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Adult Education Certificate in Spirituality

SPIRITUAL ENRICHMENT

Adult Education Certificate in Spirituality

2017-2019 Evening Programme

Thursday 7.00 – 9.30 pm

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PROGRAMME INFORMATION

The Adult Education Certificate in Spirituality is a two-year part-time evening programme run
in partnership with Lumen · Dominican Centre, Sion Hill Campus, Blackrock.

The programme takes place on Thursday evenings from 7.00–9.30pm with a 30 minute
tea break, and there are six Saturday workshops each year from 10.00am–4.00pm.
Students complete fifteen modules each year which deal with key issues in spiritual
development. The programme involves a combination of teaching by experienced
lecturers, group discussion and the use of journaling. This combination assists
participants to integrate course material into their experience. There is no end of year or
final exam.

Within you there is a stillness
And a sanctuary
Where you can retreat and be yourself.
H. Hesse

WHO IS THE PROGRAM FOR?

It will be of interest to those who wish to:
• Gain insights into self, human development and spirituality.
• Address the meaning and purpose of life.
• Explore their relationship with God.
• Develop a greater sense of awareness and reflectivity.
• Nurture a sense of wonder and appreciation for everyday lived experience.
• Be stimulated and challenged by contemporary thinking in spirituality.
• Engage with the support and camaraderie of a group on a similar quest.

THE PROGRAMME AIMS TO

Provide students with a broad overview of key contemporary spiritual issues.
• Develop skills to reflect and discern lived experience.
• Explore the Christian tradition and its application to contemporary issues.
• Provide a forum for discussion and debate in the class group setting.

PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS

The main course requirements are attendance, participation and reflection.
Integration of the course material is facilitated by group discussion and reflection.
Enrichment occurs from interacting and sharing with other members of the group.

MODULES in Year One 2016-2017

A module consists of four to six 60 minute sessions.

THURSDAY EVENING

What is Spirituality?                                                    Jack Finnegan SDB
What it Means to be Human                                       Bernadette Toal
Exploring Prayer                                                         Brian Grogan SJ
Journaling as Reflective Practice                                  Bill Mathews SJ
Spiritual Growth and Development                              Denis Robinson CSSp
Standing in a Stream: The Christian Spiritual Tradition  Mary O’Driscoll OP, Donagh O’Shea OP,
Stephen Cummins OP and others
Spirituality Reflected in Literature                                 Una Agnew
Reading the Old Testament as Sacred Scripture            Sean Goan
Windows on Social Spirituality                                      Peter McVerry SJ

 

SATURDAY WORKSHOPS

SATURDAY WORKSHOPS
Celtic Spirituality (held in Glendalough)                 Michael Rodgers SPS
Spirituality Seeking Understanding                        John Scally
Meditation and Contemplation                             Donagh O’Shea OP
Spirit Moves through Movies                               Conall O’Cuinn
Dreams and Spiritual Growth                               Paddy Greene SJ
Integration / Evaluation                                       Anne Ryan

 

While this list of modules is correct at the time of publication, minor changes may occur.

DATES

SEMESTER ONE

Thursday Evening

Year One:          28 Sept – 7 Dec 2017

Mid-term:           2 Nov 2017

Saturday Workshops

Year One:
7 October 2017
21 November 2017
11 November 2017

SEMESTER TWO

Thursday Evening

Year One:          18 Jan – 26 April 2018

Easter Break:     29 March and 5 April 2018

Saturday Workshops

Year One:
3 February 2018
3 March 2018
28 April 2018

COST

Fee per year: €850. A deposit of € 100 is required. Fees are payable in two instalments: in September and January.

Applications

  • Application to the programme is open to anyone regardless of formal educational background.
  • Applicants will be invited to an informal interview to discuss the programme and their expectations.
  • Applications should be submitted by mid September to Anne Ryan, Programme Co-ordinator. (Late applications may be considered).

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CONTACT DETAILS

Please direct all enquiries to

Anne Ryan
Co-ordinator Adult Education Certificate in Spirituality

Lumen · Dominican CentreSion Hill Campus
Blackrock
Co. Dublin
Tel:       Mobile: 086 8843652
Email:   anneryanflanagan@gmail.com