Latest Offerings

  • ** NEW** Quiet Winter Retreat, January 12-14, 2018
    Join us for mid-winter peace in the country at the Praxis Learning and Retreat Center outside of Elwood, Texas. Details will be announced in late November, so check back often.
  • ** SAVE THE DATES** 2018 Annual Gathering
    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.
  • Panorama and Particularity - October 2017
    Abbot Lynn reflects on how travel and pilgrimage magnify life by putting it into perspective, giving the seeker both granularity and the panoramic sweep of things.
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  • 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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  • 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, is available to subscribers. More information on how to subscribe is at the link below.
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