Windows on Theology Continuous Learning Series

January to March 2015

Painting as Spiritual Quest: The Religious Art of Maurice Denis, 1884-1943

Presented by Professor Gilles Mongeau, S.J.

Maurice Denis, a French painter active between 1884 and 1943, contributed by his artistic theories and painterly practice to the development of many of the major schools of painting in the early twentieth century, including Symbolism, neo-Impressionism, Fauvism, Cubism and the rise of abstraction in art. From the age of fifteen, in 1884, he was conscious of painting as a religious vocation, and as a form of Christian service to the wider culture. By reading his spiritual journal and contemplating his paintings, we will reflect together on the dialogue between our own religious faith and its cultural context today.

Eight weeks starting Wednesday, January 14, 2015 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.
No Class on February 18, 2015. Cost $175.00

[The image of Jesus above is: Maurice Denis, The Breaking of The Bread, 1920 (private collection)]

Class Notes

Session 1

Session 2: Part 1, Part 2

Session 3: Part 1, Part 2

Session 4: Part 1, Part 2

July 2015

Three Faiths: One Culture, in Spain and Morocco

This travel course offers a study tour in Spain and Morocco presented by Patricia O'Reilly and Scott Lewis, S.J., from July 6 to July 22, 2015.

In Spain we will visit Toledo the city of three cultures and examine the history of this ancient capital. In Cordoba we will learn about the Moors and the Islamic culture of the area. In Seville we will explore the Jewish Quarter and its magnificent history.

In Morocco we will go back in time to learn about the daily lives and beliefs of the people. Morocco has a history of independence not shared by its neighbours. Its distinct culture is a blend of Arab, indigenous Berber, African, and European influences. In cities such as Marrakesh and Casablanca, we will visit Morocco's ancient Roman and Islamic sites, and enjoy the unique landscape and cultural history.

There is an opportunity to participate in pre-travel classes at Regis College The cost is the  $250.00 WOT tuition, plus travel and insurance costs. Registrants are required to complete additional liability release and information forms. For more information, contact

(This course may also be taken as a Religious Education Additional Qualification (AQ) course for teachers. Please click here for more information.)


Please read the conditions of registration below.

Register online by clicking here. A credit card (Visa or Mastercard) is required.

Register by mail by downloading registration form and completing by hand. Enclose cheque payable to "Regis College" and mail to Regis College, 100 Wellesley Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2Z5.

Registration is limited. Please register early to avoid disappointment.

Past Offerings

September to November 2014

The Once and Future Jesus:  The Mystery of the Christ

Presented by Professor Jeremy Wilkins

An exploration of the identity and significance of Jesus Christ from New Testament times down to the present day. Topics will include the presentation of Jesus in the New Testament, the development of Christian teaching about Jesus and his redemptive work, and his contemporary significance in the context of religious pluralism.

Eight weeks starting Wednesday, September 17, 2014 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.
No class on Wednesday, October 22, 2014. Cost $175.00

[The image of Jesus above is: Maurice Denis, The Breaking of The Bread, 1920 (private collection)]

Class Notes

The Dramatic Christology of Jesus

The Resurrection of Jesus


Additional Information

Regis College is located at 100 Wellesley Street West, Toronto, near the corner of Queen's Park Crescent East. Regis College is on the 94 Wellesley TTC bus route and a short walk (south) from the Museum subway station. Public parking is available in the University of St. Michael's College parking lot on St. Joseph Street, one block north of Regis College. The venue is accessible.

For more information about the Windows on Theology Continuous Learning Series, please contact or call 416-922-5474 x221.

Conditions of Enrolment

Before registering, please read the conditions of enrolment.

  1. Windows on Theology courses are non-credit courses. No record of attendance or payment receipt will be issued.
  2. Participation in each course is restricted to registrants only.
  3. All onsite course participants will receive a temporary Regis College library card.
  4. Cancellation must be requested in writing prior to the course. Only completed forms with full payment will be processed. Confirmation will be emailed to applicants.
  5. Regis College reserves the right to cancel or change the course offered.

Privacy Notice: Contact information provided in the registration process will be retained and used by Regis College in accordance with its privacy policy.

If you experience difficulty, please contact or call 416-922-5474 x221.

Regis College is the Jesuit School of Theology at the University of Toronto and a Founding Member of the Toronto School of Theology.


wot_2014-2015_web.pdf837.28 KB
wot_2015a_spainmorocco_web.pdf676.72 KB
denis1_web.pdf947.89 KB
denis2-1_web.pdf652.49 KB
denis2-2_web.pdf207.38 KB
denis3-1_web.pdf228.43 KB
denis3-2_web.pdf198.75 KB
denis4-1_web.pdf828.45 KB
denis4-2_web.pdf817.2 KB

Open House

Members of the public interested in theological education are invited to attend an open house at Regis College in October and March each year.