This Advent season, Sacred Heart Major Seminary will be offering a free non-credit online course taught by Sacred Heart’s professor of Theology and Director of graduate programs in the New Evangelization, Dr. Ralph Martin. The course, “The Fulfillment of all Desire,” is the latest online learning and formation experience offered on EQUIP, the online formation hub sponsored by Sacred Heart’s Institute for Lay Ministry.
In this course, which is based on Dr. Martin’s book by the same title, Ralph Martin will show how achieving holiness is not only possible, but something each and every one of us is called to. He will present the stages of spiritual growth as lived out by some of the Church’s greatest spiritual masters—St. Teresa of Ávila, St. John of the Cross, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Bernard of Clairvaux, and St. Francis De Sales. Reflecting on their examples, the course will cover practical tips and advice for advancing in our journey to God.
The class is conducted entirely online, giving participants the freedom to engage with the material and complete course activities around their own schedule. The four-week course will run from November 27 - December 24. Topics include:
Week 1: Holiness: Not an option!
Week 2: Establishing a Solid Foundation
Week 3: Growing in Freedom
Week 4: Living in Freedom