As part of the STM’s mission to serve the community and the Church, our Continuing Education programs provide access to world-class theological and pastoral scholarship, online and on campus, for ministers and others who seek to deepen their engagement with the Catholic faith. Our priority is to create opportunities for people to participate in conversations on the faith tradition, contemporary theological issues, and ways to pray and serve in the 21st century. We offer an array of on-campus presentations, as well as online courses, certificate programs, videos, podcasts, and other resources for faith enrichment.
Encore is a free, curated collection of digital resources covering a range of topics. This archive includes podcasts and videos of our on-campus events, as well as Encore Access—a guide to using selected videos for discussion with members of a faith community. Through Encore, we make the richness of STM excellence available to an even wider audience.
On the Feast of St. Catherine of Siena, a lay member of the Order of Preachers, join a conversation with the founders of Discerning Deacons, a new initiative that is engaging Catholics in the discernment of our Church about the ordination of women to the diaconate. At this event, witness the historical and contemporary diaconal ministry of Catholic women; explore the potential impact of women deacons in your parish, community and beyond; and discern how to participate in Pope Francis’ vision for a “synodal church” that walks together.
Symbolized by an eagle, John is distinctive for its lofty spiritual vision, and its spiraling presentation of the message of Jesus. Join our quest through this Gospel to discover a Word of glory. Study the Gospel of John with written and video guidance provided by noted experts Fr. Thomas D. Stegman, S.J., and the late Fr. Daniel J. Harrington, S.J. Each week Fr. Stegman presents a commentary on a designated segment of the Gospel, and participants are also invited to read a commentary by the late Fr. Harrington. By the end of this workshop participants will have a detailed overview of the entire Fourth Gospel. Additional topics addressed include: how John’s Gospel is different from the Synoptic Gospels; the Fourth Gospel and “the Jews”; and how John is used in the Common Lectionary.
Presenter: M. Shawn Copeland, Professor Emerita, Boston College Department of Theology
This lecture explores the figure of Mary Magdalene as interpreted through Negro or African American Spirituals. Special focus is given to the resurrection narratives in the Gospels.
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