Spirituality and Formation
For MTS students, a two-year formation cycle supplements their academic courses and provides formation in all four pillars (human, spiritual, academic, and apostolic). The Colloquium year alternates with the joint M.A.M./M.T.S. formation year. Students are required to take the formation cycle in their first two years of the program and may begin with either the Colloquium or the joint formation year. The Colloquium meets monthly and engages texts and topics pertinent to evangelization, including those in disciplines beyond theology. The structure privileges seminar-style interaction. Students will receive one credit for the completion of each of the two semesters of the Colloquium. The Spring semester will culminate with the presentation of the Evangelizing the Culture projects. The course is graded on a Pass/Fail grading scheme. All classes meet in person.
Required text: Hollander, Jean and Robert, trans. Dante: Purgatorio. New York: Anchor Books, 2003. ISBN 9780385497008 $17.92