School of Applied Theology Fall Courses Announced


Who Cares for the Caregiver; Who Ministers to the Minister?
Presented by Bede Healey, OSB Cam, Ph.D.
We are all called to be of service to others. This indeed is the good news. But this service often comes at a price. It is indeed possible to care for others while not over expending oneself. We will explore the issues of human needs and woundedness, pliant boundaries, and still centers. Utilizing a relational approach, we will examine the interdependency of self and others, highlighting the creative potential for growth and wisdom and peace.

MONDAY AND TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25–26, 10AM-3PM; COST: $180 (lunch included)

Living Contemplatively
Presented by Michael Fish, OSB Cam
With an emphasis on finding one’s true, authentic self in God, this two-part course offering challenges one to uncover personal masks and look at life from a new perspective. (Please bring a pillow and blanket with you.)

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 10AM–3PM; COST: $95 (lunch included)

Discerning the Sacred Images on the Canvas of Our Souls
Presented by Arthur Poulin, OSB Cam
This course, part lecture and part experiential, will take you on a journey behind the scenes of a painting and into the creative process itself to see how God can be encountered there, in the hope that you will discover a pathway into your own unique gift of creativity.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 10AM–3PM; COST: $95 (lunch included)

Journey of Faith, Journey of the Universe: Interweaving Faith and Science
Presented by Ivan Nicoletto, OSB Cam
This course intends to explore and foster the connections between our spiritual journey and practice, and the contemporary vision of the Cosmos and the Big story. In this route a new relationship emerges among Divine, human, and Cosmic dimensions.

Please read the following information about what to expect and how to best prepare for your time with us. Should you have further questions, call 510-652-1651 or email

Arrival and Departure Times
If you are coming to SAT for the first time, please arrive 15 minutes early, so we can welcome you and orient you to the program and facilities.

Kindly note: if you have registered for a course offering that is scheduled in both the morning and afternoon, we break for an hour for lunch and reflection time. Greenfeld’s, at St. Albert’s Priory, where we are housed, provides buffet-style hot lunches, with soup and salad, which is included in the cost of your tuition. Unless you inform us otherwise, we will assume you will be joining us for lunch at St. Albert’s. Please let us know as soon as possible if you will not be having lunch in the dining room as we are asked to give the kitchen a week’s notice.

Our Presenters
SAT offers courses in contemporary theology—spirituality, mysticism, cosmology, scripture, the arts, and personal development— with leading presenters from throughout the Bay Area and across the United States. Presenters furnish SAT with handouts in advance of their presentations. We ask you not to take photos of their slide presentations or ask for copies of additional materials.

Directions and Parking
SAT is located at St. Albert’s Priory, 5980 Birch Court, Oakland. If you are coming by BART get off at the Rockridge station and walk north on College for one block and take a right onto Birch Ct. St. Albert’s is at the end of the block. Parking will be available in a Priory lot off of Chabot Road. If going north from the Rockridge BART station, pass Birch Court, then at the next street (Chabot) turn right. If going south on College, you will turn left onto Chabot. Half way down Chabot, on the right, immediately past St Albert’s Chapel (at the end of the black wrought-iron fence) turn into the driveway on your right, and then turn right again into the tennis court area. SAT facilities are located on the first floor of the main building. If you need assistance, please call 510-652-1651.

You can download a PDF brochure here.

For more information and to register go to or call (510) 652-1651 | School of Applied Theology is located at St. Albert’s Priory, 5890 Birch Court, Oakland CA 94618

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