Spring Non-Credit Course on the Sacraments

Apr 5, 2016May 23, 2016
Gavin House
1220 E 58th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
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Paul Mankowski, SJLumen Christi Institute

6:00 Dinner | 6:30 Lecture

Intended for current students and faculty. Others interested in attending please contact Registrants are free to attend as many sessions as they choose.


Jesus’ words and actions during his hidden life and public ministry were already salvific, for they anticipated the power of his Paschal mystery. They announced and prepared what he was going to give the Church when all was accomplished. The mysteries of Christ’s life are the foundations of what he would henceforth dispense in the sacraments, through the ministers of his Church, for “what was visible in our Savior has passed over into his mysteries.”
— from the Catechism of the Catholic Church, #1115, quoting St. Leo the Great, Sermo 74, 2,

This course will examine the doctrine, history, and theology of the seven sacraments, along with a discussion of contemporary pastoral concerns. No previous knowledge of or instruction in Catholic sacramental theology is presumed.

April 5               The Sacrament of Penance

April 12             The Sacrament of Holy Orders

April 26             The Sacrament of Baptism

May 3                 The Sacrament of the Eucharist

May 10              The Sacrament of Confirmation

May 17              The Sacrament of Extreme Unction

May 24              The Sacrament of Matrimony

Paul Mankowski, SJ, is the Scholar-in-Residence at the Lumen Christi InstituteA native of South Bend, Indiana, and a member of the Society of Jesus, he has an A.B. from the University of Chicago, an M.A. from Oxford, and a PhD in Semitic Philology from Harvard University. He taught for many years at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome and has published in the areas of language, theology, and the biblical text.