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July 2019

MAT I: The Spiritual Life

July 15
Catholic Life Center, 1800 South Acadian Thruway
Baton Rouge, LA 70808 United States
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This course is designed to introduce participants to the theological principles of Christian holiness in order to better understand the general directives by which souls can be guided in their journey to the goal of the Christian life. Along the way, the participants will encounter an authentic spirituality centered in Jesus Christ and through him the Trinity as the vital principle of the spiritual life comes to us only through the mediation of Jesus Christ. Description Course Start Date: July 9 (Online…

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MAT I: The Catholic Scriptures

July 15
Catholic Life Center, 1800 South Acadian Thruway
Baton Rouge, LA 70808 United States
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This course serves the purpose of giving the participant an overview of the plot and plan of the entire Bible by investigating introductory methods of biblical interpretation.  These methods of biblical interpretation will allow the participant to identify the main plot of the Bible’s narrative story, the covenants of Salvation History, by identifying the key people, places, and events of the Old and New Testaments.  Additionally, this course serves the purpose of illuminating to the participant that Christ is truly…

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MAT II: Johannine Literature

July 15
Catholic Life Center, 1800 South Acadian Thruway
Baton Rouge, LA 70808 United States
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The course explores the Gospel of John, John’s epistles, and the Apocalypse according to St. John, i.e. the Book of Revelation. In the 4th century AD, Saint Gregory said of John’s writings that they were “like a little pool in which babies can wade safely, and yet it’s a river that can swallow and drown elephants.” We could spend our entire lives plumbing the depths of these books of the Bible, but let’s just wade in a bit for now.…

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MAT II: Pauline Literature

July 15
Catholic Life Center, 1800 South Acadian Thruway
Baton Rouge, LA 70808 United States
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Pauline theology, Romans, authentic Pauline Books are illuminated in this course which focuses on the deep theological writings of St. Paul. Emphasis is placed on the power of conversion, the outreach to the Gentiles and the strength to overcome adversity in the face of persecution. Participants will have the opportunity to understand how the teachings of St. Paul are still very important for those who follow Jesus today. Description Location: Catholic Life Center, Tracy Center Course Dates: Monday, July 15 & Tuesday,…

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MAT II: Sacraments of Healing and Service

July 15
Catholic Life Center, 1800 South Acadian Thruway
Baton Rouge, LA 70808 United States
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This course is two-fold, initially focusing on the Sacraments of Healing, comprised of Reconciliation and the Anointing of the Sick. It will explore the gift of Holy Orders and Marriage, as the Sacraments of Service. Combined, these sacraments will strengthen the participant’s understanding of the power of Jesus’ healing, both spiritual and physical, as well as an appreciation of the role of priest, deacons and couples in serving God’s people through their particular role. Description Location: Catholic Life Center, Tracy Center…

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MAT I: The Catholic Faith (Creed)

July 16
Catholic Life Center, 1800 South Acadian Thruway
Baton Rouge, LA 70808 United States
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This course will explain what a creed is, its role in the Catholic Church and how it reflects Scripture and the Catechism. It also highlights our belief in a Trinitarian God by exploring in greater depth God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Description Course Start Date: July 10 (Online materials become available, begin work on Course Content) Session 1: Tues. July 16  8:30am-10am (Discuss first half of course materials) Session 2: Tues. July 23  8:30am-10am (Discuss second half of course materials)…

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MAT I: Sacred Liturgy

July 16
Catholic Life Center, 1800 South Acadian Thruway
Baton Rouge, LA 70808 United States
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This course introduces students to a deeper understanding of the Liturgy as “the summit toward which the activity of the Church is directed” (SC 10).  Students will discover the richness of the Church’s Liturgical tradition, and study the role of the Trinity in our sanctification through the Liturgy. The course provides students will tools for greater participation and prayer within the celebration of the Liturgy and in this way, can be a means to a renewed relationship with God, who…

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