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Adult Education Certificate in Spirituality

Adult Education Certificate in Spirituality

2018-2020 Evening Programme

Thursday 7.00 – 9.30 pm

Registration for Autumn 2018 courses now open


Programme Information

The Adult Education Certificate in Spirituality is a two-year part-time evening programme run by Lumen · Dominican Centre, Sion Hill Campus, Blackrock. The programme takes place on Thursday evenings from 7.00–9.30pm with a 30 minute tea break, and there are six Saturday workshops each year from 10.00am–4.00pm. Students complete fifteen modules each year which deal with key issues in spiritual development. The programme involves a combination of teaching by experienced lecturers, group discussion and the use of journaling. This combination assists participants to integrate course material into their experience. There is no end of year or final exam.

Within you there is a stillness
And a sanctuary
Where you can retreat and be yourself.
H. Hesse


Who is the Programme for?

It will be of interest to those who wish to:
• Gain insights into self, human development and spirituality.
• Address the meaning and purpose of life.
• Explore their relationship with God.
• Develop a greater sense of awareness and reflectivity.
• Nurture a sense of wonder and appreciation for everyday lived experience.
• Be stimulated and challenged by contemporary thinking in spirituality.
• Engage with the support and camaraderie of a group on a similar quest.


The Programme Aims To

  • Provide students with a broad overview of key contemporary spiritual issues.
  • Develop skills to reflect and discern lived experience.
  • Explore the Christian tradition and its application to contemporary issues.
  • Provide a forum for discussion and debate in the class group setting.

Programme Requirements

The main course requirements are attendance, participation and reflection.
Integration of the course material is facilitated by group discussion and reflection.
Enrichment occurs from interacting and sharing with other members of the group.


Full Details

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