Below is a list of our upcoming Special Events. Here are fun ways to help and be part of the San Damiano community in 2016
San Damiano welcomes Franciscan Father Dan Horan on January 24-26 to reveal the “The Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton”.
Fr. Dan teaches systematic theology and spirituality at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, writes a column for National Catholic Reporter, and is the author of twelve books including the award-winning The Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton: A New Look at the Spiritual Influence on His Life, Thought, and Writing (2014).
Thomas Merton was a Trappist monk and one of the most popular spiritual writers of the 20th century. St. Francis and Franciscan scholars Scotus and Bonaventure inspired Merton, shaping his notions of “the true self”: “The measure of our identity, of our being (the two are the same) is the amount of our love for God.”
Fr. Dan’s approachable style is at once profound and humorous. Be sure to ask Fr. Dan about his “Play-Doh Theory of Individuation”.
If you would like to read books by Thomas Merton or Dan Horan, we have many titles available in the San Damiano gift shop.
- Franciscan Spirituality Retreat
January 24, 2020 - January 26, 2020
4:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Note: Please contact with the information below to register and get more information through heartbeatjourney.org, including registration. Or call (503) 902 – 4820. Thank you!
Year 1: ‘In the Beginning was the Gift’
Join us for the inaugural offering of the School at San Damiano Retreat Center. Following the first year of the curriculum, John Philip will teach on Pelagius, St. Brigid, and Teilhard de Chardin in relation to the sacredness of the human soul, the sacredness of the feminine, and the sacredness of the earth.
Our daily schedule will consist of prayer at the beginning and ending of each day, presentations by John Philip, meditative and spiritual practice, silence, and sharing. Meals will be shared in common and there will be free time to hike and rest as well as a party on the second evening to celebrate our time together.
The School of Celtic Consciousness follows a three-year curriculum. In other words, the themes of Year I will not appear again until the fourth year. The curriculum years do not need to be taken in any particular order; participants may join at any stage and over a three year period receive the full curriculum of teachings. Participants are also welcome to interchange locations. For a full listing of options, please visit the School of Celtic Consciousness section of our website found here.
- register with school's link above
February 14, 2020 - February 16, 2020
5:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Enjoy an afternoon learning about flora and fauna from local experts. Tour ecological sites of interest at San Damiano with tours of the water shed, orchard, owl habitat, aviary, and forest.
- Free Event
April 19, 2020
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm