Study of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

Participants in the Study of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Certificate Program will come to appreciate the purpose of doctrine and the process of theology through the study of the Catholic faith; examine, from a variety of theological perspectives, what we know and believe about the central figure of the Christian faith - Jesus; to discover the world of the Scriptures and consider the Bible's history, its development, and the cultural factors which influence the events of the writing of the Old and New Testaments; Fréderic Ozanam, the founder of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul; and study and reflection on the history and spirituality of the Society of Saint  Vincent de Paul. The courses will be offered in English and in French.

Participants enrolled in the Saint Vincent de Paul program will be able to appreciate the purpose of the doctrine and the theological process by studying the Catholic faith. The first part of the program focuses on the person of Jesus Christ, the theology of the sacraments, the foundations of Catholicism and biblical writings. The second part deals with the life and spirituality of Blessed Fréderic Ozanam, the founder of the SSVP, the history and spirituality of Saint Vincent de Paul, the social teaching of the Church and the role of the spiritual advisor in part of an SSVP conference. These six courses are offered in English and French.

Étude de la Société de Saint-Vincent de Paul

Courses

CCS-001 Catholicism

CCS-001 Catholicism

Participants will come to appreciate the purpose of doctrine and the process of theology through which doctrines develop in the Roman Catholic Tradition; develop the skills to articulate personal beliefs, and explain the role and purpose of faith in theology. The French version CCS-077 Le Catholicisme may be taken in place of this course.

Course Outline


CCS-077 Le Catholicisme

Garder le dépôt de la foi, telle est la mission que le Seigneur a confiée à son Église et qu'elle accomplit en tout temps. Le concile Vatican II avait pour intention de mettre en lumière la mission apostolique et pastorale de l'Église est d'amener tous les êtres humains à chercher et à recevoir l'amour du Christ qui est au-dessus de tout. Chaque baptisé devient responsable de proclamer la bonne nouvelle de Jésus-Christ dans le monde selon sa capacité.  The English version CCS-001 Catholicism may be taken in place of this course.

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CCS-002 Scripture

CCS-002 Scripture

With the introduction of a few basic theories, the course will assist the participants in navigating through the world of the Scriptures and consider the Bible’s history, its development, the cultural factors which influenced the events around the writing of the Old and New Testaments, and the influence of the Church documents on the Bible today.

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CCS-003 Jesus Christ

CCS-003 Jesus Christ

Participants will have the opportunity to examine, from a variety of theological perspectives, what we know and believe about the central figure of the Christian faith – Jesus. The French version CCS-079 Introduction à Jésus may be taken in place of this course

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CCS-004 The Sacraments

CCS-004 The Sacraments

The course will present an overview of the theology of the sacraments: the public and the liturgical prayer of the Church, as well as discuss of each of the sacraments within the context of its role in the lives of the faithful.

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CCS-081 The Founders of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

CCS-081 The Founders of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

Blessed Frédéric Ozanam, at the age of 30, founded with his friends, the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul. The patron saint of this new charitable association in Paris would be Saint Vincent de Paul, a Franciscan priest who had been dedicated to relieving poverty in his surroundings. Get to know these two extraordinary men in this course.

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CCS-083 The Social Principles of the Church - SSVP

CCS-083 The Social Principles of the Church - SSVP

The social principles of the Church are at the heart of this society. We will discover them together. And when a new SSVP conference is set up, how do we incorporate this principles in our practice? This course will allow you to explore various possibilities.

Course Outline

To complete this certificate in an academic year students must register for the courses in the following order.

(This does not apply to those who take more than one course per cycle and Certificates are not required to be completed within a year.)

Cycle 1 - CCS-001 Catholicism

Cycle 2 - CCS-081 The Founders of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul 

Cycle 3 - CCS-002 Scripture 

Cycle 4 - CCS-003 Jesus Christ 

Cycle 5 - CCS-083 The Social Principles of the Church - SSVP

Cycle 6 - CCS-004 The Sacraments