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Intimacy Throughout Life: A Catholic Perspective


Join a guided conversation around the C21 Resources Spring 2014 issue that addresses intimacy in its expansive meaning.  Not only will the workshop explore the culturally predominant understanding of intimacy as the closeness of a sexual relationship, but it also will examine intimacy between generations, in families, among friends, and with God.

Check the course schedule for future offerings of this course.

Special Features:

  • Study aide that guides participants through the assignments
  • Weekly questions for discussion and reflection
  • Resources page for further study

All STM Online: Crossroads courses and workshops include these features:

  • Participants have access 24 hours/ 7 days a week to the course's password-protected web site. 
  • Each participant belongs to a small Community for Conversation and faith sharing guided by a facilitator.
  • Site is usually available to participants at least three months after the course.
  • An orientation in how to navigate the web site is always available.
  • Technical assistance is easy to contact and prompt in returning a message.
  • A Certificate of Active Participation is awarded to those who post at least three messages of substance for each week of content.

Week 1: Emerging Intimacy
Topics include: the challenge of intimacy in the context of culture, sexual love, healthy body image, and vocation.

Week 2: Embracing Intimacy
Topics include: the deepening intimacy through challenges, grief, aging, and intergenerational family reltionships.

Additional Materials Needed
All materials are included in the course.  Peruse the C21 Resources issue that we will discuss.

Time Commitment:
A participant can expect to spend an average of 3 hours each week. This commitment includes both preparation and interaction online.

Fee: $25

Content Scholars: The authors in the Spring 2014 issue under the editorship of Lisa Sowle Cahill and Kerry Cronin:  Pope Benedict XVI, Gregory Boyle, S.J., Sidney Callahan, Drew Christiansen, S.J., Kerry Cronin, Peter Folan, Donna Freitas, Lisa Fullam, Daniel Horan, OFM, Pope John Paul II, Thomas Nelson, Michael Novak, Timothy P. O’Malley, Julie Hanlon Rubio, Marianne Tierney, Dianne Williamson