"It is troubling how many people expect applause, recognition, when they have not even begun to learn an art or craft. Instant success is the order of the day; 'I want it now!' I wonder whether this is not part of our corruption by machines. Machines do things very quickly and outside the natural rhythm of life, and we are indignant if a car doesn't start at the first try. So the few things that we still do, such as cooking (though there are TV dinners!), knitting, gardening, anything at all that cannot be hurried, have a very particular value." (May Sarton, Journal of a Solitude, W W Norton, 1973, 15.)

2017 Aquinas Academy Course List

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Aquinas Academy has organised a terrific range of course for 2017, including many offered for the first time but with some old favourites as well. You can explore everything from relationships to poetry, from film to politics to writing your life. Come explore, learn and grow. See the 2017 Course List by clicking on the following link.

COURSES – 2017

All courses held at Level 5, 141 Harrington Street, Sydney
except "Days of Silence and Solitude" held at Colo.

All costs are per person and include notes.

1. Writing Your Life II – A Freeing Journey                                                               
Prerequisite: Writing Your Life I
Presenter:   Catherine Hammond BS in Ed, MA, MPh 
When:           Wednesdays 1, 8, 15, 22 February, 10am – 12noon 
Cost:              $144

2. Film Lectio I– Creativity in “Autumn Sonata”                                                    
Presenters: Marie Biddle RSJ, MA, MTh & Michael Whelan SM, PhD
When:           Thursdays 2, 9, 16 February,5.30pm – 7.30pm 
Cost:              $30

3. The Poetry of Grace II: Francis Webb                                                                   
Presenter:    Michael Griffith, PhD
When:           Tuesdays 7, 14, 21 and Friday 24 February, 10am – 12noon
Cost:              $144 

4. Relationship Seminar I (Limited Numbers Available)                                      
Presenters: Michael Whelan SM, PhD & Marie Biddle RSJ, MA, MTh
When:           Thursdays 2, 9, 16 & 23 March, 6pm – 8pm
Cost:              $144 

5. Poetry and Art                                                                                                             
Presenter:   Elizabeth Guy, PhD (Poetry and Art)
When:           Tuesdays 28 February and 7, 14 21 March, 10am – 12noon
Cost:              $144 

6. The Catholic Church and Democratic Society I                                                   
Presenter:    Robert Gascoigne, BA(Hons), DPhil (Oxford), DTheol. (MCD) 
When:           Wednesdays 8, 15, 22,29 March, 10am – 12noon
Cost:              $144 

7. Film Lectio I (Repeat) – Creativity in ‘Autumn Sonata’                                    
Presenters:  Marie Biddle RSJ, MA, MTh & Michael Whelan SM, PhD
When:           Tuesday 28 March and 4, 11 April, 10am – 12noon 
Cost:              $144 

8. The Odyssey of the Heart I                                                                                      
Presenter:   Tom Ryan SM, BA, MA(Hons) PhD
When:           Wednesdays 10, 17, 24 & 31 May, 10am – 12noon
Cost:              $144 

9. Relationship Seminar I (Repeat) (Limited Numbers Available)                    
Presenters: Michael Whelan SM, PhD & Marie Biddle RSJ, MA, MTh
When:           Thursdays 18, 25 May and 1, 7 June, 10am – 12noon
Cost:              $144 

10. The Politics of Decency                                                                                           
Presenter:    Winton Higgins PhD 
When:          Tuesdays 6, 13, 20, 27 June, 10am – 12noon
Cost:              $144 

11. Writing Your Life I – A Freeing Journey                                                              
Presenter:    Catherine Hammond BS in Ed, MA, MPh 
When:           Wednesdays 7, 14, 21, 28 June, 10am – 12noon
Cost:              $144 

12. Film Lectio II – To Be Advised                                                                               
Presenters:  Marie Biddle RSJ, MA, MTh & Michael Whelan SM, PhD
When:           Thursdays, 15, 22, 29 June, 10am – 12noon  
                    Repeated the same evenings, 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Cost:              $30 

13. The Catholic Church and Democratic Society II                                                                                       
Presenter:    Robert Gascoigne, BA(Hons), DPhil (Oxford), DTheol. (MCD) 
When:           Wednesdays 12, 19, 26 July and 2 August, 10am – 12noon
Cost:              $144 

14. Relationship Seminar II                                                                                           
Prerequisite Relationship Seminar 1
Presenters: Michael Whelan SM, PhD & Marie Biddle RSJ, MA, MTh
When:           Thursdays 20, 27 July and 3, 10 August, 6pm – 8pm
Cost:              $144 

15. The Odyssey of the Heart II                                                                                    
Presenter:   Tom Ryan SM, BA, MA(Hons) PhD
When:           Wednesdays 9, 16, 23, 30 August, 10am – 12noon
Cost:              $144 

16. Film Lectio III – To Be Advised                                                                              
Presenters:  Marie Biddle RSJ, MA, MTh & Michael Whelan SM, PhD
When:           Thursdays 17, 24, 31 August, 10am – 12noon
                        Repeated the same evenings, 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Cost:              $30 

17. Relationship Seminar II (Repeat)                                                                         
Prerequisite Relationship Seminar I
Presenters:  Michael Whelan SM, PhD & Marie Biddle RSJ, MA, MTh
When:           Thursdays 5, 12, 19, 26 October,  10am – 12noon
Cost:              $144 

18. The Poetry of Grace III: Rainer Maria Rilke – The Duino Elegies                
Presenter:    Michael Griffith, PhD
When:           Tuesdays 7, 14, 21, 28 November, 10am – 12noon
Cost:              $144 

19. Film Lectio IV – To Be Advised                                                                              
Presenters: Marie Biddle RSJ, MA, MTh & Michael Whelan SM, PhD
When:           Thursdays 9, 16, 23 November, 10am – 12noon 
Repeated the same evenings, 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Cost:              $144 

20. Days of Silence and Solitude                                                                                 
When:           Dates to be announced, 7.30am – 5pm
Cost:              $50.

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Special price concession for those who cannot attend all sessions: Overall administration fee of $20 plus cost per session attended of $36.  

Policy re payment of fees: Aquinas Academy maintains its policy that no one should be prevented from pursuing courses of their choice simply because they cannot afford to pay the fees.  If you have difficulty with the fees, offer an affordable donation.

 

For Registration please contact Aquinas: Tel: 02 9247 4651              Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Or print and send registration form below to Aquinas Academy.

2017 Course Registration Form 

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