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CODE MRT5430

 
TITLE Spirituality of Consecrated Life

 
LEVEL 05 - Postgraduate Modular Diploma or Degree Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 5

 
DEPARTMENT Moral Theology

 
DESCRIPTION PART ONE:
Four are considered to be the originators of the basic “Rules” of religious life: Sts Basil, Augustine, Benedict and Francis. All other founders/foundresses compiled “Constitutions”.

PART TWO:
St Ignatius of Loyola

PART THREE:
While the course will delve in an introductory manner into the aforementioned foundations of Religious Life, it will then offer a deeper reflection on the theology of religious life presented by Vatican II up to Vita Consecrata:
- The divine-ecclesial origin of consecrated life;
- Function and importance of consecrated life within the Church;
- The universal vocation of all the Christians to sanctity and the particular vocation of the consecrated persons;
- Spiritual theology of community-living and the vows;
- The charismatic origin of consecrated life: its mission in the Church;
- The theological effects of consecration on the individual and the Church in general.

PART FOUR:
Secular Institutes: The Provida Mater and Primo Feliciter.

Objectives

At the end of this course, participants would be able to:
a. appreciate the richness of ways in the following of Christ that developed throughout history;
b. understand that Christian spirituality needs to be incarnated in the concrete historical, social and ecclesial situation of a given moment of history.

Reading List

- AA.VV., Dizionario Teologico della Vita Consacrata, Milan, Ancora Books, 1994.
- CABRA PIER GIORDANO, Breve Corso sulla Vita Consacrata, Brescia, Queriniana, 2004.
- CENCINI AMADEO., Vita Consacrata, Turin, Pauline, 1994.
- SCHNEIDERS SANDRA M., Religious Life in a New Millennium, New Jersey, Pauline, 2000.

 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Assignment Yes 100%

 
LECTURER/S

 
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Notices
The Spirit of the Reformation: 500 Years On
The Spirit of the Reformation: 500 Years On - An International Conference organised by the Faculty of Theology - 27-28 October 2017


Augustinian Institute Academic Year 2017-18

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