The Oasis


with Sheila Thomas, PSR Intern

Tuesdays, 12:30PM, in the McLean Chapel

Are you feeling stressed, frazzled or out of sorts? 

Come to the Weekly Oasis for a time to breathe and be . . . .

Join Sheila Thomas on Tuesdays, at 12:30PM, for meditation, prayer, contemplation and reflection.   Each week there will be an opportunity to engage in spiritual practices to support you during the week.  Students, staff, and faculty are all welcome.

Sheila Thomas, a third-year Pacific School of Religion M.Div. student and Sophia Center intern, is a licensed Practitioner at the Heart and Soul Center of Light in Oakland, CA, a church that is affiliated with the Centers for Spiritual Living (formerly known as the United Church of Religious Science) in Golden, Colorado.   The Centers for Spiritual Living teachings are based on Science of Mind, a book written by its founder Ernest Holmes who was greatly influenced by the teachings of Jesus.  In order to obtain her Practitioner’s license, Ms. Thomas was required to take Science of Mind courses including two years of Practitioner Studies.  As a Practitioner, Ms. Thomas provides spiritual counseling and direction and has taught classes on Financial Freedom, Visioning and Practitioner Studies.  She is currently a second year student in the Master of Divinity program at the Pacific School of Religion.  Ms. Thomas is also an attorney, with her own plaintiffs’ employment practice in Oakland, California.

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Healing N’ Unity Retreat


      “HEALING N’ UNITY”HNU Retreat Eagle

What makes your heart sing?

Come for a day of nourishment and renewal as we discover our authentic selves through fellowship with others.

“Be still, and know that I am God!”- Psalm 46:10

 Where: San Damiano

When: Friday, April 19: from 8:00a.m to 3:00p.m

All of the HNU Community is invited: Faculty, Staff, and Students

Facilitators: Carolina Vargas, Graduate Assistant & Sheila Thomas, PSR Intern

Transportation will be provided

RSVP by April 5th to Carolina Vargas at

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Lenten Reconciliation Service

Please join us for the Sacrament of Reconciliation at our

Lenten Penance  Service

(followed by opportunities for personal prayer, reflection, and Confession with priests)

Tuesday, March 5, 7PM

in the McLean Chapel




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Praying with Scripture

Lectio Divina, with Fr. Thomas Czeck, OFM Conv.

Tuesdays, 12:45-1:15PM, in the McLean Chapel

(Before prayer, enjoy lunch and table fellowship with Fr. Tom in the Public Market, Noon-12:45PM)

Lectio Divina is an ancient method of praying with the Scripture. Join us as we practice this prayer and open ourselves to encounter our God.

Friar Thomas Czeck has been a Conventual Franciscan for over twenty years and a priest for fourteen years. He is the Vocation Director for the Conventual Franciscans of California. He was formally the Rector of St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral in the diocese of Reno. He ministered at St. Francis Retreat Center in Minnesota.

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Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday


Prayer Service, with Ashes: 12:30-1:15PM

Mass, with Ashes: 5:00-6:00PM




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