Series 1- Entering the Forest of Aging – Forest Dwelling

Originally Published on OST.EDU.ORG

Join us as we delve into the challenges and beauty of growing older, exploring the wisdom and resilience found in the forest of aging.

By Oblate School of Theology

Date and time

Tuesday, July 30 · 6 – 7:15pm CDT



About this event

  • Event lasts 1 hour 15 minutes

Series 1 | Tuesdays in July | 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th | Online | Free

“Blessed are those who trust in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. They shall be like a tree planted by water, sending out its roots by the stream.” Jeremiah 17:7-8

Series 1 – Entering the Forest of Aging: Something to Get You Started

  • July 9th (Video 1 Release via Email)
  • July 16th (Video 2 Release via Email
  • July 23rd (Video 3 Release via Email)
  • July 30th @ 6:00 – 7:15PM (LIVE Zoom Discussion of Series 1)

Click the video below to view a personal invitation from Dr. Maggie Meigs!

Did you find us after the initial series aired? You can request access to earlier talk sets by emailing Emmett Gonzalez at:

Program Description

The Forest Dwelling Program: Spirituality for Our Wisdom Years was brought to life in 2019 by Fr Ron Rolheiser, OMI and his dedicated team in response to the need for a container in which to cultivate maturing spirituality. This program grew out of their vision. Forest Dwelling is a 2-year transformational certificate program which provides the opportunity to journey into the heart of the aging process to become wise elders, not just old people. Our aim is to help you live into the diminishments of aging in such a way that you live your last precious years with more grace, an open heart, and a deeper awareness of the presence of God. This allows you to leave behind a spiritual legacy that is fruitful and life-giving.

Sign up for the full Forest Dwelling experience

Some may want to explore the idea of signing up for the full Forest Dwelling experience, while others may wish to simply savor and digest these short offerings. Please feel free to share these recordings with others, perhaps even gathering together a small group of interested friends or church family to listen and discuss the recordings. She will also offer a Live Discussion at the end of each series to gather, ask questions, and share.

Those who enroll in the full Forest Dwelling experience will dive deeply into the spirituality of aging with our core faculty – Fr. Ron Rolheiser, OMI, Rev. Mary Earle, and Dr Marilyn McEntyre – as well as our invited speakers. To learn more please visit: