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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Life of a Theology Student

As a Dominican Sister, study is important to me. Study is not to be hoarded for personal esteem or prestige. Its fruits are meant to be shared with others. I am a student at the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, TX. I love my studies and I find they are providing me the knowledge and understanding to be able to minister and share the Truth more fully. Studying Theology has been a blessing for me. Many times, I feel like a child, learning new things for the first time. I have grown in new awareness of the Old Testament, the early Theologians, Church history and Faith and Revelation. Currently I am in awe of Proclamation of the Word and the Theology of the Church. My days consist of reading, reading and more reading with writing as well. I am slow reader and struggle with writing, so I’m pretty busy with my studies. I enjoy my faith community at Oblate consisting of students, faculty and staff. The majority of my student peers are seminarians with a few men religious and few lay women. We celebrate Liturgy together, followed by lunch every Tuesday. I enjoy the fellowship time outside of our classes. We are all journeying together learning to bring forth the Gospel to others.
Sr. Priscilla Torres, OP
San Antonio, TX

2 comments:

  1. I truly do love the idea of taking theology classes; but, having only just finished University, i'm not so ready to jump back into the classroom/exam routine :) Have you come across any interesting, "light" reading that you can recommend, to jump start the enrichment process?

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  2. nj sorry for the delayed response. No light reading comes to mind except a book we used in Intro to Sacred Scripture. It is an easy read and great for someone not familiar with the bible. It walks you through it and gives you a synopsis of all the books in the bible. Book: A Catholic Guide to the Bible by Fr Oscar Lukefahr,C.M. I hope you we enjoy it. :-)
    ps It has questions/reflectons,we didnt use, so don't know how helpful these are.

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