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Certificate in Christian Thought - Two-year part-time course

The Drumalis Retreat Centre are offering a two year part-time intensive course in Christian Thought, starting in September 2021. The Certificate in Christian Thought programme aims to offer a space where adults can explore, reflect upon, discuss and study faith and how it relates to life in today's world, both at a personal and community level.

This course is offered to men and women from all walks of life. It sees participants' lived experience as complementary to the more formal input of the sessions and values the sharing of that experience as one of the great gifts participants can offer to each other. It presents Christian spirituality and theology in an accessible, down-to-earth way in an accepting and relaxed atmosphere. 

It is possible to do the course for validation by St Mary's University College or for personal development only.

Course content 

The course will be delivered over 7 Saturdays in each of two successive years, from 10:00am until 4:30pm. This represents 70 hours of direct contact with the expectation of a minimum of 40 hours of home study and guided reading.

Spirituality with Jonny Watson.

An Introduction to Pastoral Theology with Grainne Doherty.

The Eucharist: A Community Called to Worship with John Forsyth PP.

Living the Christian Life with Perry Gildea CM.

The Sacraments – Encounters with God acting in the Church and its Members in Word and
Symbol
with Dr Finola Cunnane SSL.

Spirituality 2 with Jonny Watson.

The Church with Pascal Scallon CM.

The Scriptures – The Living Word of God in Dialogue with the World with Pam Thimmes OSC.

Where in the World is God? with Dr Johnston McMaster.

Course information and application form 

Full details of the course can be downloaded here

Course application form can be downloaded here

If you want further information about the course email:
or telephone Drumalis on 028 28 272196 during office hours (Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm).

Information on Drumalis can be found here

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