Oblate Summer Retreat

July 14-16, 2017


 Praying the Psalms in Word and Music

Father Bob Koopmann, OSB 


 How differently God speaks to us in the psalms, depending on our life situations at particular times. We will sing psalms, speak psalms, listen to piano improvisations on melodies associated with particular psalms, and hear the insights of scholars.

Fr. Robert Koopmann, O.S.B., is President Emeritus of Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota, and Professor of Music at Saint John’s University and The College of Saint Benedict, where he has taught piano, music literature, and courses on creativity and the creative process since 1975. Fr. Bob has been one of the abbey organists at Saint John’s Abbey since 1970. He has performed as a piano soloist and accompanist, as well as in chamber ensembles and with orchestras throughout the USA and abroad, including 20 states, Europe, South Africa, Chile, Kenya, and Tanzania. He has released a number of recordings since 1994. Father Bob was president of Saint John’s University from 2009 until July 2012. He recently presented concerts in Collegeville, MN, Sioux City, IA, New York City, Tokyo, Hiroshima, Yokohama, and Fujimi, Japan. He has given many presentations on “Music as a Pathway to God.”

Registration must be received by July 5, 2017
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