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with Sue Athey
"Lord, teach us to pray"
CEC is pleased to offer a 10-week intensive study on the fourth pillar of the Catechism - The Life of Christian Prayer.
Jesus came to give us life and life to the fullest. This lavish love of God is experienced and discovered through the inexhaustible ways of Christian Prayer. Beginning with its roots in the Old Testament, we will study what Jesus taught about prayer, look at different kinds of prayer and explore the seven petitions of the “Lord’s Prayer” that most perfect prayer that Jesus gave to us.
Students must bring a Bible and a copy of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC), 2nd edition, to each class.
Weekly readings and assignments will be required for those taking this course towards diocesan catechist certification.
The facilitator for this program is Sue Athey, MA Theology (Augustine Institute); Certified Spiritual Director with over 20 years as a Third Order Carmelite
For more information, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org
with Phil Pratt
The Book of Revelation is perhaps the most misunderstood and misinterpreted book in all of Scripture!
Many people look around at the violence, disrespect for life, materialism, and rejection of God that plague our modern world and wonder - are we seeing the End Times foretold by Christ, disturbingly described in Paul's Second Letter to the Thessalonians, and specifically detailed in the Revelation of John? Perhaps we should better understand these passages of Scripture!
- The theme of marriage is central to Revelation; and reflects the central theme of John's Gospel as well. How does marriage provide a framework for understanding Revelation?
- Revelation is writting using an apocryphal style; are the end times all doom and gloom?
- Revelation must be understood within the historical setting of 1st century Israel
- Revelation must be understood as describing a great but largely unseen battle that takes place, not in the heavenly realm, but here on earth
- Understanding the elaborate and powerful symbolism is difficult without an understanding of the Old Testament
- Numbers are significant! Seven figures, seven bowls of wrath, seven seals, 666, thousand year reign, etc.
But most of all, Revelation must be interpreted in accord with the heart and mind of the Church!