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Center for Education & Spirituality

The Center for Education and Spirituality offers educational and spiritual enrichment for Bay Area residents interested in exploring the relationship between spirit and the modern world.

The center provides diverse symposiums, lectures, tutorials, workshops, series, retreats, panels, and round tables where we explore insight into our individual and collective spiritual lives.

The Dominican Sisters welcome you to a space where we may expand our understanding of our self and spirit.

We are always interested in hearing ideas about what topics you'd like to explore at the Center for Education and Spirituality. Please feel free to share your ideas at To browse future events not listed here, please visit our Events Calendar.


Advent Retreat Morning Presented by Andrews Amritharaj

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 9:00am

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“It is no longer I who live but Christ who lives in me.” - Gal 2:20

Join us on Saturday, December 1, 2018 9am-12 noon at the Dominican Center for an Advent Retreat Morning presented by Andrews Amritharaj. A freewill offering of $25 is suggested.

In the face of materialism, consumerism, and shopping frenzy that tend to define our culture, especially during the holiday season, Advent offers a wonderful opportunity to step back and reflect on what really defines us. It is our deepest relationship with God through Jesus Christ; a relationship in which we die to ourselves so that Christ’s Presence becomes our true nature. Come join us in this Advent Journey; a journey into an intimate relationship with God.

Andrews Amritharaj holds a Master’s degree in Philosophy and a doctoral degree in Moral Theology. Most of his life has been dedicated to theological education and formation of seminarians both in India and in the United States. His passion is in the field of Spirituality. He continues to reach out to people through his regular blogs, conferences, and retreats (

For more information call (510) 933-6360.

Register by 11/27/2018 at

New Years Eve Retreat

Monday, December 31, 2018 - 7:00pm to 10:30pm


Our annual New Year's Eve retreat is Monday, December 31, 2018 from 7:00-10:30pm. This year our theme is "Divine Encounters Embracing the Spirit of God" with Fr. Bart Landry, C.S.P. We will have a reflection, Eucharist, and festive dessert! 

Please join us at the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose Chapel at 43326 Mission Circle (off Mission Tierra), Fremont, CA 94539.

RSVP by Dec. 28 at or call (510) 933-6360.