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Integral Ecology

Category: 2016-17 Retreat Programs

Date: May 19, 2017

Integral Ecology

What transpires when we interface the “powers of the universe,” as articulated by Brian Swimme, with the four basic themes of Christian anthropology—sin, grace, creation, and God? 

What are the cosmos, Earth, current events, and Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’ calling us to become?  Are the traditional understandings of Christian anthropology sufficient to keep even well-intended people (like ourselves) from contributing to the catastrophic decline of our planet?  What might we learn by using the lens of “integral ecology,” articulated by Pope Francis, to take a new look at who we are and who we are called to be as humans? 

These and other questions will be explored during this weekend retreat.

Friday, May 19, to Sunday, May 21, 2017
The retreat begins at 6:30pm and concludes with   the noon meal on Sunday.
Cost of $225 includes $50 non-refundable deposit, overnight accommodations, and meals.

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Linda Gibler, OP, is a Dominican sister of Houston and the Associate Academic Dean of the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio.  She lectures   and gives workshops on the significance of recent scientific discoveries for Catholic theology and spirituality.  Her book, From the Beginning to Baptism: Scientific and Sacred Stories of Water, Oil, and Fire was published in 2010 by Liturgical Press.