Due to the on-going pandemic we are facing and the challenges to bring large numbers of people together, the OCSOA Retreat 2021 has been postponed until March 2022, when Dr. Groome will lead us in retreat as you join your colleagues in Catholic Education from across the Province for a few days of spiritual renewal.
Dr. Thomas Groome
Dr. Thomas H. Groome was born in County Kildare, Ireland. Professor Groome holds the equivalent of an M.Div. from St. Patrick’s Seminary in Carlow, Ireland, an M.A. from Fordham University and a doctoral degree in religious education from Union Theological Seminary/Columbia University.
Professor Groome’s publications include his most recent book Catholic Spiritual Practices: Treasures Old and New (Paraclete), Will There Be Faith: A New Vision for Education and Growing Disciples (HarperCollins), Reclaiming Catholicism: Treasures Old and New (Orbis Books), What Makes Us Catholic: Eight Gifts for Life (HarperCollins), Educating for Life, A Spiritual Vision for Every Teacher and Parent (Crossroads), Christian Religious Education: Sharing Our Story and Vision (Jossey Bass), Language for a “Catholic” Church (Sheed and Ward) and Sharing Faith: A Comprehensive Approach to Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry (Wipf and Stock). Professor Groome is also the primary author of various religion textbook series including the Catholic High School Theology series, Credo from Veritas.