sing. What calls to you?
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  • +++ NEW +++ Contemplation and Community in South Cental Texas~A Monthly Sunday Gathering
    Monks and friends gather each month to share contemplative prayer, Eucharist, a meal and conversation. These gatherings rotate among monks' homes in Austin, New Braunfels, San Antonio, San Marcos and Boerne. If you would like to join us and become further acquainted with the OOOW and our community, we hope you will email us at so we can let you know the next gathering location and date. (We generally meet the third Sunday of the month from 11am to 2pm but sometimes that shifts depending on holidays.)
  • The Breviary as Contemplative Practice
    Abbot Lynn discusses the historical foundation of the OOOW Breviary and offers ways this resource can be used as part of one's contemplative practice. Should you wish to subscribe to the Breviary and forthcoming issues for a modest monthly fee, contact Sally at
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  • Pilgrimage into Celtic Christianity
    August 4-19, 2019. a small group pilgrimage of the OOOW and Friends to Ireland. The detailed itinerary includes visits to the most important early Celtic Christian sites. Although the date for initial deposit has passed, there still may be room for you. If interested, contact Hermann at
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  • 2019 OOOW Gathering, Opening Keynote Address
    Lynn C Bauman, PhD, (Abbot) provides the opening keynote address on Thursday, March 7, 2019 entitled "Chaos, Prophetic Beauty, and the Abrahamic Vision".  Juxtapositioning the reality of chaos and suffering with wonder and Beauty, we are called to develop balance on our individual spiritual paths.
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  • The Contemplative Work of CG Jung: How he discovered his soul during a time of personal and collective upheaval
    In this keynote address from the 2019 OOOW Gathering, Blake Burleson, PhD, (Abbot) discusses the personal, political and social turmoil that helped CG Jung develop his deep spirituality.  In this case study, it becomes clear that difficulty, challenge and upheaval can be the genesis of deepening personal spirituality and awakening.
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  • Real Time Thomas (a virtual on-line offering)
    A twice-a-month Friday study of the Gospel of Thomas held from 10 am to Noon EST and led by Alice Despard via Google Hangouts. Each gathering consists of an opening meditation and an in-depth discussion of the logia selected for that week. Contact Alice at for more details.