Theology Courses for Spring 2005
Immaculata University, in conjunction with the Philadelphia Archdiocesan Office of Religious Education, announces a religion certificate program designed for diocesan teachers, catechists, and liturgists. In addition to its regular three-credit theology offerings, Immaculata is providing one-credit academic courses that may be used to satisfy the diocesan requirements of Theology electives from a Catholic college. Also available are workshops that equal 1.5 archdiocesan credits. These educational opportunities are designed for teachers who are seeking their Professional Religion Certificate from the Office of Religious Education.
The following one-credit courses are being offered this spring. Cost for each course is $320 for one credit, $30 for diocesan teachers, catechists, and liturgists. These courses can also be taken as non-credit workshops for $160.
MBTI AND SPIRITUALITY. This course investigates the background of the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory and how spirituality and prayer types are integrated. Participants take the MBTI which will be scored and interpreted on the first day of class. Course discussions then focus on how the MBTI can enrich a person´s spiritual life. Father Gregory Hickey, MDiv., MA, will lead this class on Saturdays, January 22, and February 5, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
FORGIVENESS: THE BEST REVENGE. This course explores the theological, biblical, and pastoral aspects of mercy and forgiveness. It includes an in-depth analysis of Luke 15 and Psalm 51. Students discuss the process of forgiveness and its place in the lives of contemporary Christian disciples. Sister Sheila Galligan, IHM, STL, STD, will lead this class on Saturdays, January 29, and February 12, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
LIFE BEGINS AT 40: VATICAN II AND SUNDAY MASS. At the heart of the Catholic/Christian life is a response to the Christ-event. By considering the biblical roots, historical development and renewal ritual celebration of Sunday Mass, this course explores the meaning of "full, active and conscious participation" called for by Vatican II four decades ago. Sister Regina Foy, IHM, MA, will lead this class on Saturdays, February 12, and 26, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
MARY: DOCTRINE AND DEVOTION. This course examines Mary, Mother of the Redeemer, Mother of the Redeemed. It includes the topics of Mary in Scripture, Mary in Doctrine, and Mary in liturgical and private prayer. This online course, led by Sister Sheila Galligan, IHM, STL, STD, will meet on campus Wednesday, February 16, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. with the balance of the class completed online (course ends April 6).
THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST. This course examines the suffering and death of Jesus through an exploration of the Gospels and the film "The Passion of the Christ." Pastoral and personal application will be noted. Craig Tavani will lead this class on Saturdays, February 19, and March 5, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
SPIRITUAL DIMENSIONS OF HOLISTIC NURSING. This course empowers nurses and people entrusted with the care of others to integrate spirituality into practice. It offers a forum for sharing information, resources, and experiences. Gail Lehner, MSN, APRN, BC, will lead this course on Saturdays, February 26, and March 12, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
GETTING ACQUAINTED: JOHN PAUL II. This course will examine the life and impact of John Paul II. Content includes perspectives on John Paul II´s personal witness, literary legacy and theological vision. Joseph Aquilante will lead this class on Saturdays, March 12, and 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
DEADLY SINS AND SAVING VIRTUES. This course is a study of the Christian moral life from the perspective of the mystery of sin and salvation. Students will explore the classical model of the seven deadly sins and the corresponding virtues of gifts and fruit of the spirit. Sister Sheila Galligan, IHM, STL, STD, will lead this class on Saturdays, March 19, and April 16, 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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