Sunday, November 28, 2021
— Friday, December 24, 2021
What can Carmelite spirituality teach us about living at peace in this frenetic world? A lot.
This short online course aims to introduce students to the history of the Carmelite Order and its unique features, including its eremitic and monastic roots, attentiveness to the human soul, the virtue of humility, the spousal meaning of the body, the role of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and the art of silent contemplative prayer.
The course is based on the book Shoeless: Carmelite Spirituality in a Disquieted World by Dr. Donald Wallenfang and Megan Wallenfang. Dr. Wallenfang is a Sacred Heart professor who specializes in Catholic theology and philosophy, Carmelite spirituality, phenomenology, and metaphysics.
This FREE non-credit course is being offered online using the seminary's learning management system, Canvas. Upon signing up for the course, students will receive a username and password for accessing the online class.
The class will be conducted online giving students the freedom to engage with the material and complete course tasks around their own schedule. The class will consist of four modules which can be completed according to the individual's own pace.
Each module will be hosted by Dr. Donald Wallenfang, Professor of Theology and Philosophy.
Each module will include:
The goal of the course is not to deliver a high level of rigor or stress, but instead expose Catholics who want to learn more about Carmelite Spirituality.
Consider this an Advent study or retreat experience, done at your own pace. This is an opportunity to grow deeper in your relationship with the Lord and with others.