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Journey with us through

Lux & Claritas

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Introducing LIFE IN TRUTH - a joint venture of Lux in Tenebris – Light in Darkness & Claritas Spiritual Theology.

Combined, these two missions form one apostolate which seeks to bring greater light, truth, and clarity in charity to as many people as possible, so that captives can be set free, souls can be saved, people can have greater peace – in short, so that people can live a life in truth!

Join Dr Denise Clare Oliver and Dr Christina Pal as they embark on this new adventure in God!

Spiritual Formation

WEDNESDAYS

START on 18th September 2024

Claritas courses, books, and resources equip you to understand the great spiritual masters and how everyone can reach the heights of holiness.

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Claritas is dedicated to offering resources suitable for laity, priests, and religious. We delve deeply into the Catholic Spiritual Tradition and see its relevance for today. Whether you want to grow in your own spiritual life, or you are already a spiritual director or formator and you want to learn more about the spiritual life and formation, Claritas provides the tools.

Join us on this journey so that together we may be further transformed by grace, enlightened by truth, and inflamed by love.

Lux in Tenebris – which means Light in Darkness – provides education, encouragement, and resources to all who are open to the transformative power of the Light of Christ.

 

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In the midst of contemporary culture, so much distress and confusion, and the media storms of bad news, we focus on the Good News of Jesus Christ, “centre of the universe and centre of history,” (St John Paul II).

Newman Catechetical Certificate - Reasons for Faith

MONDAYS

START on 23rd September 2024

Learn how to give credible answers to difficult questions. Learn how to deal with some of the most difficult questions of our time. Discover the connections between Scripture, the Fathers of the Church, St Thomas Aquinas, and the Catechism on various topics. In the process of learning how to answer the questions of others, your own faith will be edified and your hope strengthened.

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Deeper into Scripture - Hearing the Voice of the Saviour

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Discover the voice of the Saviour speaking directly to you and enter more deeply into friendship with Him.

Learn how to read the Sacred Page – how to go beyond a superficial reading & begin to penetrate deeply the Word of God. Examine Catholic Principles for Scriptural Interpretation, see the overarching story of the Bible, and then focus on the Gospels and the words of Christ Jesus, who says, ”These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete,” (Jn 15:11) .

TUESDAYS

START on 24th September 2024

History of Catholic Spirituality

Trace the development of Catholic Spirituality from the Desert fathers and the beginnings of monasticism, through the middle ages & the Renaissance, to Vatican II and beyond.

Discover the wisdom offered by these distinctive spiritualities.

Relate distinctive ways of prayer with significant spiritualities in the context of their historical emergence in the life of the Church.

THURSDAYS

START on 3rd October 2024

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Jesus, the Eucharist & the Gospel of St John

Although we hear the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke once every three years in the liturgical cycle of Sunday Mass readings, we hear the Gospel of John every year – during the Christmas and Easter Seasons, the climax of Lent, and other Solemnities and Feasts.

This course seeks to explore what makes the Gospel of John so special and unique. We will consider the structure and content of this mystical gospel, what it has in common with the other gospels, and what is unique. We will focus on St John’s rich theology of the Eucharist and how the various Old Testament sacrifices help us to understand more deeply Jesus' teaching about the Eucharist, the Sacraments, the Divinity of Christ, the Person of the Holy Spirit, the Indwelling of the Trinity, Discipleship, Christ’s fulfillment of the Old Covenant, and more.

WEDNESDAYS  OR  FRIDAYS

START on 25th or 27th September 2024

Introduction to

St Thomas Aquinas & His Works

Summer Intensive Course – Bachelor’s Level

[6 UK Credits; 3 ECTS]

SEPTEMBER 2024

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We are very grateful to Bishop Philip Egan (Bishop of the Diocese of Portsmouth, England) for his blessing and his continued prayers for this new apostolate.

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