Latest Offerings

  • ** NEW** Travel - Shaping the Soul, Reflections on Ethiopia - September 2017
    Our senior abbot, Lynn, reflects on how travel changes us, shapes the soul, and deepens our ability to love.
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  • **NEW** 2018 Annual Gathering -- SAVE THE DATES
    Annual gathering of monks and friends of the Order will begin the evening of Wednesday, May 23, and end at noon on Sunday, May 27, 2018. The Gathering will be held at the Oblate Center in San Antonio, Texas. More details on registration and program will be available in early 2018. This was the earliest date available, future gatherings will move back to the February time-frame.
  • **NEW** Face in the Window - Reflections on Ethiopia
    Our senior abbot, Lynn, has just returned from an extended sojourn in Ethiopia where Wisdom, Spirit and wonder move the human heart. Here he shares his observation of our inter-connection with all of humanity...
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  • August Solicitude - A Letter of Reflection from our Abbot
    This month Abbot Blake encourages us to be monks-in-the world while engaging it with prophetic witness.
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  • The Mysticism of Yeshua, Fall 2017 Seminars in the Texas Hill Country
    Join us for a series of Friday/Saturday weekend seminars on Oct 20 & 21 and Dec 8 & 9 as Lynn C Bauman, PhD., introduces new material and provides a deepening awareness of who Yeshua was and what he taught. If you missed the September session on September 23-24, you will be emailed a link to the audio files for that weekend upon registration for the subsequent weekends so it will be easy to catch up. We continue to explore the newly discovered stream of mystical tradition that became the context of Yeshua's wisdom and his teaching, practice, and prophetic vision.
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  • The Mysticism of Jesus, December 1-3, 2017, Ann Arbor, MI
    Join us for a weekend teaching beginning on Friday, December 1 at 7 pm, and ending Sunday, December 3 at noon as Lynn C Bauman, PhD., introduces new material and provides a deepening awareness of who Jesus was and what he taught as a first century Jewish mystic. We will explore the newly discovered stream of mystical tradition that became the context of Jesus' wisdom and the context of his teaching, practice, and prophetic vision.
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  • Visio Divina in your Inbox
    Over the last several years images and meditations have been literally pouring into our world and OOOW Priest Alison Hine and Abbot Lynn Bauman have been working through the Luminous Gospels, illuminating the three ancient Christian texts. The wondrous sacred poetry from the Psalms and from across the Abrahamic traditions have also been illuminated. Some of this has already been shared in teaching seminars around the country and at the annual Gathering. Now, for those interested, a subscription of contemplative readings, meditations and images that blend what we are calling “Visio Divina” (a mandala like gaze at iconic images) with Lectio Divina, the heart’s listening to and contemplation of sacred texts, will be available electronically in October.
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