Events and Announcements

Employment Opportunity: Co-Director for Administration

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Job Description

The Co-Director for Administration works side-by-side with the Co-Director for Spirituality at the Forest of Peace to provide outreach and hospitality to guests, and ensure a smooth running of the facility. The Co-Director for Administration, along with the Co-Director for Spirituality and full-time staff, resides at the Forest, taking part in a communal, interspiritual life style with daily contemplative prayer and meditation.

The Co-Director for Administration of the Forest of Peace is responsible for all non-ministerial activities, including the administration and supervision of personnel, facilities and grounds maintenance, facility and telecommunication / information technology (IT) usage, kitchen, dining and office management, and coordination of volunteer efforts. The Co-Director for Administration collaborates with the Co-Director of Spiritual Life and the Board of Directors to fulfill the Forest’s mission and vision with formal authority to make decisions regarding the temporal aspects of the Forest of Peace. The Co-Director for Administration reports directly to the Board of Directors.

Required Skills:
Integrity and good character
Collaborative leadership
Effective, well-rounded communication
Ability to work in a diverse spiritual community
Project / team / office management
Budgeting oversight
IT (computer network) administration
Software proficiency (MS Excel, QuickBook, Access)

Desired Skills:
Strategic planning and financial forecasting
Fund-raising for non-profits
Building / grounds maintenance and repair

This is a stipend position that includes room and board. Please respond by email, attention Sr. Jane Comerford, with attached cover letter and resume,  A copy of the application form will be forwarded to you.

June 6-7 & July 25-26: Spirituality of Aging

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This very informative workshop of transforming conditioned attitudes of our life into opportunities for spiritual development will again be offered at Osage Forest of Peace. This time the material will be presented on two weekends, with half of the material covered in Part 1 and the other in Part 2.

Aging helps us realize that we are more than our body. It helps us realize who we really are. We will explore how the paradoxes of aging become our pathways to a vital spirituality.

Topics to be covered in Part 1 are: Love, Connectedness, Acceptance of Self, Forgiveness, Living in the NOW moment.

Part 2 topics are: Letting go of Anger, Giving of Self, Celebrating Faith, Discovering Deep Meaning in Life, Making Feelings Work for You, Achieving balance in Life.

Part 2 may be attended without having attended Part 1.

When:   June 6 and 7, 2014 (Part 1) July 25 and 26, 2014 (Part 2)

Time:    Friday evening 7:00 – 8:30 pm

               Saturday: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Where: Bede’s Conference Room

Cost:     $65 for program

               $50 for overnight cabin– includes Saturday breakfast and noon meal

               $25 for commuter – includes Saturday noon meal

Deposit:  $15 non-refundable deposit required.  To use Paypal, click the link to the left or scroll to the bottom of the home page; mail a check; or call with your credit card.

Registration:  Call 918-245-2734 or email us at

Presenter: Sr. Maryann Greenwald, SSND is a trained chaplain, spiritual and retreat director with experience in Independent, Assisted Living, Skilled Care, and Hospital facilities. Her experience also includes establishing and working with a Commission for the Elderly.

For directions to the Forest, click here.

MAG Bio 2013


August 16: James Finley is returning to Tulsa

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“The Mystical Dimension of the 12 Steps for us All”

co-sponsored by the Osage Forest of Peace

The 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous are not just for addicts.  We all struggle with hindrances that keep us from experiencing our own true nature and God’s oneness with us in all things.

Topics include:

Understanding and healing the grip of addiction in its many forms

How prayer and meditation can help us find freedom and peace in our own fragility and limitations

12 methods of meditation for entering into the interior dimensions of each step

James Finley, PhD, is a retreat leader and practioner of contemplative spirituality.  A clinical psychologist and presenter on mystical sobriety at the Betty Ford Center, he was once a Trappist monk and spiritual directee of Thomas Merton.  Author of several books on contemplative prayer and living.

Date/Time:  August 16, 9am – 4pm

Place: Monte Cassino School, Deisenroth PAC, 2206 S Lewis, Tulsa, OK

Early Registration:  by June 30:$45

Registration after June 30:  $55

At the Door:  $65

Cancellation Charge:  Through July 15–$20; No refunds after July 15

Registration:  www.JFCTULSA.COM or send check to JF Conference, 220 S Lewis, Tulsa, OK 74114

Scholarships:  Limited scholarships available.  Email MMARKWARDT@COX.NET

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.


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