Windows on Theology Continuous Learning Series

Please visit this page often for the announcement of the 2015-16 offerings in the Windows on Theology Continuous Learning Series. Class notes from the 2014-15 offerings are available below.

September 2015

The Spirituality of Ignatius of Loyola: The Call to be Pilgrims in the 21st Century

Presented by Philip Shano, S.J. and Scott Lewis, S.J. 

Eight weeks starting Wednesday, September 23, 2015 from 11 am to 1 pm. Cost: $175.00

Saint Ignatius of Loyola saw himself as a pilgrim. His pilgrimage was both external and internal, on foot and in his interior life. Journey and movement marked his own personal life and the spirituality that bears his name. His wisdom continues to provide guidance, even in the turbulence of the 21st century.

The hearts of the disciples burned within them as Jesus opened the Scriptures that spoke of him. We have an insight into how the early Christians read Scripture - they were seeking Jesus Christ. As they moved deeper into the texts, their eyes were opened even more to the presence of Jesus embedded in them, and that became a catalyst for theological thought and everyday spiritual guidance. We will examine the role of Scripture in our everyday journey, whatever that journey may bring. The proper use of texts is important, for Scripture is susceptible to misuse of many sorts. We will be aware of the many pitfalls that results for careless exegesis or ideologically driven interpretations. Our approach will be that of the first Christian communities: personal relationship with the Risen Lord, and from that relationship the reconciliation and happiness of all people.

Registration

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.

July 2016

In the Footsteps of Paul

 

This travel course offers a study tour in Cyprus. Malta and Italy presented by Patricia O'Reilly and Scott Lewis, S.J., from July 5 to July 21, 2016 (**tentative dates**).

St. Paul spent much of his life travelling over land and sea, spreading the Good News. The ‘In the Footsteps of Paul’ study tour will follow Paul’s steps beginning at the crossroads of three continents on the Mediterranean Island of Cyprus, then travelling on to the mythical Islands of Malta and continuing on to "Roma Aeterna" the eternal city of Rome and beyond.

In Cyprus we will step back in time with visits to prehistoric settlements, Roman mosaics and villas, Tombs of the Kings, Churches, UNESCO sites and glorious beaches. We will travel along the coast to Paphos as Saul did before he became Paul.

In Malta, we will stroll on meandering narrow streets, visit medieval towers, and the oldest known human structures in the world. We will visit St. Paul’s Island where in 60 C.E.  Paul was shipwrecked on his way to Rome. The welcome he received is described in Acts 28: ‘After we had reached safety, we then learned that the island was called Malta. The natives showed us unusual kindness. Since it had begun to rain and was cold, they kindled a fire and welcomed all of us round it.’

Italy will be the final country on the tour as we follow Paul to Rome where he died after years of imprisonment. Highlights are ancient ruins that evoke the power of the former Roman Empire including Vatican City, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes, and much more in Rome.

‘Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things’ Phil. 4:8

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 patricia.oreilly@utoronto.ca

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

Registration

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.

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 inquiries@RegisCollege.ca 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 inquiries@RegisCollege.ca 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.

 

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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.