Each term we offer free, semester-long courses in the faith to any religious sister or community who applies.
Please read our enrollment requirements before registering for a course.
Registration for Fall 2018 courses is now open, and updates on course offerings will be made available on this page. If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
SC 102: Introduction to the Old Testament
Rev. Sebastian Carnazzo, Ph.D.
Mondays, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. EST, September 10 to December 17, 2018
This course is a survey of the historical, wisdom, and prophetical books of the Old Testament as a preparation for the New Testament era. The course includes the revelatory stages of salvation history, the importance of Biblical typology, and the function of fulfilled prophecy.
CT 102: Biblical Apologetics
Rev. Sebastian Carnazzo
Mondays, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. EST, September 10 to December 17, 2018
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.
TH 401: Patristics (Apostolic and Ante-Nicene Fathers)
Kenneth Howell, Ph.D.
Mondays, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. EST, September 17 to December 17, 2018 (including Thanksgiving week)
This course is a survey of the early centuries of the Church from the close of the Sacred Scriptures to the Council of Nicaea. It introduces the student to the socio-political context in which the early Christians lived, the lives of the fathers of the Church who held influence during this period due to their sanctity of life and orthodox teachings, and to most famous writings which were held in honor at the time and have become a treasure chest of wisdom for Christians throughout the centuries.
SC 101: Foundations in Sacred Scripture
Steven Smith, Ph.D.
Wednesdays, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. EST, September 12 to December 19, 2018
This course offers an introductory and foundational study of Sacred Scripture. Students will study the principles of Catholic Scripture study, gain insight into the development of the biblical canon and review the Church’s fundamental doctrines and documents on the study of Sacred Scripture.
LA 101: Spoken Liturgical Latin
Professor John Pepino, Ph.D.
Wednesdays, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. EST, September 12 to December 19, 2018
This course is a study of spoken Latin which focuses upon the liturgy so as to assist students in their liturgical prayer life. The goal is for students to not only be able to pray the Mass in Latin but also understand exactly what they are praying.
CT 101: Introduction to the Catechism of the Catholic Church
Steven Smith, Ph.D.
Fridays, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. EST, September 14 to December 21, 2018
This course is designed to give students a broad overview of the history, structure, and content of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the “sure norm for teaching the faith” (John Paul II). Each of the four “pillars” of the Catechism will be explored: the Creed, Liturgy and Sacraments, Morality and the Ten Commandments, and Prayer and the Our Father.
SP 202: Mariology
Rev. David Anderson
Fridays, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST, September 14 to December 21, 2018
This course will immerse the students into the centrality of the most holy Mother of God in the faith and life of the Church, as expressed in Holy Scripture, the Fathers of the Church, and most especially in the liturgical texts of the Marian feasts in the Eastern and Western traditions. Every attempt will be made to present liturgy, theology, and piety as a seamless unity in which the Blessed Virgin Mary is revealed as the new Eve, the living temple of God, and the human person in whom the creating, saving, and transforming work of the Holy Trinity has been fully accomplished. The student will become acquainted with the great treasure of riches in the Church’s tradition regarding our Lady, particularly facets not ordinarily known to Catholics.