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Outline of Courses for 2019 (Updated)

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

New Courses and changed dates shown in this colour.

March/April 2019

Riding out the Storm
Presenter: Catherine Hammond BS in Ed, MA, MPh
When: 4 Tuesday mornings, 10am – 12noon, March 5, 12, 19, 26
Cost: $150/person

Walking Home
Presenter: Ailsa Piper
When: 3 Wednesday mornings, 10am – 12noon, March 6, 13, 20
Cost: $120/person

Developing Your Own Spirituality III
Presenters: Michael Whelan SM, PhD & Marie Biddle, RSJ, MA, MTh
When: 4 Wednesday evenings, 6pm – 8pm, March 6, 13, 20, 27
Cost: $150/person

Film Lectio I: Romero
Presenter: Marie Biddle RSJ, MA, MTh & Michael Whelan SM, PhD
When: 3 Wednesday mornings, 10am – 12noon, March 27, April 3, 10
Repeated: 3 Thursday evenings, 6pm – 8pm, March 28, April 4, 11
Cost: $40/person 

May/June 2019

Developing Your Own Spirituality III
Presenters: Michael Whelan SM, PhD & Marie Biddle, RSJ, MA, MTh
When: 4 Thursday mornings, 10am – 12noon, May 2, 9, 16, 23
Cost: $150/person

Mysticism: Plain or Flavoured?
Presenters: Thomas Ryan, SM, PhD
When: 4 Tuesday mornings, 10am – 12 noon, May 7, 14, 21, 28
Cost: $150/person

Film Lectio II: Bede Griffith OSB - The new Creation in Christ and the Human Search
Presenter: Marie Biddle RSJ, MA, MTh & Michael Whelan SM, PhD
When: 3 Wednesday mornings, 10am – 12noon, May 22, 29, June 5
Repeated: 3 Wednesday evenings, 6pm – 8pm, May 22, 29, June 5
Cost: $40/person 

June/July 2019

Thomas Aquinas
Presenter: Andrew Murray SM PhD
When: 3 Tuesday mornings, 10am – 12noon, June 4, 11, 18
Cost: $120/person 

August 2019

Laudato Si: An Urgent Challenge to Protect our Common Home
Presenter: Winton Higgins, PhD & Michael Whelan SM, PhD
When: 4 Thursday mornings, 10am-12noon; August 1, 8, 15, 22
Cost: $150/person

Restorative Dialogue: The Explicit Practice of Relationships
Presenter: Terry O’Connell, OAM
When: 4 Tuesday mornings, 10 – 12noon; August 6, 13, 20, 27
Cost: 150/person 

September 2019

The Mystics: Pathfinders in the Spiritual
Presenter: Sr. Patty Andrew
When: 3 Tuesday mornings, 10am-12noon; September 3, 10, 17
Cost: $120/person (Including summary notes)

Developing Your Own Spirituality IV
Presenters: Michael Whelan SM, PhD & Marie Biddle, RSJ, MA, MTh
When: 4 Thursday mornings, 10am – 12 noon, September 5, 12, 19, 26
Cost: $150/person

The Holy Spirit in St John's Gospel
Presenter: Robert Tilley PhD

When: 3 Wednesday mornings, 10am – 12 noon, September 25, October 2, 9
Cost: $120/person

October 2019

Film Lectio III: (to be advised)
Presenter: Marie Biddle RSJ, MA, MTh
When: 3 Wednesday mornings, 10am – 12noon, October 16, 23, 30
Repeated: 3 Wednesday evenings, 6pm-8pm, October 16, 23, 30
Cost: $40/person 

A View from inside the Royal Commission
Presenter: 
Stephen Crittenden, ABC Radio journalist, presenter and producer
When: 
3 Tuesday mornings, 10am-12noon; October 15, 22, 29
Cost: 
$120/person

Tragedy of Sexual Abuse: Where are We Now?
Presenter: Gerard Webster PhD (Psychoanalysis and Philosophy) & Michael Whelan SM, PhD
When: 3 Friday mornings, 10am-12noon; October 18, 25, November 1
Cost: $120/person 

November 2019

Poetry and Grace V
Presenter: Michael Griffith, PhD
When: 4 Wednesday mornings, 10am – 12noon; November 6, 13, 20, 27
Cost: 150/person

Developing Your Own Spirituality IV
Presenters: Michael Whelan SM, PhD & Marie Biddle, RSJ, MA, MTh
When: 4 Thursday evenings, 6pm – 8pm, November 7, 14, 21, 28
Cost: $150/person 

Days of Silence and Solitude: to be announced
Where: At “Nazareth”, Colo Heights
Cost: $50

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