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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.


The Aramaic Beatitudes

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 7:00pm


The Aramaic Beatitudes are the closest translations to Jesus' own time. Here is an example: The traditional "Blessed are the poor in spirit; for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven," in Aramaic is translated "Ripe are those who know at the end of the day, their only possession is their breath, and there they find rest in God."

Come and join us for a fascinating evening of learning, new information and JOY! This is a 2-part series running on March 19 and March 26, 2019 from 7-8:30pm in the Dominican Center, Wellness Room.

RSVP by March 16, 2019 at or call (510) 933-6360

Sister Rebecca Shinas, O.P., a Dominican Sister of Mission San Jose, is a prayer leader, storyteller, singer-songwriter, painter and presenter of many varied spiritual topics. She is currently the RCIA coordinator and Pastoral Spiritual Companion at St. Simon Parish in Los Altos.

Saint Joseph: In His Own Words

Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm


Meet one man’s vision of the person, the personality, the humor, the life of Saint Joseph: next to Mary the one who knew Jesus the best.

  • Experience this Bible-based, thought-provoking theatrical production;
  • Get to know Joseph, the father of Jesus and husband to Mary;
  • Be drawn into the story of Joseph, a carpenter, a man of dreams, a man of God.

Mark hopes that his Portrayals will encourage people to get to know those who were closest to Jesus, to dig deeper into the Scriptures and to grow in their faith. 

Mark Price is an actor, evangelist, retired businessman and speaker. In 1983 Mark developed his one-man Biblical Portrayals. Marks is also an author with two books: "If Not You - Then Who? Assuming Personal Responsibility" and, "How Would You Feel? A Celebration of Life."

This event is co-sponsored by St. Joseph Parish/Old Mission San Jose and will be held in our Dominican Center on Sunday, March 24 from 2pm-4pm. Free Will Offering.

Register by March 20 at Call us for more information at (510) 933-6360