2018 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

 June 9

BROTHER  DONALD MOUTON, FSC, STD

‘‘LIVING AND PRAYING THE OUR FATHER”

The Lord’s Prayer, the only prayer that Jesus taught his disciples, is the most familiar of our prayers. It is the distinctive prayer for the followers of Jesus, and its incessant usage has wielded much influence in the history of religion. Thomas Aquinas (13th century) called it “the perfect prayer,” and Tertullian (3rd century) described it as “the compendium of the entire Gospel.” More than simply a way to pray, the Lord’s Prayer captures the essence of the Christian faith and is the perfect guide for living that faith. The presentations examine the implications of this prayer for our lives today.

June 10-15

FATHER TERRY BRENNAN

“SPANISH MYSTICS”

The Spanish mystics, Saints Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross have had a profound and deep influence on the Church.  The proximate connection that America has with them comes from the fervent spiritual influence that they had on Spain, and those saints who came to America in the 1500’s and 1600’s because of the zeal for souls that the Spanish mystics enflamed.  We will look at the lives of several outstanding saints whose presence in America and Latin America is miraculous and astounding:  St. Junipero Serra, Ven Antonio Margil, and Ven Maria of Agreda.  We will also study the second oldest statue of Our Lady in the United States: Our Lady of Belen, a gift from St. Junipero Serra to the Spanish Missions.  This presentation will be made by the author of a recent book about the statue: Judy Mead.

June 16

BROTHER  DONALD MOUTON, FSC, STD

“’BLESSED AMONG WOMEN’: THE GOSPEL PORTRAIT OF MARY ”

The turning point of the divine plan of salvation occurred at the “fullness of time” when God’s Son was “born of a woman” (Galatians 4.4). Mary of Nazareth is at the center of this saving event. Mary’s response at the Annunciation, “Let it be done with me according to your word,” constitutes the definitive point of God’s self-revelation in human history. Her charge to the servants at the wedding at Cana, “Do whatever he tells you,” is the charter of Christian living. The presentations explore the significance of Mary in our Christian faith and life

 

June 17-22

BROTHER BRIAN DYBOWSKI, FSC, PhD

“THE FEMALE GENIUS DEVELOPED BY ST JOHN PAUL II

St. John Paul II accomplished so much that we can barely scratch the surface of his new view of female genius. Join us to explore his great gift to women. He re-thought what it means to be a person, and how women nurture persons. Mothers raise persons internally from a single-cell to birth. They see beyond the squirming babe, into the person, whom they love intensely. Women who do not give birth, like Mother Teresa of Calcutta, can still excel at loving persons. Because we seldom mention “person” we want to learn more of its rich meaning. Come along with us on this adventure into genuine female genius, and how they inspire the male genius.

Brother Brian provides full class handouts, a help for classes missed, and a good read at any time.

 

June 23

LLOYD & NANCY GREENHAW

“DELIVERANCE: HOW TO ESCAPE ANXIETY

Lloyd and Nancy Greenhaw show people all over the world how to escape fear, depression, and anxiety. The key is trusting Jesus enough to follow His plan. The Greenhaws teach the Unbound model, a Catholic approach to setting people free from the bondages of sin, un-forgiveness, and woundedness, to have a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. To learn more about their remarkable evangelical work in many countries go to www.catholicgrace.com and www.renewalministries.net.