Immaculata University Offers Fall Theology Courses

The following one-credit Theology courses are being offered this Fall at Immaculata University. Cost for each course is $400 for one credit, and these courses can also be taken as non-credit workshops for $180.
HUMAN LOVE IN THE DIVINE PLAN. This course examines John Paul II´s "Theology of the Body." It considers how the human body, male and female, makes visible God´s invisible mystery and reflects God´s self-giving, creative love. It explores how humans fulfill the meaning of their existence by living according to the truth of their sexuality. William Donaghy leads this class on Saturdays, September 6 and 20, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
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 13 and 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 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 4 and 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
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 applications will be noted. Craig Tavani leads this class on Saturdays, November 1 and 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
SPIRITUALLY: 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, November 11 and 25, from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
For more information on these workshops, please call the College of LifeLong Learning at 610-647-4400, ext. 3238.
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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