Friday, October 2, 2020

NEW People's Catholic Seminary Course begins October 13: PCS 309 Women in the Bible and Christian Tradition

Miriam Leading the Women - fabric art by MT Streck
PCS 309 Women in the Bible and the Christian Tradition: Role Models for Today

Course Description
This course invites you to catch the living spirit of amazing women witnesses to the in-breaking of the Holy One’s wondrous, passionate, infinite love in our midst. The women presented in this course are radiant reflections of the feminine face of God for the 21st century. As companions of empowerment, they inspire us in our work for justice, peace and equality. Their spirits liberate and energize us on our spiritual journey.

The women of the Bible and the Christian tradition are role models for today. They responded to the Spirit’s call to proclaim the Good News of the inclusivity of God’s reign: that all people are welcome at the banquet table, especially the downtrodden, marginalized, rejected, and powerless. They are prophetic witnesses in the church and world community through a ministry rooted in contemplation and action.

TEXT(S)
Praying with Visionary Women by Bridget Mary Meehan
Praying with Women of the Bible by Bridget Mary Meehan
In addition to the core texts, a variety of resources are available to supplement a particular topic.

COURSE FORMAT
This course is offered as an independent study or in a cohort model. Cohorts use a blog format (www.blogger.com) to foster an interactive learning community. Students post assignments and are encouraged to comment on each other’s posts. The material from this course is idea for homily development and pastoral education.

Cost: $100 - for payment visit: https://pcs309coursedescription.blogspot.com/2020/08/pcs-309-women-in-bible-and-christian.html

Course Facilitators: Dr. Bridget Mary Meehan and Dr. Mary Theresa Streck

Bridget Mary Meehan, MA, D.Min, ARCWP, a Sister for Christian Community, is one of the founding members of the People’s Catholic Seminary. She is a member of the pastoral team at Mary Mother of Jesus Inclusive Catholic Community in Sarasota, Florida. Bridget Mary presides at liturgies, officiates at weddings and offers sacramental ministry. She is an author of twenty books including The Healing Power of Prayer: New and Expanded Edition and Praying with Women of the Bible. Her work in communications media include programs about women priests on Google and YouTube. She is dean of the D. Min. and M.Div programs for Global Ministries University. Bridget Mary was ordained a priest in the first USA ordination in Pittsburgh on July 31, 2006 and was ordained a bishop in Santa Barbara, California on April 19, 2009. Her blog is http://bridgetmarys.blogspot.com/


Mary Theresa Streck, Ed.D., D.Min, ARCWP is one of the founding members of the People’s Catholic Seminary. She is a member of the pastoral team at the Upper Room Inclusive Catholic Community in Albany, NY. She presides at liturgies, officiates at weddings and offers sacramental ministry. She is currently the lead program coordinator of the ARCWP Program of Preparation team. Mary Theresa is an educator and artist who designs and creates sacred arts. She earned a Doctorate in Education Leadership from the Sage Colleges, a Doctorate in Ministry from Global Ministries University and certificate in spiritual direction from Holy Ground, a spiritual direction training program. She was ordained a priest on September 15, 2013 and is a commissioned member of the Federation of Christian Ministries.

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