"True wisdom, as the fruit of self-examination, dialogue and generous encounter between persons, is not acquired by a mere accumulation of data which eventually leads to overload and confusion, a sort of mental pollution. Real relationships with others, with all the challenges they entail, now tend to be replaced by a type of internet communication which enables us to choose or eliminate relationships at whim, thus giving rise to a new type of contrived emotion which has more to do with devices and displays than with other people and with nature. Today’s media do enable us to communicate and to share our knowledge and affections. Yet at times they also shield us from direct contact with the pain, the fears and the joys of others and the complexity of their personal experiences. For this reason, we should be concerned that, alongside the exciting possibilities offered by these media, a
deep and melancholic dissatisfaction with interpersonal relations, or a harmful sense of isolation, can also arise." (Pope Francis, Laudato Si’, #47.)

 

 

Forthcoming Courses in 2018

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All Courses are held at Aquinas Academy, Level 5, 141 Harrington Street, The Rocks and include class notes.

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 

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

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

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 

Music 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

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

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

Film Lectio III: 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

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

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

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

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



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