"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.)

Courses Outline - 2018

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Aquinas Academy is pleased to advise the following Courses Outline for 2018.
All Courses are held at Aquinas Academy, Level 5, 141 Harrington Street, The Rocks and include class notes.

tGo, seek the Kingdom: Pilgrimage & Poetry
Presenter:  Elizabeth Guy, PhD (Poetry and Art)
When: 4 Tuesday mornings, 10am - 12noon, Feb 6 -27
Cost: $144/person


t Developing Your Own Spirituality I
Presenters: Michael Whelan SM, PhD & Marie Biddle, RSJ, MA, MTh
When: 4 Wednesday evenings, 6pm - 8pm, Feb 7 - 28
Cost: $144/person


t Film Lectio I:  Jean Vanier and the Gospel of St John
Presenters:  Marie Biddle RSJ, MA, MTh & Michael Whelan SM, PhD
When: 3 Wednesday evenings, 6pm - 8pm, March 7 - 21
Repeated: 3 Thursday mornings, 10am - 12noon, March 8 - 22
Cost: $30/person


t Pope Francis and the Primacy of Mercy: A Biblical Defense of Amoris Laetitia
Presenter: Robert Tilley, PhD
When: 3 Wednesday mornings, 10am - 12noon, March 7; 21; 28
Cost: $108/person


t Focusing: A Way Towards More Reflective Living
Presenters: Merilyn Mayhew and Sue Burrell
When: 4 Tuesday mornings, 10am - 12noon, April 17 - May 8
Cost: $144/person


t Living! Not just Coping:A Contemplative Psychology for our Times

Presenter: Catherine Hammond BS in Ed, MA, MPh
When: 4 Wednesday mornings, 10am - 12noon, May 2 - 23
Cost: $144/person


t Developing Your Own Spirituality I
Presenters: Michael Whelan SM, PhD & Marie Biddle, RSJ, MA, MTh
When: 4 Thursday mornings, 10am - 12noon, May 17 - June 7
Cost: $144/person


t Beyond Hypocrisy: Saving the West from Itself
Presenter:  Winton Higgins PhD
When: 4 Tuesday mornings, 10am - 12noon; June 12 - July 3
Cost: $144/person


t Film Lectio II: To be Advised
Presenter: Marie Biddle RSJ, MA, MTh
When: 3 Wednesday mornings, 10am - 12noon, June 13 - 27
Repeated: 3 Wednesday evenings, 6pm - 8pm, June 13 - 27
Cost: $30/person 


tMusic and Transformation Through the Hero’s Journey
Presenter: Patricia Hamilton, ALCM School of Music and Performing Arts
When: 4 Wednesday mornings, 10am - 12noon, July 11 - Aug 1
Cost: $144/person


t Developing Your Own Spirituality II
Presenters: Michael Whelan SM, PhD & Marie Biddle, RSJ, MA, MTh
When: 4 Thursday mornings, 10am - 12noon, Aug 2 - 23
Cost: $144/person


t Praying the Psalms: “Still full of sap, still green”
Presenter: Bernard McGrath OSB
When: 4 Tuesday mornings, 10am - 12noon; August 7 - 28
Cost: $144/ person


t Film Lectio: To be advised
Presenters: Marie Biddle RSJ, MA, MTh & Michael Whelan SM, PhD
When: 3 Wednesday mornings, 10am - 12noon, Sept 12 - 26
Repeated: 3 Wednesday evenings, 6pm - 8pm, Sept 12 - 26
Cost: $30/person


t Development, Social Justice and Globalisation

Presenter: Joffre Balce M.Sc. Industrial Economics
When: 4 Tuesday mornings, 10am - 12noon, Sept 4 – 25 (dates to be confirmed)
Cost: 144/person


t The Poetry of Grace IV
Presenter: Michael Griffith, PhD
When: 4 Wednesday mornings, 10am - 12noon; Nov 7 - 28
Cost: 144/person


t Developing Your Own Spirituality II
Presenters: Michael Whelan SM, PhD & Marie Biddle, RSJ, MA, MTh
When: 4 Wednesday evenings, 6pm - 8pm, Nov 7 - 28
Cost: $144/person


t Days of Silence and Solitude
When: To be advised
Where: “Nazareth”, Colo Heights
Cost:
$50/person



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Special concession price for those who cannot attend all sessions: $40 per session.

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