CCS 063 The Saints in Mercy Course Outline

The Saints in Mercy is an expression of how the 27 saints, blesseds, venerables, and other holy people in the book witnessed to the faith not only through works of mercy but by living within God's mercy. Through their stories we begin to see how, through perseverance and humility, their ordinary lives became extraordinary portraits of holiness because they allowed God's mercy to penetrate and overflow.

COURSE STRUCTURE AND HIGHLIGHTS

  • Lesson 1: Introduction
  • Lesson 2: The Joy of Announcing Mercy
  • Lesson 3: Ministers of Mercy
  • Lesson 4: Recognizing the Suffering Face of Christ
  • Lesson 5: Wealth at the Service of Poverty
  • Lesson 6: In Mission of Mercy Toward Others
  • Lesson 7: A Strong and Merciful Father and Mother
  • Lesson 8: A Most Merciful Spouse
  • Lesson 9: A Most Merciful Daughter
  • Lesson 10: Mary, Mother of Mercy

INSTRUCTOR

Father Stefano Penna

TEXTBOOK

The Saints in Mercy. Pastoral Resources for Living the Jubilee. Our Sunday Visitor Publishing Division, 2015.

REFERENCES

The Holy Bible.

ASSESSMENT

The Saints in Mercy consists of ten lessons and ten assignments, as well as weekly discussions; with each assignment weighted at 10% (percent) of the total grade. Completion of the entire course is determined by either a pass or fail.

TECHNICAL SKILLS AND EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

  • You must have Internet access. A high speed connection, either ADSL or cable, is recommended.
  • You should know how to use a web browser to navigate the web to locate educational resources and download files.
  • You will need the files management skills necessary to create directories, to save files and to retrieve files.