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Spirituality theme for programs
at School of Applied Theology

Spirituality will be the theme of this year's Summer Sabbatical Program, which will run from May 26 to June 20 at the School of Applied Theology, an affiliate of the Graduate Theological Union.

The summer program, which was launched last year, is open to laity, priests, deacons and religious sisters and brothers from around the world. It is intended to serve people who desire a sabbatical experience but do not have the time or financial resources for the school's full-length sabbatical programs, which span four months.

Each week of the summer program will have its own topic and presenter. Limited enrollment on a weekly registration basis is available for those who have an interest in one or more of the topics and presenters.

The School of Applied Theology is on the grounds of St. Albert Priory, 5890 Birch Court, Oakland.

Last year's participants, such as Sister Barbara Woody, OSF, of Williamsville, New York, submitted evaluations. "I found this week enriching and challenging to live the gospel more fully," she wrote.

"I came here with an open mind, I left with an open heart," wrote Myron Gulseth of San Leandro.

The first session, which is scheduled from May 26 to 30, is entitled "Mercy in the World as the Foundation for Christian Spirituality." Leaders are Rev. Kevin Burke, SJ, who teaches systematic theology and directs the doctoral program at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University, and Sister Julia Prinz, VDMF, a missionary sister, who grew up in the Ruhr-area of Germany and belongs to the Verbum Dei Missionary Fraternity. She is a lecturer in spirituality and biblical hermeneutics at the Jesuit School of Theology and director of the Women of Wisdom and Action initiative.

During the second week, June 2 to 6, author Mary Jo Leddy will lead "Radical Gratitude in the Face of Cultural and Economic Challenges." Leddy, a Canadian writer, speaker, theologian and social activist, is a sessional lecturer in the University of Toronto's Theology Department. She is the author of "Radical Gratitude."

"Living Contemplatively in a Busy World," with Rev. Michael Fish, OSB Cam., is set for June 9 to 13. He is Camaldolese Benedictine at New Camaldoli Hermitage in Big Sur, where he offers spiritual direction to guests and retreatants and directs retreats.

The final week, from June 16 to 20, is "Spirituality for the Second Half of Life," with Pamela Prime. It will focus on the spiritual and psychological challenges adults face during the second half of life. Prime is a spiritual director, educator, author, lecturer and retreat leader.

The 2014 Summer Sabbatical will conclude on July 19 with Carolyn Foster leading a one-day reflection as a way of integrating and internalizing the input from the four weeks. Foster is an author, coach, counselor, professor, speaker and retreat leader.

For those on a four-week sabbatical, a typical schedule, except for the first week, would include presentations in the morning and afternoon on Monday and Tuesday; presentation on Wednesday morning with a free afternoon; a contemplative Thursday morning and afternoon integration session; and leisure time on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

For weekly commuter registrants, each week will include presentations and reflection in the morning and afternoon on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, except for week one which will be a Wednesday-Friday schedule. Their day will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 4 p.m.

Daily Eucharistic Liturgies will be celebrated during this sabbatical time.

Cost for four-week summer sabbatical, which includes tuition, housing and meals, is $3,200.

For weekly commuter registrants, each week will include presentations and reflection in the morning and afternoon on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, except for week one which will be a Wednesday-Friday schedule. Their day will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 4 p.m.

Cost for each week of the program is $255 which includes lunch for all 3 days. For those wishing to reside at SAT, the full cost of the program, room, and meals for the three days is $390.

For additional information on the program, contact the School of Applied Theology at 510-652-1651 or info@satgtu.org.

 
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