Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis is seeking students for its Doctor of Ministry in Preaching Program. Since its inception in 1993 as the only Catholic doctoral program in preaching, the program has remained unique. Our hybrid style of learning enables students to maintain their full-time ministry commitments. Students engage in online study and dialogue throughout the semester with a mid-course, on-campus intensive seminar held locally in St. Louis.
Submitted by Gloria Marie Jones, OP
How do we pass on the Dominican charism at this crucial moment in our history?
How do we create new, relevant expressions of the Dominican charism to ensure its ongoing vitality through the formation of present and future generations of sisters and lay partners?
These questions have driven the work of the Dominican Charism Initiative this past year. Dominican sisters, friars, nuns, laity, associates and members of the Dominican Youth Movement from around the globe have contributed to making this initiative come to life.
This initiative will provide an online web-based learning platform for the Dominican Charism. It will offer the opportunity for all members of the Dominican family and lay partners to learn the foundational elements of Dominican life and mission. Through a variety of presentations and reflection questions, each of the eight different modules will offer instruction that will deepen your understanding of and excitement for being Dominican.
How can Christianity touch the imagination of our contemporaries whenever fewer people in the West identify as religious? Timothy Radcliffe argues we must show how everything we believe is an invitation to live fully. God says: ‘I put before you life and death: Choose life.’ Anyone who understands the beauty and messiness of human life – novelists, poets, film makers and so on –can be our allies, whether they believe or not. The challenge is not today’s secularism but its banality.
In his reflection on the Lord’s Prayer, St. Gregory of Nyssa’s approach to prayer remains particularly attractive for us because it reflects the concerns of Christians today, in particular the need to participate actively in the life of the world. Join Fr. Michael Mascari, OP, Academic Dean of Aquinas Institute of Theology for this talk on St. Gregory. January 11, 7:30 pm at St. Albert Priory in Oakland. Please click here to read the flyer.