Registration for Spring 2020 is now closed.
All Magdala Apostoalte Sisters – past and present – are invited to apply for a scholarship to join the Institute of Catholic Culture on a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land! The trip is from June 25 – July 7, 2020. More details can be found by clicking here.
Spring 2020 Courses
The semester will begin on Monday, January 20th and the last week of classes will be the week of May 11th.
Please note: We will not hold classes the week of Ash Wednesday, Holy Week, or Easter Week. All times listed are in Eastern Standard Time. International students, please note that Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 8th.
SC 201: Introduction to the New Testament
Rev. Sebastian Carnazzo, Ph.D.
Mondays, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM ET
Prerequisites: SC 102: Introduction to the Old TestamentThis 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.
SC 302: The Psalms in Liturgy and Prayer
Rev. David Anderson
Tuesdays, 1:00 – 3:00 PM ET
In this course, we will immerse ourselves in the Psalter as the backbone of the Church’s liturgy and the foundational prayer book of the Church. We will begin with the typological interpretation of the Psalms begun by our Lord Himself in the Gospel and then discover the use of the Psalms in the Church Fathers, liturgical texts, monastic rules, and great teachers of the spiritual life.
SC 501: Johannine Literature
Rev. Sebastian Carnazzo, Ph.D.
Mondays, 2:00 – 4:00 PM ET
This course is an in-depth study of the Gospel According to St. John, 1-3 John, and the Book of Revelation. Along with a careful examination of the texts of these literary works, the course will provide the student with the significant historical details concerning the author, his purpose of writing, and important information about the originally intended audience – Christians in the latter part of the first century. Knowledge of the historical context of the composition of these books and letters of the New Testament will provide the student with invaluable tools for future reading and meditation upon that which is known as the Johannine Literature.
TH 301: Moral Theology
Sr. Albert Marie Surmanski, O.P. Ph.D.
Wednesdays, 9:15 AM – 11:15 AM ET
This course will offer an introduction to the study of fundamental Catholic teachings on the moral life, founded upon the truth that the power to live the moral life flows from Christ and the divinizing power of his grace. Course content includes true and false views of freedom, the morality of human acts and passions, moral conscience, the theological and moral virtues, and natural and divine law. Class texts include Pinkaers’ Morality, The Catholic View, and Veritatis Splendor.
TH 501: The Cardinal Virtues
Mark Wunsch, Ph.D.
Wednesdays, 1:00 – 3:00 PM ET
This course will provide a thorough account of St. Thomas Aquinas’ understanding of the cardinal virtues as conveyed in his Summa Theologiae and in the book The Four Cardinal Virtues by the great, twentieth-century Thomistic scholar, Josef Pieper. By way of these texts, the student will gain a more profound familiarity with one of the more accessible and impactful aspects of Aquinas’ thought, his virtue ethics, while profiting from a common reflection upon how these virtues can be brought to bear upon both our contemporary culture and our own personal lives.
SP 102 / CH 202: History and Development of the Consecrated Life II
Mother Maria Regina van den Berg, Ph.D.
Thursdays from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm ET
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.
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.
Registration for our 2020 Spring semester will open at 11:59 PM on Sunday, December 15th. A link to the registration application will be posted on our Registration Page at that time. Please register early!
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