Donors & Friends

Institutional Advancement News

Advent 2015

Dear Oblate School of Theology Donors and Friends,

As another year rapidly draws to a close, we are deeply grateful to all who have supported the mission and work of Oblate School of Theology. Thank you! Without the kindness and generosity of so many wonderful friends, OST would not be the vibrant center of theological education that it is today.

We are especially grateful to everyone who invested in OST and its future through the Building on Faith Campaign. The campaign, which launched in 2008, achieved its $30 million goal this fall. The campaign allowed the School to make a giant leap toward its goal of growing from a local institution to regional and national prominence in theological education. If you donated to the campaign, thank you! You made it possible for OST to build the Whitley Theological Center (WTC) and our guest residence, both of which have been serving the School and the San Antonio community very well for the past four years. Hundreds of people come to OST each week for events held at the WTC; for many it is their first time on OST’s campus. You also made it possible for the School to establish two very important institutes which allow OST to reach so many within and beyond the San Antonio area: the Sankofa Institute for African American Pastoral Leadership and the Institute for the Study of Contemporary Spirituality.

Though the Building on Faith Campaign brought many wonderful additions and changes to OST, much remains to be done, including the renovation of the Benson Theological Center, our main building. In the next year or so, you will be hearing more about how we plan to address that need.

You are always welcome at OST. If you have never visited our campus, or if it has been a while since you were here, please feel free to come by soon. We would love for you to see the Labyrinth of the Little Flower, a new addition to our campus, which was dedicated last February. It pleases us that so many people come to OST to walk the labyrinth, which is located on the south side of the Immaculate Conception Chapel. Please contact me if you plan to visit and would like a personal campus tour.

If you do not currently receive our OST News magazine, published three times each year, but would like to, please contact Yolanda Garcia at (210) 341-1366, Ext. 219 or Or if you are interested in learning more about our Continuing Education programs and are not currently receiving our Continuing Education mailings, please contact Yolanda and she will see that you are added to our mailing list.

On behalf of everyone at Oblate School of Theology, thank you for your support and best wishes for a blessed Advent and a joy-filled Christmas. May you receive countless blessings in the New Year!


Lea Kochanek

Vice President for Institutional Advancement
(210) 341-1366, Ext. 285/(210) 457-7731 (direct)
Fax:  (210) 341-4519