Kusenberger Chair of Oblate Studies 2023 Public Lecture

Wednesday February 15  7:00PM – 8:30PM Central US Time at Oblate School of Theology IN-PERSON AND ONLINE OPTIONS AVAILABLE

The charism embodied and expressed by a founder or founding community has often “spun out” and seeds have been planted for the foundation of not just one, but often many, religious communities. In addition, these communities have welcomed lay missionaries, associates, co-workers and other lay partners who share the spirit, the spirituality, the outlook and the mission of the founder and those who have followed in their footsteps.

Through bringing together stories and theology, the participants in this session will explore the dream and the vision of what it means to be and to live as and in charismatic families. We will explore the possibilities that open to all if we have the courage and fidelity to walk this road, enlarging the tent through embracing this unfolding reality. We will delve into the theology and ecclesiology underlying this movement in the Church and, using examples drawn from various charismatic families around the world, expand our awareness of the great potential of this movement for mission.


Anne Walsh, D.Min and Redemptorist Lay Missionary. Dr. Walsh has presented workshops, courses, and retreats all over the world. She is the principal writer for “On Good Soil: Pastoral Planning for Evangelization and Catechesis with Adults”. Dr. Walsh is also known for her “Catholic Women in Leadership” series on Catholic television. She currently serves as the Coordinator of Partnership in Mission for the Redemptorist Family in North America, and as Chair of the Redemptorist General Commission for Partnership in Mission.


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

To Participate Online: FREE     REGISTER HERE

This event will be recorded and will be available for viewing afterward on the Oblate School of Theology YouTube Channel. Online participants will receive an automated email 24 hours after the conclusion of the lecture with instructions on how to re-watch.

To Participate In-person: FREE (Please RSVP Below)

For information or to register by phone, contact Victoria Luna, Director of Continuing Education, at or (210) 341-1366 EXT 325.

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