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Wish List

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FOP Staff “Wish List”

These are things we need.  A donation of all or part of the cost listed is most appreciated.  Where brand, size, and other details are indicated, this is what we actually can use, substitutions can cause some problems. Check with us first before dropping anything off.  Thank you for your generosity.

  1. 32 Chairs for Bede, stackable.  $26.15 each +250 shipping = $1086.80–Thank you Jim Mazzei!
  2. Windows.  Replace cloudy, double pane windows.  8 needed, bid: $900.
  3. 2 new refrigerators.  Kenmore Elite 78042 bottom-freezer refrigerator 24 cu in. White, ($1200-1700 ea)
  4. 2 new Stoves.   Kenmore 5.6 cu. ft. Gas Range 5 burners, w/ Convection Oven – Stainless Steel  ($1100-1400 ea)
  5. Dishes.  Add to current set to handle large groups: Corelle–$200–Thank you Reverie!
  6. Easel for presentations.   Best-Rite Oak Presentation Easel – Natural – 69 1/2″H x 30″W x 31 1/2″D (Best-Rite BES-745)   ($120 – 150)
  7. 3 new CD/tape players.    Jensen CD-540 Portable Stereo Compact Disc Cassette Recorder with AM/FM Radio  (Walmart $34 ea)
  8. Headphones   JVC HARX300 High-Quality Full-Size Headphone  (Walmart $16 ea)–Thank you Jon Hart!
  9. LCD projector.       Epson EX6220 WXGA 3LCD Projector, 3000 lumen color, 3000 lumen white (V11H550220)   (Amazon $500-600)

Your donations are tax deductible.  We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.


December 6, Meet a Mystic: Caryll Houselander

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Meet a Mystic:  Caryll Houselander

December 6

9am -4:30pm

Facilitator:  Brother Dan Korn, C.Ss.R.


Retreat with Caryll Houselander

Come meet Caryll Houselander (1901- 54), an English Catholic laywoman, artist, woodcarver, prolific writer of books and periodical articles, teacher of disturbed children and counselor of the war-traumatized.

Caryll was sought out by countless spiritual pilgrims and wounded souls who experienced in her written words and art therapy a genuine healer. Caryll is a modern day mystic who found wholeness of life in the acceptance of human reality as the place of encounter with the Divine.

Brother Daniel Korn, C.Ss.R. is a member of the Denver Province of Redemptorists.  He is a contributing editor of the Liguorian magazine and author of several articles on the Icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help. Brother Dan gives retreats, seminars, missions and novenas on praying and reading the iconography contained in the image of Our Mother of Perpetual Help.  He rides in Liguori, Missouri, south of St. Louis at the Liguori Mission House.  Besides giving retreats and spiritual direction, Brother Dan spends his time painting, gardening and cooking.

Cost:  $45 (includes lunch)

Single cabin:  $50

Double cabin:  $100

Registration:  Please call 918/245-2734 or email: to register.

October 23-26: Centering Prayer Retreat

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“God’s first language is silence.  Everything else is translation.”                           Thomas Keating

This retreat is designed for those with experience in Centering Prayer and interested in deepening their spiritual practice in an atmosphere of silence, solitude and community.

The retreat will consist of periods of centering prayer, daily Communion Service and Lectio Divina, private meetings with spiritual directors and ample free time for reflection and walking the meditative grounds of Osage Forest of Peace.

Sandy Guancial will facilitate this retreat.  She is a long time practitioner of Centering Prayer, has led many workshops and is area coordinator for the Dallas / Ft. Worth chapter of Contemplative Outreach.

Sr. Jane Comerford, CSJ, will assist in this workshop.  She has many years experience as a spiritual director, retreat facilitator and presenter, nationally and internationally.  She is Co-Director for Spiritual Life at Osage Forest of Peace.


Date: October 23-26

Time: Thursday evening beginning at 4:30pm (includes supper), through Sunday 1pm (includes brunch)

Cost:  Total cost for retreat, cabin, and meals:  Single occupancy cabin $325, Double, $275 each


November 15: Zazenkai (Day of Zen) with Tulsa Zen Sangha

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You are welcome to join us for a simple day of silence.  The day consists of sitting meditation, an hour break for mindfulness practice (walk, rest or Zen chores), a delicious vegetarian lunch provided by the Forest of Peace, and chanting at the end of the day.

Tulsa Zen Sangha Zazenkai_11_16_13Time:  *9am – 3:30pm (Please arrive by 8:30am to register.) 

Location:  Chapel

Suggested Donation:  $30, payable to Osage Forest of Peace

*Sunrise meditation starts at 6:30am followed by a light breakfast at 8am.

Registration:  Call Paula Day to register:  918/798-1297.  Beginners are welcome.



October 29 thru December 3, Yoga: A Moving Meditation

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This six-week yoga series will help to kindle trust for the body’s intelligence, encouraging a practice rooted in self-awareness and self-care.  It will consist of physical yoga postures, breathing exercises and relaxation techniques for integrating body, mind and spirit.

Please join Sheila Lazier as she offers this moving meditation to create a heart-centered yoga practice for beginners or anyone wishing to revitalize their practice.  Please bring a yoga mat and any props you may have (blocks, straps).

Sheila has been practicing yoga for 15 years and has her 200-hour yoga-teacher certification from Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. She is a registered Yoga Alliance teacher, and has  a M.S. in Adult Education.

Dates/Time:  Wednesdays, October 29 – December 3, 7:15-8:15amdowndog group


$8 per class (drop-in)

6 Wednesdays package:  $42

Location:  Bede

Registration:  Please call 918/245-2734 or email: to register.  If you sign up for the package, payment is due at the first class.

What to bring:  yoga mat and any props you may have (straps or blocks)



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