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Recent Posts

Annual 12-Step Retreat is “Keeping it Simple!”

November 20 – 22, 2015 Join popular presenter Fr. Tom Weston, S.J., to reflect together on living our lives as recovering people, using the Steps and the Traditions. Enjoy the fellowship of men and women in 12-Step Programs on the beautiful grounds and facilities of King’s House. Visit the event page for more information and to... read more

Fall Book Study and Video Discussion Series Announced

In September, King’s House next “Book Study” will actually be a presentation and discussion on Teilhard De Chardin’s Cosmic Christology & Christian Cosmology, based on a video course By Fr. Donald Georgen, OP, PhD, of Aquinas Institute. Each week the book study will cover two 25 minute DVD presentations, with discussion time to follow each viewing.  This study will run for six weeks, beginning on September 15, 2015. Meetings are on Tuesdays, from 10:00 a.m. – noon. For topics and dates, visit the events section of our website. In October, Br. Pat McGee, OMI, will lead a discussion on Barbara Brown Taylor’s Learning to Walk in the Dark. The book study group will meet Thursday evenings (October 8, 15, 22, 29) at 7:00 p.m. and conclude at 8:30 p.m. For more information, visit the events section of our website. Both the video discussion series and the book study are free of charge. Come get a taste of King’s House... read more

Oblate School of Theology Webcast Now Available!

View the Oblate School of Theology 2015 Summer Institute online now! The webcast is available by following this link: http://nowcastsa.com/blogs/webcast-oblate-school-theology-2015-summer-institute This year’s theme: Is Anyone Ever Really Single? The Call to Authentic Sexuality About the presentations: From Dr. Richard R. Gaillardetz: Our postmodern world presents distinct challenges for Christians committed to living out their sexuality in a fully authentic way. Traditional sexual norms still speak to many while others find at least some of them to be an obstacle to the human flourishing to which all are called. Unfortunately, our larger culture provides few guideposts and many obstacles to living an authentic Christian sexuality.In the main presentations in this institute we will explore the contemporary cultural landscape and draw creatively from our great Christian tradition. Our goal will be to explore an account of Christian sexuality that promises redemption, healing and human flourishing so that all may come to see our sexuality as a gift rather than a burden. From Dr. Donna Freitas: The Hookup Generation are those young adults and twenty-somethings who’ve grown up to learn that the best attitude to have about sex is an apathetic one, and the best (and really only) forum in which to engage in sexual intimacy is in brief encounters where neither party leaves caring much—if at all—about the experience of their partner. By drawing on both qualitative and quantitative research on college students across the United States, we will explore the attitudes of young adults today on sex, romance, dating, hooking up, and why many of them see “spirituality” as a kind of antidote to the emptying-out of meaning hookup culture requires. Then... read more

BNC Extended Program Students Pitch In at King’s House

Students from the Bridges Networking Connections Program (BNC) visit King’s House three times a week to help our grounds keeping, housekeeping, food service, and administrative departments keep things humming! The 18-22 year old students are in a program through Belleville District 201 focusing on life skills, work experience, community participation, and adult education. The students are supervised onsite by Terry Farrell. “We are so excited to partner with King’s House!” said Program Teacher Carol Francis-Jorns. “It’s a great environment for our students to work in, and they look forward to being on the beautiful grounds and helping out.” King’s House is one of dozens of area employers and nonprofit agencies who partner with the BNC Program. Th ese service opportunities are all part of an integrated program for nearly 65 students to get hands-on experience post high school. The program goal: every participant contributes to the community throughout their adult lives as employees or volunteers. In addition to the Program Teachers, 19 additional staff serve as job coaches, like Terry. “There’s great diversity of needs and backgrounds with our students,” said Carol, “so we need lots of different learning opportunities to support their training.” Four years ago, the school district acquired the former Ravissant Winery property and made it the B.N.C. Program’s home. “The house and pastoral surroundings are great places for learning,” said Bob Dahm, first-year Program Teacher and brother of King’s House Business Manager Richard Dahm. The students’ community garden is in its fourth season, and by working it they’ve learned the whole process from planting through harvesting to selling produce at the farmers’ market. This spring, they’re launching a Community Supported Agriculture program. An adjacent greenhouse includes hydroponic vegetable growing stations. In addition to the... read more