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Upcoming Classes

Registration for Spring 2021 is now closed. Our schedule for Fall 2021 will be posted in June. Thank you for your interest!

All communities that are interested in taking classes with the Magdala Apostolate can complete the program registration at any time. Program registration is the first, necessary step, to be eligible to apply for classes. 

STEP 1: PROGRAM REGISTRATION
All communities/sisters must complete this step. You may complete this step at any time.

STEP 2: APPLY FOR COURSES (Registration is not yet open for Fall 2021) Only one application per course per membership/email.

Current Classes

Spring 2021 Courses

Spirituality 301: Evangelical Counsels
Mondays, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET
January 18 – May 10 (14 sessions, 28 hours)
Rev. Brian Mullady, O.P.
This class, offered in collaboration with the Institute on Religious Life, gives a comprehensive study of the evangelical counsels in relation to the spiritual life. Topics include: Original Justice, Original Sin, The Old and New Law, Christ, Concupiscence, Poverty, Chastity and Obedience for both religious and laity. This study includes both primary sources and modern reflection on these sources.

Theology 302: Sacramental Theology
Mondays, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM ET
January 18 – May 10 (14 sessions, 28 hours)
Matthew Tsakanikas, Ph.D.
This course will present the sacraments as the channels of the life of the Holy Trinity revealed and made present. We will focus on the scriptural, liturgical, and patristic origins of the “mysteries” which constitute the center of the inner life of the Church.

Spirituality 102: History and Development of the Consecrated Life II
Tuesdays, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET
January 19 – May 11 (14 sessions, 28 hours)
Mother Maria Regina van den Berg, Ph.D.
This two-semester course studies the development of the consecrated life, in its various forms, with an emphasis upon the living of the vows, the life of prayer, the enclosure, and the role of the apostolate. Within the context of Church history, we will read primary documents such as Rules and Church documents about consecrated life. The second semester will cover from the Council of Trent to the present.

Philosophy 202: Ethics
Wednesdays, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
January 20 – May 12 (14 sessions, 28 hours)
Mark Wunsch, Ph.D.
This course on Aristotelian/Thomistic ethics studies the good human life: achieving the ultimate end of contemplative union with God through growth in virtue. Included is the study of the voluntary character of human action and moral good and evil.

Scripture 201: Introduction to the New Testament
Thursdays, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM ET
January 21 – May 13 (14 sessions, 28 hours)
Rev. Sebastian Carnazzo, Ph.D.
This course is a survey of the books of the New Testament as the fulfillment of the old covenant epoch, including the Gospels, the Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline Corpus, the Catholic Epistles, and the book of Revelation.

Scripture 502: Biblical Apologetics
Thursdays, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET
January 21 – May 13 (14 sessions, 28 hours)
Rev. Sebastian Carnazzo, Ph.D.
This course is designed to equip students with the tools needed to defend the Faith from Sacred Scripture and to expose the errors of various Protestant heresies effectively. This is accomplished through lectures on the most common biblical apologetic subjects, and a seminar-style study of the actual dynamics of debate.

Philosophy 101: The Pursuit of Wisdom
Thursdays, 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM ET
January 21 – June 24 (19 sessions, 24 hours)
John Cuddeback, Ph.D.
This course is an introduction to philosophy especially through reading dialogues of Plato. Since Socrates and Plato stand as foundational pillars of the great Western tradition of philosophy, in reading these dialogues we have occasion to consider the major areas of philosophical thought and many of the main questions of the greatest thinkers through the ages. The course will emphasize first principles of reasoning, foundational concepts, docility to reality and to the wise, and a philosophical habit of mind. Pre-Socratic thinkers will also be treated.

Catechism 201: The Art of Catechesis
Saturdays, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST
January 23 – March 27 (10 sessions, 10 hours)
R. Jared Staudt, Ph.D.
The Art of Catechesis provides an overview of the Church’s mission to hand on the Catholic faith to new generations. It looks at the history, principles, and methods of catechesis and how we can employ them within the growing challenges of a secular culture. It will look at how to teach the faith using the Bible and Catechism, complemented by an approach of evangelization and discipleship. It will also engage topics such as the New Evangelization, culture, beauty, and prayer.


Each term we offer free, semester-long courses in the faith to any religious sister or community who applies. Any professed religious sister, novice, or postulant can apply with the permission of her superior. Our technology allows for either a single sister to enroll or for a group of sisters to take the course from their community house.

Please read our enrollment requirements before registering for a course. To view our previously offered courses, click here.

If you have any questions please email [email protected]

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