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Fall 2022

Continue your education with the LMU Center for Religion and Spirituality this fall.

Each certificate and professional program is uniquely tailored to enable participants to update their skills and knowledge, enhance their own formation, or assist with a desired change in profession or ministry. Scholarships and tuition assistance are available for those who qualify. Programs are outlined below.

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Art of Spiritual Direction

Begins September 10
Applications due June 30
This three-year spiritual director formation program, offered in partnership with with Center for Spiritual Development in Orange, California, is designed for individuals who discern in themselves a call to the ministry of spiritual direction.

Black Catholic Spirituality

Begins October 17
Early registration discount available through September 30
This new certificate program focuses on the concerns of Black Catholics and their unique history, traditions, and voice in the universal Church.

Biblical Studies

Begins August 27
The two-year Catholic Bible Institute is a critical and reflective study of Scripture, designed for those in ministry as well those seeking a personal exploration of Scripture for their own enrichment.

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Parish Business Administration

Begins September 27
This year-long certificate program is designed for professionals, aspiring professionals, or volunteers with responsibility for the financial and temporal affairs of a parish.

Pastoral Care

Begins October 19
Early registration discount available through October 3
This year-long certificate program is designed for professionals and volunteers in direct service of those suffering, as well as those who feel called to pastoral care ministry.

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Pastoral Music

Begins October 24
Early registration discount available through October 14
This six-month, introductory certificate program is designed for professionals and volunteers with responsibility for music ministry in a parish, and those interested in learning more about liturgical music in the Catholic tradition.

Philosophical Foundations for Ministry

Begins October 1
This semeter-long certificate program explores foundational themes in philosophy that prepares ministers or ministry candidates to understand the relationship between theology and philosophy, and to express their ideas coherently and clearly.

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Media Arts for Ministry

Begins in November
This year-long certificate program is designed for ministry, education, and other pastoral professionals who desire to integrate media into their work and ministry.

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Begins August 29
Through the study of theology, students are able to reflect on personal religious experience, analyze sacred and important texts, think and write critically, and integrate reason and faith.