Immaculata University Announces Fall Theology Courses

The following one-credit Theology courses are being offered this Fall at Immaculata University. Cost for each course is $380 for one credit, and these courses can also be taken as non-credit workshops for $170.
HEALING THE CULTURE: REVERENCE FOR LIFE. This course explores the basic biblical, theological and pastoral principles undergirding the belief in the dignity and sanctity of human life. Specific topics and themes will be discussed in light of the teaching of John Paul II and the United States Catholic bishops. Sister Sheila Galligan, IHM, STL, STD, will lead this class on Saturdays, September 15 and 29, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
SPIRITUALLY FOR THE .COM GENERATION. Every day millions of people around the world boot up a computer. Whether accessing information or connecting with people through email, the world of cyberspace has transformed life worldwide. Similarly, every day millions of people boot up their spiritual lives through sacraments or prayers. This course challenges students to engage sacred scripture and methods of prayer as spiritual programs that can be downloaded into the soul for ongoing intimacy with God. Fr. Paul G. Mast, DMin, instructs this course Saturdays, September 22 and October 6, from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
ST. FRANCIS: MENTOR AND MODEL. This course examines the life and legacy of Francis of Assisi. It provides a view of Francis´ core spiritual insights and prayers as well as his witness to simplicity, joy, and peacemaking. Sister Sheila Galligan, IHM, STL, STD, instructs this class on Saturdays, October 20 and November 3, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
JEAN VANIER: WOUNDED HEALER. In 1964, Jean Vanier founded L´Arch, an international network of small communities for people with intellectual disabilities. This course explores Vanier´s appreciation for the dignity of the disabled. Students gain insights about how the mentally handicapped can teach our fractured world about the brokenness of the human condition. In a sense, all of us are dis-abled and in need of healing. Henry Poce leads this class on Saturdays, October 27 and November 10, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
For more information on these workshops, please call the College of LifeLong Learning at 610-647-4400, ext. 3241.
Immaculata University, a Catholic, coeducational institution, is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.
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