New Evangelization: Theology and Spirituality (Fr. Thomas Nelson, O.Praem.)
This course will look at what the Church calls the New Evangelization by covering the Church's teaching on evangelization especially as presented in the document Ad Gentes of Vatican II. The course will look at the various adaptations of the Church's missionary activity over the centuries and, in that light, the call to the new evangelization for the Third Christian millennium. It will develop both a theology and spirituality of evangelization with particular emphasis on the role of consecrated men and women in the New Evangelization.
The Acts of the Apostles (Rev. David Gonzalez, O.Praem.)
This course will be a reflection on and study of the Acts of the Apostles in the light of the new evangelization. The Acts of the Apostle is every missionary's handbook. It details for us the Church's evangelization effort from the Ascension of the Lord when He commissioned His disciples to evangelize the entire world, even to the point of the death of the Apostles Peter and Paul. It is the biblical foundation and inspiration of the New Evangelization.
Place: Mary Star of the Sea High School in San Pedro
Time: New Evangelization: 8:45 a.m. to 10:35 a.m.
The Acts of the Apostles: 10:50 a.m. to 12:40 p.m.
Dates-Saturdays: Oct. 5, Nov. 16, Dec. 14, Jan. 25 (IRL Regional Meeting), Feb. 15, March 8,
April 5, May 10
Direct questions to: Fr. Thomas Nelson, O.Praem.
St. Michael Abbey
949-858-0222 ext. 248
Send registration form and payment to: Institute on Religious Life
P.O. Box 7500
Libertyville, IL 60048
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Joint effort of IRL and Christendom Graduate School
The Vita Consecrata Institute is a joint effort by the IRL and the Graduate School of Christendom College. The summer VCI is held at the beautiful Christendom campus in Front Royal, Virginia.
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For "All Stages of Formation"
Don't miss out on the next VCI. It has life-transforming potential. Consider what one participant said recently: "I would recommend this program to all religious in all stages of formation... Not only because of the exceptional instructors and subject matter, but moreover because of the spirit in which the program is run... that Spirit of contemplation which draws us together as one community, not merely many different religious institutes, but one large institute of religious communities... as one community of God."
Another participant simply said "I have never had such a profound, educational and enjoy-able experience in a classroom."
Awakening of Renewed Fervor
The Vita Consecrata Institute can benefit any priest, religious or consecrated person. Not only does it provide opportunity for graduate credit, but its greatest benefit is the awakening of renewed fervor to the grace of one's vocation. It is a program to which even novice directors will want to bring their novices. The coming together of many religious of various congregations adds to the richness of the experience.
— Fr. Thomas Nelson, O.Praem.
IRL National Director