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Date posted:   Nov 29, 2023

Following the Star

Photo of Following the Star

Fee: $30 | Three Weeks

Join the Magi in following the star this Advent season. Focusing on the Epiphany, this course takes a reflective look at the experience of the Magi in traveling to see the Christ child, honoring him, and departing by a different way. 


Reflect on your own faith journey this Advent and Christmas season as we take a closer look at the scripture as well as the different ways the Epiphany is celebrated in the global church.

All materials will be provided within the course.


Week 1: "Where is the newborn king?"
Week 2: "We saw his star"
Week 3: "We have come to do him homage"

Content Scholars:

Madeleine Boucher, Ph.D. (text) is a former professor of New Testament and director of the Women’s Studies Program, Fordham University
Richard Leonard, S.J., (text) is a Jesuit priest of the Australian Province, author, educator, and film critic.
Fr. Anselm W. Romb, OFM Conv. (text) is a Conventual Franciscan priest and author.
Megan McKenna (text) is an internationally known author, theologian, storyteller and lecturer. She teaches at several colleges and universities and does retreats, workshops and parish missions.
Søren Kierkegaard (text) was a Danish philosopher, theologian, and social critic.
Cecilia Martinez-Avila (text) is a writer.
Kathy McNeely (text) is the coordinator of special projects at the Maryknoll Office of Global Concerns in Washington, D.C.
Damian Torres-Botello, S.J. (video) is a Jesuit priest of the Midwest Province. He is a spiritual director, LGBTQ+ advocate, contributor to The Jesuit Post, and co-founder of the Jesuit Antiracism Sodality (JARS).
Barbara E. Quinn, RSCJ (video) is a member of the Society of the Sacred Heart, United States-Canada province. She serves as the Associate Director of Spiritual Formation at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry.
Sr. Jane Wakahiu, LSOSF, Ph.D. (video) is a member of the institute of the Little Sisters of Saint Francis, Kenya. Wakahiu provides leadership and direction of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation’s program department and the Catholic Sisters Initiative.
Carolyn Y. Woo, Ph.D. (video) is former dean of the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame and former CEO and president of Catholic Relief Services.
Jan Richardson (prayer) is an artist, writer, and ordained minister in the United Methodist Church. She serves as director of The Wellspring Studio, LLC, and has traveled widely as a retreat leader and conference speaker.
Theodore J. Tracy, S.J. (prayer) was a Jesuit priest, professor, author, retreat leader, and spiritual director.
John Shea (prayer) is a theologian, storyteller, teacher, writer, and a consultant with decades of experience in providing theological and formation services to parishes and faith-based organizations.