ACTS: Where do we go from here? | Practical Applications for the Spiritual Life

Oblate School of Theology

Originally Published on the website of Oblate School of Theology

October 26 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Recurring Event (See all) $40.00

Wednesdays, Oct 26 – Nov 16 | 7:00PM – 9:00PM Central Time | ONLINE EVENT VIA ZOOM

How can the ACTS Retreat experience be more fully incorporated into the spiritual life?

This four-night series will focus on the major themes of the ACTS Retreat: Adoration, Community, Theology and Service with the intent to more fully understand what each theme has to teach us and how each theme can be lived out in our daily lives. Each night of the series will focus on one of the themes, offering prayer, teachings, rituals and communal sharing. This series of evening reflections is open to all who wish to reflect on these spiritual themes whether you have attended an ACTS Retreat or not. Participants will gain knowledge and understanding of how these four themes can be expressed and experienced practically in their daily lives. Participants are encouraged to create a quiet and prayerful space for the themselves for each night.

Class Dates

All classes will take place on Wednesday evenings, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Central Time, ONLINE via Zoom.

Portions of each class session will be recorded and made available to registered participants through November 30, 2022. Please note that periods of participants’ sharing in small and large group settings will not be recorded. In general, the teaching portions of each class session will be recorded.

Week 1October 26Adoration
Week 2November 2Theology
Week 3November 9Community
Week 4November 16Service

Facilitators

Terri Edgington, MAPM, ASC, CSD is a spiritual director and retreat leader who focuses on facilitating the transformation of behaviors and living problems originating from traumatic occurrence to make more space for the love and mercy of God.  She is an Oblate-certified ACTS Spiritual Companion, has earned a Master of Pastoral Ministry, also at Oblate School of Theology, and is currently working on her Master of Theology to be completed in May 2023. She received her certificate in Spiritual Direction from St. Peter Upon the Water in Ingram, Texas. Terri is currently working on her first book tentatively titled, Vampires, Bullies, and Panic Attacks: Transforming Pain to Promise.

Anthony (Tony) L. Deosdade, JD, MARS, CSD is on faculty at the Oblate School of Theology where his is the director of and core faculty member in the ACTS Spiritual Companion Formation Program and is Program Coordinator for the Oblate Renewal Center. He was born and raised on the west side of San Antonio. Tony is a certified spiritual director and an adjunct instructor at the University of the Incarnate Word, teaching undergraduates in the religious studies department. Tony is a former Hospice Chaplain, a former parish pastoral minister in the Archdiocese of San Antonio (Youth and Adult Ministry), and a former practicing attorney. He is a Co-founder of the ACTS Missions. Tony’s educational background includes a Masters Certificate in Spiritual Direction from Aquinas Institute of Theology; a Masters of Arts in Religious Studies from University of the Incarnate Word, a Doctor of Jurisprudence from St. Mary’s School of Law, a Bachelor of Arts from Stephen F. Austin State University and he graduated from St. Gerard’s High School.

Registration Fee: $40 (fee includes cost for entire 4-week series)

Please note: We will send you a Zoom link and login instructions via email approximately one week before the series begins.

For information or to register by phone, contact Associate Registrar, Victoria Rodriguez, at vrodriguez@ost.edu or (210) 341-1366 EXT 240.

Continuing Education events are free* to all OST faculty and staff, and to all students currently enrolled in certificate, credit, or graduate programs at OST.

All other students receive 50% off with student ID. To receive this discount, register with Associate Registrar Victoria Rodriguez at

vrodriguez@ost.edu or (210) 341-1366 EXT 240.