Learn about the Enneagram as a Tool for Spiritual Formation & Leadership Development

I like to refer to our integration of theological education, spiritual formation, and leadership development as the “AOR Trifecta.” One of the tools that we use to introduce students in the Executive M.A. in Health Care Mission to this kind of integral education is the Enneagram, an ancient tool for understanding processes of spiritual growth and transformation.

I recently interviewed Chris Hueurtz, a founder of Gravity Center in Omaha, NE, an expert on the Enneagram, for my podcast, “Contemplate This! Conversations on Contemplation and Compassion,” and wanted to share it with readers of our AOR blog and social media followers.

If you’re new to the Enneagram, this first recording offers an 8-minute overview in Chris’s own words:

https://contemplatethis.podiant.co/e/360b5643daf3bc/

The full podcast is available here:

https://contemplatethis.podiant.co/e/360b6b0b36af7e/

Finally, if you want to check out Chris’s hot new book, The Sacred Enneagram: Finding Your Unique Path to Spiritual Growth, click the link or image below:

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Mary Hill (MACHM, 2011) Publishes in Health Care Ethics USA!

Hill, Mary 1Congratulations to Mary L. Hill, JD, BSN, MAHCM!

Mary is an Ashley-O’Rourke’s alumna from the M.A. in Health Care Mission (2011), and also serves an AOR adjunct faculty member teaching “Health Care Ethics.” You can find her article, just published in the latest issue of Health Care Ethics USA. If you haven’t already seen it, here is a link to the pdf of this article for you to read.

Ethics in Virtual Care: Promoting Catholic Identity through Technology

Want to learn more about how you can contribute to the mission of Catholic health care? Visit http://www.ai.edu/AORC or contact us at AOR@ai.edu

 

And the Award Goes To…

TrophyKyle Klosterman

Kyle Klosterman, MAPS ‘06
Executive Director, Mission and Formation
Mercy
Chesterfield, MO

Kyle will receive the Tomorrow’s Leader Award in June at the Catholic Health Association Assembly 2018, in San Diego. This award is presented to dedicated, high-performing individuals who have demonstrated commitment to advancing the mission of Catholic health care.

Kyle says he is “thankful for the education I received while attending AI. I can’t even begin to tell you how much of what l learned from my course work is applied to the mission decisions I make on a regular basis.”

Congratulations to another AOR Mission Leader making a difference in the  ministry of Catholic Health Care!

Want to learn more about how you can contribute to the mission of Catholic health care? Visit http://www.ai.edu/AORC or contact us at AOR@ai.edu

 

Congratulations to Greg Pope on his Article on Health Progress!

Greg Pope

Congratulations to Greg Pope (MAHCM 2015) on his recent article, Dispensary of Hope Bridges the Price Gap, published in the March-April 2018 Issue of Health Progress Magazine!

 

Dispensary of Hope

Greg recently graduated from the Executive M.A. in Health Care Mission in December, and serves as Chief Mission Integration officer at Saint Thomas Health /Ascension Tennessee, based in Nashville. Congratulations, Greg!

Want to learn more about how you can contribute to the mission of Catholic health care? Visit www.ai.edu/AORC or contact us at AOR@ai.edu

Rosie Perez, Congratulations !

Rosie Perez

Providence St. Joseph Health Southern California has a new executive structure. As a result Aquinas graduate, Rosie Perez (MAHCM ’06), has been promoted to Senior VP, Mission Integration for Southern California. In her new role Rosie provides Mission leadership for the health system across three southern California counties.

Congrats from all of us, Rosie, and keep up the great work!

 

Want to learn more about how you can contribute to the mission of Catholic health care? Visit www.ai.edu/AORC or contact us at AOR@ai.edu 

Catholics Stand With the Dreamers

Why We Are Advocating for Dreamers

  • There is a pressing issue before our country today: the future of a very important group of young immigrants called the “Dreamers”.
  • Dreamers are the 1.8 million young people who were brought to the United States as children by their parents through no fault of their own. They often know America as their only home.
  • Dreamers are woven into the fabric of our country and of our Church, and are, by every social and human measure, American. They are contributors to our economy, veterans of our military, academic standouts in our universities, and leaders in our parishes.
  • They live out their daily lives with hope and a determination to flourish and contribute to society. They should not have to live their lives in constant fear of deportation, which brings with it separation from their families and real dangers of violence and poverty in their countries of birth.
  • It is both our moral duty and in our nation’s best interest to protect Dreamers and allow them to reach their God-given potential. Some enjoy limited legal protection now, but those protections will begin to expire on March 5.
  • Congress is deadlocked over this important issue, and so I urge you to take a few moments on this coming Monday, February 26, to join with Catholics across the country in calling their Senators and Representatives to urge them to give Dreamers protection and a path to citizenship.
  • Thank you for taking action on behalf of our immigrant brothers and sisters, who are among the vulnerable in our society.

Want to learn more about how you can contribute to the mission of Catholic health care? Visit http://www.ai.edu/AORC or contact us at AOR@ai.edu

Pope calls for Day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace on 23 February

Pope Francis AngelusPope Francis has launched a special Day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace for war-torn nations, in particular for the Democratic Republic of Congo and for South Sudan that are suffering protracted conflict, and he has invited all men and women, regardless of their religious denomination, to join.
Want to learn more about how you can contribute to the mission of Catholic health care? Visit www.ai.edu/AORC or contact us at AOR@ai.edu 

The Catholic View on Health Care Reform

Dialogues

Formerly known as the Aquinas Roundtable, Dialogues is a ministry of Aquinas Institute of Theology created to share our rich theological and spiritual heritage with alumni, donors, friends, and neighbors in the St. Louis area. The lectures are an opportunity for members of the public to benefit from the witness of those doing notable work in the field of theological and ministerial formation.

Your friends at Aquinas Institute hope you can join us! Spread the word!

2018 LECTURE SERIES

Tuesday, March 6 • 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The Catholic View on Health Care Reform: Justice, Public Health, and the Common Good
Presented by Fr. Charles Bouchard, O.P., S.T.D.
Il Monastero Banquet Center • SLU Campus • 3050 Olive St. • St. Louis MO 63103
REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Cost: $25 lunch included. Payment can be made by credit card (see link below) or by check mailed to:

Aquinas Institute, 23 S. Spring Ave., St. Louis, MO 63108

Parking: Free off-street parking (handicap accessible), is available.

Click here to register. For additional information, contact Diane Henderson at 314.256.8856 or henderson@ai.edu
More lectures will be added soon!

Want to learn more about how you can contribute to the mission of Catholic health care? Visit http://www.ai.edu/AORC or contact us at AOR@ai.edu

 

 

 

An Invitation To Our Next AOR Webinar

FORMATION FOR HEALTH MISSION LEADERSHIP
The Aquinas Approach to Mission Leadership Training
An online info session: 

Wednesday, February 28 at 3:00 pm Central Time

The Executive Master of Arts in Health Care Missions (MAHCM) and the Certificate in Mission Leadership (CML) programs at the Aquinas Institute for Theology have long been recognized as the gold standards in mission leadership training.  Both programs are distinguished for combining a strong theological background with personalized spiritual formation.

Please invite interested employees in your organization to join us for a short webinar and Q&A session on Wednesday, February 28 at 3:00 pm Central Time.

Register here:
Please do not hesitate to call or email me if you have any questions.
Sincerely,
Bernie Backer
Director of Recruitment and Admissions
Aquinas Institute of Theology
23 S. Spring Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108
314-256-8801
Want to learn more about how you can contribute to the mission of Catholic health care by joining the next cohort of the Certificate for Mission Leadership? Visit www.ai.edu/AORC or contact us at AOR@ai.edu
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