Fr. Carl Arico | Dying to New Life: Journey through Aging

Oblate School of Theology

October 8 @ 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM


Saturday, Oct 8 | 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM Central Time | FREE ONLINE EVENT VIA ZOOM

For whoever wants to save his own life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.    ~ Matthew 16:25

 I am telling you the truth a grain of wheat remains no more than a single grain unless it is dropped into the ground and dies. If it does die then it produces many grains.    ~ John 12:24

Let us explore the practical implications of the wisdom contained in these two passages. What are the elements in our life and the practical rhythms that we can enter into each day to live out the implications found in these Scriptures?

I remember an interviewer asking Fr Thomas Keating, “you seem to be implying that our life is a life of diminishment. That’s not going to attract too many people.” There was a long pause and he answered as I remember it, “well it’s not my idea” with a twinkle in his eye and a wonderful smile.

Let us look at that through the lens of healing, forgiveness but above all the celebration of life.

Day of Prayer

This free day of prayer will take place on Saturday, October 8, 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM Central Time, ONLINE via Zoom Meeting.

Tentative Schedule

9:00 am – 9:10 am Introduction and Overview of Schedule 
9:10 am – 9:30 am Theme of day and Summary 
9:30 am – 10:00 am Centering Prayer 
10:00 am – 10:45 am Presentation: Celebrating Life (3 points) and 4 Practices of Journey 
10:45 am – 11:00 am Contemplative Moment 
11:00 am – 11:30 am Interview with Fr. Carl Arico 
11:30 am – 11:50 am Centering Prayer 
11:50 am – 12:10 pm Lectio Divina and Final Remarks 
12:10 pm – 12:15 pm Closing and Sending 


Fr. Carl J. Arico is a retired priest of the Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey. He is a founding member of Contemplative Outreach, an international organization dedicated to sharing the contemplative path through the practice of Centering Prayer. Fr Carl is a workshop and retreat leader, the presenter of parish missions, and the author of a book entitled, A Taste of Silence. He is 87 years old, living in the present moment and open to whatever needs to be healed, forgiven and celebrated in the time he has left.

Registration Fee: FREE but must RSVP below

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

This event will be recorded and will be available for viewing, through October 22, 2022. A follow-up email will be sent to registered participants that will include instructions on how to re-watch.

For information or to register by phone, contact Continuing Ed at or (210) 341-1366 EXT 240