Memorize the Mass!
May 2 – May 27, 2016
This MOOC applies the powerful methods of the Catholic art of memory once more to all the parts and rites of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, both in the Novus Ordo or Ordinary Form and in the Extraordinary Form or Traditional Latin Mass. Readers will learn not merely how to memorize facts and repeat them like a parrot, but to come to know the names, the sequence, and the meanings of both forms of the Roman Rite of the Mass like a rational human being made in God’s image and likeness with an intellect and a will, and they will learn to engrave each and every one of those rites upon the tablets of their hearts, knowing them literally forward and backward!
33-Day de Montfort Consecration Schedule
(Rolling Start Dates – see schedule)
This course will prepare one for his or her Consecration to Jesus through Mary, teaching why one should consecrate himself/herself to Jesus through Mary, how it is done, what benefits are derived from it, when to do it, and how to live the consecration as a way of life.
May 16 – June 11, 2016
Published in late 1314, the Inferno traces a pilgrim’s journey from the Dark Wood of despair to the source of all sin and iniquity. Dante the pilgrim descends to the bottom of Hell at the prompting of Virgil, who had been sent by Dante’s beloved Beatrice at the request of St. Lucia who was herself prompted by St. Mary, the Mother of God. The goal was to bring Dante through a recognition of sin to enable him to renounce it in the following canticle, the Purgatorio and enter into the mind of God in the Paradiso. Dante gets through hell in about a 24-hour walk; we pilgrims will spend a little over a month in the journey.
Medical Ethics: Part 2
May 16 – June 17, 2016
This Massive Open Online Course will describe the modern health care situation and its failure alongside the contemporaneous need for the religious traditions to exercise their appropriate influence.
In Praise of Life
May 23 – June 24, 2016
This MOOC illustrates how ten different factors can improve our appreciation of life: Evolution prepares it, Meaning justifies it, Love enhances it, Truth directs it, Freedom crowns it, Virtue strengthens it, Sexuality promotes it, Marriage shelters it, Gratitude honors it, and Christmas celebrates it. Required text available at http://enroutebooksandmedia.com/inpraiseoflife/
The Gospel of Luke (part 2 of 3)
May 30 – June 24, 2016
This course is an in depth study of the Gospel of Luke taking into consideration the historical, religious, and cultural background of this rich and inspirational gospel.
Marriage Law: Love & Loss in the Modern World
June 6 – July 1, 2016
This course will provide students with a firm basis in canon law for all the stages of guidance they give to those in marital relationships and those whose relationships have broken down.
St. Augustine: from the City of Man into the City of God
June 13 – July 8, 2016
The course is designed to introduce ministers of the Catholic Church to the ministry of St Augustine of Hippo.
(June 13 – July 15, 2016)
Published in the autumn of 1315, the Purgatorio traces Dante the pilgrim’s journey from where he has emerged out of hell to the top of Mount Purgatory where he finds man’s first delight, the Garden of Eden. The goal of the canticle is to show Dante the renunciation of sin consists in the perfection of the virtues through grace so that he may enter into the mind of God in the Paradiso. Dante gets through Purgatory in about four days; we pilgrims will spend a little over a month in the journey.
Weeping with Jesus
June 20 – July 22, 2016
In the past the word grief was used only to describe the sorrow of loss through death. Nowadays pain coming from other kinds of losses such as rejection and divorce are also seen to involve grieving. Even though Weeping with Jesus is not designed to help with such forms of grief, what you read could help you encounter the personal love of Jesus for you in any kind of heartbreak. Required text available at http://enroutebooksandmedia.com/weepingwithjesus/
June 27 – August 5, 2016
The Bereavement Miracles program was designed to play a quintessential role in evangelizing the “spirit of mission” to individuals who are suffering from the death of a loved one by relating eternal realities in a systematic program/approach that integrates understanding of human sorrow to the nature of divine love and renewal. Required text available at http://enroutebooksandmedia.com/bereavement-miracles/
St. Teresa of Avila (Part 1/3)
July 4 – July 29, 2016
This course explores the life, writings and spirituality of St. Teresa of Avila. Teresa’s method of prayer and her reform of the Carmelite way of life to foster closeness with God are emphasized. Her writings, The Book of Her Life, The Way of Perfection and The Interior Castle, are studied.
Theology & Science
July 11 – August 5, 2016
The linkage between science and theology is explained, beginning with the historical background, continuing to the present day. Our contemporary understanding is influenced by the writings of Pope John Paul II, as well as various scientists and theologians.
(July 18 – August 19, 2016)
Completed in 1321, the year Dante died, the Paradiso traces Dante the pilgrim’s journey from the Garden of Eden at the top of Mount Purgatory straight through ten heavenly spheres and into the mind of God. The goal the canticle is to allegorize the divinization process. Dante gets through Paradise in no time flat; we pilgrims will spend a little over a month in the journey.
Unbroken: Physical Limits/Limitless Love, Part 1/3
July 18 – August 12, 2016
This course will draw us into a deeper understanding of Christian faith, vocation, catechesis, ministry & ecclesiology – in light of the presence and reality of physical & intellectual impairment among disciples. As part of the core of Christian life or ministry, our focus is pastoral & ecclesial; rather than clinical, medical, legal or psychological.
July 25 – August 26, 2016
This course is based on the intercultural competencies modules designed by the USCCB Office of Cultural Diversity in the Church for the purpose of providing ministry leaders with “a basic level of awareness and proficiency in the area of intercultural competency.”
Psalms as Christian Prayer: The Old Testament Speaking to the New Covenant
August 1 – August 26, 2016
This course is designed to provide assistance in the teaching of the Holy People of God how to pray with the Universal Church using the Liturgy of the Hours under the guidance of the Magisterium of Saint John Paul the Great and Pope Benedict the XVI.
Apologetics: I’m Not Really Sorry!
August 8 – September 2, 2016
This course will focus not just on the “what” of apologetics (i.e., the content of the case), but also the “how” of apologetics (i.e., the proper techniques necessary to successfully make the case).
Mariology: There’s Something about Mary
August 15 – September 9, 2016
This course will endeavor to resituate the basic Marian teachings of the Church in a Scriptural, historical and modern context. Using what is said of Mary in Lumen Gentium, ch. VIII and other post – conciliar documents, Mary’s importance to the faith of Catholics in the post – modern era will be emphasized.
Book of James, Part 1/2
August 22 – September 16, 2016
This course will seek to implement the vision of Dei Verbum 12 as fleshed out by Pope Benedict in Verbum Domini for our study of The Letter of James.
Apocalypse Now: The Relevance of Revelation
August 29 – September 23, 2016
This mini-course will serve as an overview for the Book of Revelation (Apocalypse).