Fr. Ron Rolheiser Lecture Series | The Eclipse of Romance, Sex, and Soul: The Death and Burial of Chastity in the Culture

San Antonio, TX

Originally Published on the website of Oblate School of Theology

Wednesdays, March 9, 16, 23, 2022 | 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Central Time | IN-PERSON AND ONLINE OPTIONS AVAILABLE

We guide our lives, consciously but mostly unconsciously, by the symbols we live under. Since the cultural and sexual revolutions of the 1960s the concept of chastity (a high symbol of romance, sex, and soul) has been effectively killed off and buried in our culture. What is chastity? Does our neglect of it help deaden our eros and trivialize soul? How is the Me Too movement a statement for chastity?  This series will focus on chastity, its need, its meaning, the consequences for its neglect, and some suggestions as to its resurrection.

Ron Rolheiser, OMI is a Roman Catholic priest, member of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, and served as president of Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas for the last fifteen years before retiring in September 2020. Rolheiser is a theologian, professor, and award-winning author. Apart from his academic knowledge in systematic theology and philosophy, he has become a popular speaker in contemporary spirituality and religion and the secular world. He writes a weekly column that is carried in over 70 newspapers around the world. He is a popular speaker in the areas of contemporary spirituality and religion and the secular world. For more information about Ron’s latest book The Fire Within (Paraclete Press, 2021), visit

Lecture Dates

All lectures will take place on Wednesday evenings, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Central Time, ONLINE via Zoom.

March 9, 2022
March 16, 2022
March 23, 2022


Individuals can register to participate online, via Zoom Webinar, or in person, on the OST campus/WTC 101.


In-person: $30 (purchase in the ‘Tickets’ section below)

In-person participants are encouraged to bring a light jacket or shawl, a writing pad and pen, and a reusable water bottle and/or coffee mug.

Fee includes cost for entire 3-week series. This event will be recorded and will be available for viewing, through April 6, 2022. 24 hours after the conclusion of each lecture, a follow-up email will be sent that will include instructions on how to re-watch.

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

Continuing Education events are free* to all enrolled OST students. All other students, 50% off with student ID. To receive discount, register with Associate Registrar, Victoria Rodriguez, at or (210) 341-1366 EXT 240. *Does not apply to meals and lodging.

All refunds subject to 10% processing fee.