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The Ashley-O'Rourke Center

for Health Ministry Leadership

Mission

We promote the transformative potential of the healing ministry of Jesus by offering programs that integrate theological education and spiritual formation for leaders at all levels of Catholic health care.

 

Educational Programs:

 

Both programs offer the following advantages:

Additional Services:

We also partner with individual Catholic health systems to create custom-designed mission leadership formation programs.  Please contact us if you would like to discuss creating programs designed to meet the specific needs of your health system.

Our faculty members also available for consulting services, day retreats, and workshops for health care systems at any location.

Why Mission Leaders?

Among the most urgent issues facing the healing ministry today is the preparation of new and future generations of lay leaders in Catholic health care organizations. To respond to this challenge, Aquinas Institute created the Ashley-O’Rourke Center for Health Ministry Leadership. Our singular purpose is to develop and deliver theological and spiritual formation programs, materials, and experiences for leaders who steward the healing ministry of the Church. The Center is named in honor of two prominent Dominicans, Benedict Ashley, O.P. and Kevin O’Rourke, O.P., who have separately and together made significant contributions to Catholic health care.

The Center is a leader in the field of health ministry education and is sought out by health systems nationwide for our expertise in providing a theological foundation for mission leaders at successive stages in their careers.

 

Contact:

General Inquiries:  AOR@ai.edu

Office of Admissions: admissions@ai.edu or 314.256.8806

 

Center Co-Directors:

Sr. Colleen Mallon, O.P., Ph.D.:          Dr. Thomas Bushlack, Ph.D.

314.256.8870                                        314.256.8868

mallon@ai.edu                                      bushlack@ai.edu

 

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AOR Center Blog

Workshop for Ministers: “Surviving and Thriving in Ministry”

This summer AOR Co-Director, Tom Bushlack, is partnering with Michael Pollard, L.C.S.W., of the St. Louis Consultation Center, to offer a two-part wor...

See What We’re Doing at AOR!

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Mount Saint Joseph Seeks Director of Pastoral Care and Mission

Clark Phinney, Director of Human Resources for a 138 bed skilled and long term care ministry in Central Maine founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of ...

Congratulations to Tracey Biles, (MAHCM, 2016)!

Tracey Biles, who just graduated from the MA in Health Care Mission in December 2016, wrote the following note: “Just wanted to share with you t...