The President of Villanova Preparatory School in Ojai will present a Lenten Lecture Series on Mary of Nazareth, Myths and Realities: A Journey with Mary, Mother of God and our Mother.
Rev. Gregory Heidenblut, O.S.A.
Monday's in Lent from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
February 27th through April 2nd
St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Ojai - Parish Hall
Fr. Gregory Heidenblut will continue his annual lecture series during the Season of Lent with a challenging and informative discussion of Mary’s role in the history of salvation. The six week series will focus on the myths and realities associated with Mary the mother of Jesus. Is Mary’s roll and importance overstated in the Latin and Orthodox traditions? Or do we need to reclaim her importance and status in the history of salvation? These questions and many more will be discussed during this informative journey into the life and place of the first Christian – Mary.
The lectures will begin on the Monday, February 27th and continue each Monday evening throughout the Lenten Season 2012. Lectures will begin at 7:00 through 8:00 p.m. All lectures are free and open to the public and will take place in the hall at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Ojai except for the lectures on March 5th and 12th which will take place in the church.
For further information, please contact Villanova Preparatory School at (805) 646-1464 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mary, Truth vs. Misconceptions: Her role as Mother of God and our Mother.
Week 1: Monday, February, 27 - Who is Mary (an introduction to Mary). What is a Dogma? What is a Doctrine and a doctrine?
Week 2: Monday, March 5 - Dogma 1: Theotokos/Mother of God. Why must Mary be the Mother of God? Do Catholics worship Mary? Understanding of Dulia, Hyperdulia and Latria.
Week 3: Monday, March 12 - Dogma 2: Perpetual Virginity. Why must Mary be a perpetual Virgin?
Week 4: Monday, March 19 – Dogma 3: Immaculate Conception - Eastern vs. Western Church
Week 5: Monday, March 26 – Dogma 4: Assumption of Mary
Week 6: Monday, April 2 - Marian Apparitions: Approved vs. Suspect, Titles Given Mary and Popular Devotions.