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What is Consecrated Life? What is a brother and how is he different from a priest?
What is the role of religious sisters and brothers in the Church?
How does one discern a vocation?
Get your questions answered this summer! Fr. Michael Champagne, CJC is teaching
THE 290 Theology of the Consecrated Life. The course will examine the roots of
consecrated life in the life and mission of Jesus as well as the specific call
to poverty, chastity, and obedience that He gave to some in the New Testament.
The history of the development of consecrated life in the Church will be
discussed and key magisterial documents will be studied. The nature of religious
charisms and the essential nature of consecrated life will be treated as well as
the process of vocational discernment. The varieties and various forms of
consecrated life will be presented and discussed.
Day and Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays o 6:45 - 8:30 PM
Location: Marian Hall, Our Lady of Sorrows Retreat Center, 406 N Main St. St. Martinville Classes start: Thursday May 30 Classes end: Thursday, August 1
Cost: $200 for AI catechetical credit/audit $1154 for University of Holy Cross Credit
For more information or to register, contact Fr. Michael Champagne, CJC at (337) 395-6550 or visit us at www.aquinaslafayette.org Register Now!
Register Now for an Aquinas Institute Course!
Summer Course: THE 290 Thology of Consecrated Life 3 sem. hours will be taught
by Fr. Michael Champagne, CJC, STD on Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:45 PM - 8:30 PM at
406 N. Main St., St. Martinville La. Classes start Thursday May 30
and end Thursday, August 1
Spring Course: THE 391 Mariology 3 sem. hours will be taught
by Monsignor Arthur Calkins, STD on Wednesdays 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM at
501 E. St. Mary Blvd in Lafayette.Classes start January 16 and end May 8.
Spring Course: THE 491 Gender Identity 3 sem. hours by Jennifer Miller
on Thursdays 6:00 - 8:45 PM at 2315 Johnston St. Lafayette.
Classes begin Jan. 17 and end May 9
The classes can be taken for college credit (accredited through University of Holy Cross)
or for catechetical credit (audit).
For more info or to register call (337) 394-6550, email firstname.lastname@example.org,
or go to www.aquinaslafayette.org
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Nature of the Institute
Operation and Structure
Courses of the Aquinas Institute normally meet once a week in a three-hour session, or twice per week in two hour and half sessions. A 3-credit hour course consists of 45 contact hours per semester. In the fall and spring semesters this involves 15 weeks of classes. Summer semesters require meeting more frequently as they are shorter semesters. Appropriate breaks are given during the lectures. Instructors of the individual courses may make other arrangements, but full courses always involve a minimum of 45 contact hours of instruction for a three credit course. The curriculum offered by the Aquinas Institute includes courses in philosophy and theology with themes foundational to the Catholic faith.