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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.


September Taizé

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm

Taizé Prayer will be held from 8PM to 9PM in our Chapel on September 21.

This is an ecumenical service of prayer and song, open to all faiths and people of all ages. Don't hesitate bring a friend or two.

For more information, please contact Sister Marcia Krause, OP at (510) 502-5797.

The Five Languages of Love with Sister Rebecca

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 7:00pm

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The Five Languages of Love by Dr. Gary Chapman identifies the ways we express and experience love. He suggests that when we learn another’s love language, as well as our own, our relationships can be strengthened and deepened. S. Rebecca Shinas, O.P. will be offering three evening presentations based on Chapman’s Love Languages work. Come for one or all three presentations and learn ways to recognize, speak and love everyone—family, friends, and our loving God!

Sessions are 7-8:30PM on October 2, October 9, and October 16. RSVP by September 26 at

All three sessions are held at our Motherhouse in Fremont.

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.