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Adult Education Certificate in Spirituality

SPIRITUAL ENRICHMENT

Adult Education Certificate in Spirituality

2018-2020 Evening Programme

Thursday 7.00 – 9.30 pm

Registration for Autumn 2018 courses now open

PROGRAMME INFORMATION

The Adult Education Certificate in Spirituality is a two-year part-time evening programme run by 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 one hour sessions.

THURSDAY EVENING

What Are We Doing Here?                                     John Scally

Exploring Images of God                                       Siobhan Larkin CHF

Spiritual Growth and Development                         Denis Robinson CSSp

What is Spirituality?                                              Jack Finnegan SDB

Exploring Prayer                                                   Brian Grogan SJ

Mysticism                                                             TBC

The Christian Spiritual Tradition                             TBC

Spirituality Reflected in Literature                          Una Agnew SSL

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

Spirit Moves through Movies                                  Conall O’Cuinn

Meditation and Contemplation                                Donagh O’Shea OP

Spirituality Seeking Understanding                          John Scally

Reflections on Art and Literature                             Brian Dooney

Integration/Evaluation                                            Anne Ryan

 

 

 

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

DATES IN YEAR 1

SEMESTER ONE

Thursday Evening

27 Sept – 6 Dec 2018

Mid-term: 1 Nov 2017

Saturday Workshops

13 October 2018
3 November 2018
24 November 2018

SEMESTER TWO

Thursday Evening

17 Jan – 11 April 2019

Saturday Workshops

2 February 2019
9 March 2019
13 April 2019

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).

CONTACT DETAILS

Please direct all enquiries to

Anne Ryan
Co-ordinator Adult Education Certificate in Spirituality

Lumen – Dominican Centre

Sion Hill Campus

Blackrock

Co.Dublin

                                                                               

Tel:       Mobile: 086 8843652

Email:   anneryanflanagan@gmail.com

Directions / Public Transport

Lumen · Dominican Centre is accessed from Mount Merrion Avenue: after its junction with Cross Avenue heading towards Blackrock, take the first left. Free parking is available.

Buses: nos. 4, 7, 8, 17, 46A, 47, 145, and 84A

DART: Blackrock Station (10-15 minute walk to the Centre).

 

We look forward to welcoming you!