Justice and Spirituality: A Conversation with Dan Horan, OFM

Oblate School of Theology

Originally Published on OST.EDU.ORG

Tuesday, June 25

Justice and Spirituality

By Oblate School of Theology

Tuesday, June 25 · 7:30 – 8:30pm CDT



About this event

  • Event lasts 1 hour
  • June 25 | 7:30pm-8:30pm CST | 5:30pm-6:30pm PST | Online Only


Join us for a conversation featuring Oblate School of Theology’s Affiliated Professor of Spirituality, Daniel P. Horan, OFM, PhD as he fleshes out the Christian call to attend to issues of justice. How do we become more attentive to the needs of those we consider “other” within both human communities and the more-than-human world? How do we attune ourselves to the interconnectedness of all creation? And how does this relate to living out our Christian faith?

This interview is intended to illuminate the Christian understanding of justice and will be conducted by retired civil rights investigator Dcn. David Rolandelli and Sabrina Harper, Associate of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur and Pastoral Associate at St. Matthias Church, Redwood City, California. Participants will have the opportunity to ask Fr. Dan their own questions and learn about the spirituality programs (Certificate, MA, and PhD) at Oblate School of Theology.

The Master of Arts in Spirituality is an ATS accredited graduate level academic program designed to help students from a variety of Christian religious traditions deepen their understanding of Christian spirituality. Students will study various classical and contemporary Christian spiritual and mystical traditions, movements, and figures. Graduates will be equipped to better understand their own spiritual journey and prepared to be valuable resources for spirituality and renewal centers, parish and retreat work, as well as other spirituality-related faith formation and educational programs in a culturally diverse and globalized world. Students will also be encouraged to participate in cohort integration groups. This program is 36 credits and is available online or face-to-face.

The Certificate in Spirituality Studies provides an in-depth understanding of Christian spirituality that enables students to “draw from the deep wells of the tradition” in order to more carefully respond to their spiritual needs and be in service to others. Students study various Christian spiritual and mystical traditions in order that they might more fully understand the relationship of spirituality to various theological, ethical, ecclesial, and practical concerns. This program is 18 credits and is available online or face-to-face.


Daniel P. Horan, OFM, PhD is Professor of Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Theology and the Director of the Center for the Study of Spirituality at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, IN. He is also Affiliated Professor of Spirituality at the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, TX. At OST, he has taught PhD and MA level classes on Thomas Merton, Franciscan Spirituality, and Justice and Spirituality. A columnist for National Catholic Reporter, he is the author of fourteen books including the award-winning Catholicity and Emerging Personhood: A Contemporary Theological Anthropology (2019) and The Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton: A New Look at the Spiritual Influence on his Life, Thought, and Writing (2014). Horan’s most recent books are A White Catholic’s Guide to Racism and Privilege (2021) and The Way of the Franciscans: A Prayer Journey Through Lent (2021). His next two books are titled Engaging Thomas Merton: Spirituality, Justice, and Racism due out in November 2023 with Orbis Books and Fear and Faith: Spirituality, Hope, and Wholeness in a Fractured World with Paulist Press in early 2024

For questions regarding the Spirituality Certificate, MA, or PhD at Oblate, please contact Allie Tao at atao@ost.edu.