Suggested donation – $100.00

The suggested donation works out to $10 per week.

Date & Time Details:
Tuesdays from 6-7:30 pm (Pacific), 9-10:30 (Eastern)
The first of 10 sessions will be Tuesday, July 11
The final session will be Tuesday, September 12

Location: Zoom

Tim Oberholzer

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L.I.V.E. – Reaching Out

With Tim Oberholzer

July 11, 2023

“In the midst of a turbulent, often chaotic, life we are called to reach out, with courageous honesty to our innermost self, with relentless care to our fellow human beings, and with increasing prayer to our God. To do that, however, we have to face and explore directly our inner restlessness, our mixed feelings toward others, and our deep-seated suspicions about the absence of God.”

— Henri Nouwen, Foreword to Reaching Out

This book discussion will follow Henri Nouwen’s Reaching Out: The Three Movements of the Spiritual Life chapter-by-chapter. In this 10-week journey, our group will meet via 1 1/2 hour Zoom sessions, Tuesdays, 6-7:30 pm (Pacific) 9-10:30 pm (Eastern), to share thoughts and impressions of each chapter.

Discussion prompts will be provided on Mondays for the next day’s discussion. Each meeting will involve a brief prayer/reflection, a review of ground rules, opportunities to share thoughts from the previous week, 30 minutes of small group breakout discussion, and large group sharing.

Commitment to the weekly reading is essential as is a commitment to attending and sharing in the weekly Zoom sessions.

Note: Please obtain a copy of Reaching Out: The Three Movements of the Spiritual Life by Henri Nouwen, prior to the July 11th session.


St. Gertrude’s L.I.V.E. (Living In a Virtual Environment) offers online programs to further opportunities for prayer, learning, community, and spiritual growth from a Benedictine perspective. We look forward to bringing the Monastery of St. Gertrude to you, wherever you are.


Tim Oberholzer
Tim Oberholzer directs Spirit Center, coordinates facilitated retreats, and is a spiritual director. Tim spent five and a half years as a Trappist monk at New Melleray Abbey in Peosta, Iowa.¬† Deep prayer and reflection led him to leave the community prior to making solemn profession. He moved to Idaho to be closer to his parents, discovering the Monastery of St. Gertrude through a job posting for the innkeeper position at the Inn at St. Gertrude. Tim earned a business degree from the University of Notre Dame, studied philosophy and theology at the University of St. Thomas, and completed the…
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