Discipulus Institute: The Theology of Pope Francis

Discipulus Institute: The Theology of Pope Francis
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The Theology of Pope Francis: Teachings on Mission, Mercy, and the Marginalized

2018 marks the fifth year of Pope Francis’ pontificate. In that short time, Francis has impacted the Church in significant ways as he re-emphasized evangelization, instituted the Extraordinary Year of Mercy, and encouraged decentralization in the Church. These actions lead to questions such as: What is Francis’ vision for the Church? Where does Francis continue the emphases of his predecessors and where does Francis take his own initiative? What are the theological foundations for Francis’ approach to the papacy? Join us as we examine Francis’ official documents and homilies to discover his vision for the Church, including his approach to mission, mercy and the marginalized.

This course will meet on Wednesday evenings at the Cardinal Rigali Center from 7:00-8:30pm from July 11th to August 8th.


A scholar, Deepan is currently earning a PhD in Theology at Saint Louis University and holds a Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.) from Boston College.  Deepan’s theological interests are driven by his over half a decade of professional ministry experience serving youth and young adults as a parish youth minister (Diocese of Nashville, TN) and campus ministry (Boston College Campus Ministry).  These ministry experiences push Deepan to make theology accessible to everyday Catholics through his speaking, scholarship, and writing at DeepTheology.com. Deepan has been married to his wife Allison for two years and moved to Saint Louis in June 2017.

Course Text

The text for this course is The Church of Mercy: A Vision for the Church which can be found at the St. Louis Pauline Book Store

The book can also be found on Amazon here

Event Details

Date(s) - June 4, 2018 - July 11, 2018
All Day

Cardinal Rigali Center

Presented by:
Discipulus Institute

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