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***CANCELLED***Thin Places I Have Known: Spirituality & Healthcare Conference

March 13 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


The ancient Celtic tradition speaks of “thin places,” where the separation between heaven and earth is so small, at least for a moment, one glimpses the mystery of the divine. This conference will explore the transformative dimensions of these experiences to advance the competency of transdisciplinary professionals by developing their ability to integrate a spiritual dimension into practice, thus improving their capacity to recognize and attend to the spiritual needs of their patients, clients, colleagues, and self. This conference is designed with local Allied Healthcare Professionals, Chaplains, Physicians, Healthcare Educators, Hospice Staff, Nurses, and Social Workers in mind.

Nancy Nielsen, MD, PhD – senior associate dean for health policy and clinical professor of medicine at the University at Buffalo’s Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Philip Sheldrake, DD – Professor and Director of the Institute for the Study of Contemporary Spirituality at Oblate School of Theology as well as Senior Research Fellow at Westcott House in the Cambridge Theological Federation, and Senior Research Associate, Von Hugel Institute, St Edmund’s College, University of Cambridge.

Ray Barfield, MD, PhD – Professor of Pediatrics and Christian Philosophy at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

Rev. Ann Helmke – Community Faith-Based Liaison for the City of San Antonio.

Registration Fee: $50 (lunch is included)
For information or to register by phone, contact Cristyan Carrizales at (210) 341-1366 EXT 240.

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March 13
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Oblate School of Theology


Oblate School of Theology, Whitley Theological Center
285 Oblate Drive
San Antonio, TX 78216 United States
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