Our God’s Nearness: On the Christian Sacraments

September 2, 2020 — December 2, 2020 (6:30pm - 8:30pm)

Rediscover the depth and richness of the sacramental life. In this course we will explore general issues relating to sacramental theology including how grace perfects nature, and the cosmic and historic dimensions of liturgy. In this way we will begin to see how worship is not merely an external obligation, but is fulfilling and freeing to the human person. In addition, we will delve more deeply into particular questions relating to each of the seven Sacraments. To help us in this task, we'll read and think along with many great saints including: Irenaeus, Bonaventure, Thomas Aquinas, John Henry Newman, and John Paul II. In a time where distance is the new normal, come reflect with us on the nearness of our God and the way he desires to communicate himself to you.

This course will be taught in-person in McGivney Hall on Catholic University of America's campus in Room 006 according to the procedures and policies described in the Institute's COVID-19 Campus Reopening Plan. Because of the Social Distance Policy, the number of students who can take this course in-person will be limited. However, the course will also be offered on-line simultaneously. In this way, students who cannot come to campus will be able to follow the class and obtain credit. The final class meeting on December 2 will be held online.

For more information, email: information@johnpaulii.edu.

The class fee is $150. To register, please submit the application form to information@johnpaulii.edu. Payment can be submitted via check, cash, or credit card. To submit a credit card payment, please click here.

This course can be taken toward renewal requirements for VCEA licensure. Numerous high schools in the Archdiocese of Washington accept the course for CEU credits.

 

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