SUMMER SY 2015-2016 RENEWAL PROGRAMS
 
CONTEXTUAL THEOLOGIES

 

 

 

   
THE "TRANSFORMING TOUCH OF GOD":The Triune God from a Cultural Perspective
Dr. Jose de Mesa
April 4-15; 8:30 am-12:00 nn
The expression "I was touched" or "We have been touched" points to someone or something that profoundly affects us positively as persons. Vatican II, notably in its Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation, recovers for us the deep meaning disclosed by this three-fold "touch" of God we experience in the ordinary setting of our lives. We start with the importance of culture in our lives and its perspectives in Vatican II. Then, by using culture as our guide, we will examine how we got into a difficulty and a bind in the European Middle Ages. Through a significantly changed interpretation of culture, we will attempt to experience the "transforming touch" of God, who is love (agape) in a triune way. Course Fee: PhP 2,500 inclusive of snacks.
 
 
INCLUSIVE READING OF THE SCRIPTURE
 

 

 

 

   

"FOR I DESIRE MERCY NOT SACRIFICE" (Hosea 6:6): Biblical Reflection on the Year of Mercy
Sr. Helen Graham, MM
April 13-14; 8:30 am-4:00 pm
This two-day seminar is an invitation to explore the riches of "mercy" as a biblical theme and to reflect on the Jubilee of Mercy in the light of Scripture. bring your Bible and a friend for havrutah. Course Fee: PhP 1, 000 inclusive of snacks and hand-outs.

FALLING IN LOVE WITH THE SHARED SCRIPTURES: New Ways to Read the Old Testament
Mark David Walsh
April 18-22; 8:30 am-5:00 pm
The Old Testament, or the Scriptures we share with the Jewish people, is alive with remarkable characters, exciting narratives, beautiful poetry and prophetic challenges that are just as relevant today as they were in the era in which they were written. The Shared Scriptures provide the palate from which the authors of the New Testament painted and help us to better understand the fullness of these Scriptures. Pope Francis writes of the "rich complementarity" shared by Christians and Jews that allows them to read the scriptures they share in order to "mine the riches of God's word". (Evangelii Guadium, 2013, #249). In doing so, he is inviting Christians to fall in love with the Shared Scriptures, that we call the Old Testament. Course Fee: PhP 2, 500 with snacks.

MISSION IN PAULINE LITERATURE
Sr. Gemma Victorino, PDDM
May 10 - 14; 8:30 am-12:00 nn
The course presents Paul's life, letters, and thought considered historically and theologically. It explores the inclusive dimension of mission in the Pauline literature. Course Fee: PhP 1, 500 with snacks.

RE-READING WOMEN IN THE BIBLE
Nancy Pia Sison
July 4 - 15; 1:30 pm-5:30 pm
This workshop explores the stories of women in the Bible in order to enable us to listen to Word of God in the voices and experiences of women. We will discover various ways of reading and understanding the stories such as midrash. Course Fee: PhP 2, 500 with snacks.

 
 
INTEGRAL SPIRITUALITY
     
   

ECOLOGICAL SPIRITUALITY AND ETHICS
Sr. Mary Anne Bellosillo, MMS & Team
May 9 - 13; Live-in @ HEAL, Villasis, Pangasinan (Departure from IFRS on May 9, 6:00 am)
All over the world, there is an on-going ecological crisis. This course will respond to this and will allow you to experience and integrate a spirituality that is creation-centered. As a comunity of life, we see our role as a strand of this whole web of life. Care for the Earth will be experienced as part of this course. This will also include realities of the ecological crisis seen from the context of the New Story of Creation. Course Fee: PhP 6, 500 inclusive of transportation, board and lodging.

LITURGICAL DANCE
Ms. Leah Tolentino and GINHAWA Team
May 30 - June 3; 8:30 am-5:00 pm
Music and dance have been long-standing elements within our liturgical tradition. If we can sing our prayers, we can also dance our prayers. Liturgical dances are characterized by gestures of reverence. In these, we dance our prayers to God. The course offers some forms and expressions in worship from the carefully choreographed dramatic presentation to the spontaneous worship and celebration of individuals and congregations adapted to the Asian context. Course Fee: PhP 2, 500 with snacks.

   

 

 

 

     
 
TRANSFORMATIVE LEADERSHIP AND MINISTRIES
 

 

 

 

 

   

ENGAGING IN PASTORAL-PROPHETIC MINISTRIES
Fr. Enrico Martin Adoviso
April 11 - 16; 8:30 am-5:00 pm
Drawing on approaches of the sociology of religion, this course explores questions of how the church can engage purposefully in pastoral reflection upon contemporary social problems and issues. Guides participants in preparing modles of pastoral-prophetic ministry for the local church. The course ends with a group exposure in Mt. Banahaw, Quezon Province. Course Fee: PhP 2, 500 with snacks. Exposure expenses are not included in the fees.

POPE FRANCIS CLOSE TO OUR HEARTS: Modeling After the Inspiring Leadership of Pope Francis
Earnest Tan
May 2-3 & May 4 - 6; 8:30 - 5:00 pm
Religious and pastoral leaders by virtue of their roles are looked up as leaders by the faithful. Pope Francis in his early papacy has reminded us: "Inconsistency on the part of pastors and the faithful between what they say and what they do, between word and manner of life is undermining the Church's credibility." He beckons us: "May the Church be a place of God's mercy and hope, where all feel welcomed, loved, forgiven and encouraged to live according to the good life of the Gospel." The first part of this course elucidates on four tracks in the kind of leadership that our Pope espouses by his own example. The second part explores how we can apply these in our own leadership in community life, formation and ministry. Course Fee: PhP 3, 000 with snacks.

 
 
     
     
     
     
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