Discipulus Institute Podcast

Class 4 – “The Narrative Spirituality of Dante’s Divine Comedy” with Dr. Mahfood

Class 4: Free Will and Love as expressed in the Purgatorio and the Paradiso

Dante’s Divine Comedy, published between the years 1314 and 1321, is enjoying its septuacentennial anniversary providing a richness in our Catholic faith through a spirituality that is grounded in our Marian devotion. This course will provide an overview of the Comedy, demonstrating the influence our Blessed Mother has as co-redemptrix.

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Class 3 – “The Narrative Spirituality of Dante’s Divine Comedy” with Dr. Mahfood

Class 3: Vices and Virtues on the Path to Paradise as expressed in the Purgatorio

Dante’s Divine Comedy, published between the years 1314 and 1321, is enjoying its septuacentennial anniversary providing a richness in our Catholic faith through a spirituality that is grounded in our Marian devotion. This course will provide an overview of the Comedy, demonstrating the influence our Blessed Mother has as co-redemptrix.

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Class 2 – “The Narrative Spirituality of Dante’s Divine Comedy” with Dr. Mahfood

Class 2: The Disintegration of Community through Human Vice as expressed in the Inferno

Dante’s Divine Comedy, published between the years 1314 and 1321, is enjoying its septuacentennial anniversary providing a richness in our Catholic faith through a spirituality that is grounded in our Marian devotion. This course will provide an overview of the Comedy, demonstrating the influence our Blessed Mother has as co-redemptrix.

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Class 1 – “The Narrative Spirituality of Dante’s Divine Comedy” with Dr. Mahfood

Class 1: Overview of Dante’s Cosmos and Spiritual Stagnation that can only be resolved through our relationship with the Holy Trinity and the pathway that Mary helps provide

Dante’s Divine Comedy, published between the years 1314 and 1321, is enjoying its septuacentennial anniversary providing a richness in our Catholic faith through a spirituality that is grounded in our Marian devotion. This course will provide an overview of the Comedy, demonstrating the influence our Blessed Mother has as co-redemptrix.

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Class 5 – “A Firm Foundation” with Msgr. Michael Witt

Class Five: Hymns, Tombs and Holy Mass and Sunday, Christmas and Easter

A short conclusion to this course, tying up threads on dating on major feast days. Msgr. Witt also takes some Q&A.

The eight Fathers explored in this course are quoted 170 times in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Their contribution to understanding and appreciating the saving message of Jesus Christ and the life of His Church is beyond estimate. Their lives span five centuries from the birth of Justin Martyr to the death of Gregory the Great, but their influence on us remains as strong as ever.

As a bonus, we explore early Christian burial practices and come to appreciate the importance of Sunday Mass, Easter and Christmas and why Catholics should observe each of them.

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Class 4 – “A Firm Foundation” with Msgr. Michael Witt

Class Four: Augustine of Hippo and Benedict and Gregory the Great

The eight Fathers explored in this course are quoted 170 times in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Their contribution to understanding and appreciating the saving message of Jesus Christ and the life of His Church is beyond estimate. Their lives span five centuries from the birth of Justin Martyr to the death of Gregory the Great, but their influence on us remains as strong as ever.

As a bonus, we explore early Christian burial practices and come to appreciate the importance of Sunday Mass, Easter and Christmas and why Catholics should observe each of them.

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Class 3 – “A Firm Foundation” with Msgr. Michael Witt

Class Three: Hippolytus and Cyprian of Carthage

The eight Fathers explored in this course are quoted 170 times in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Their contribution to understanding and appreciating the saving message of Jesus Christ and the life of His Church is beyond estimate. Their lives span five centuries from the birth of Justin Martyr to the death of Gregory the Great, but their influence on us remains as strong as ever.

As a bonus, we explore early Christian burial practices and come to appreciate the importance of Sunday Mass, Easter and Christmas and why Catholics should observe each of them.

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Class 2 – “A Firm Foundation” with Msgr. Michael Witt

Class Two: Tertullian and Irenaeus of Lyon

The eight Fathers explored in this course are quoted 170 times in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Their contribution to understanding and appreciating the saving message of Jesus Christ and the life of His Church is beyond estimate. Their lives span five centuries from the birth of Justin Martyr to the death of Gregory the Great, but their influence on us remains as strong as ever.

As a bonus, we explore early Christian burial practices and come to appreciate the importance of Sunday Mass, Easter and Christmas and why Catholics should observe each of them.

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Class 1 – “A Firm Foundation” with Msgr. Michael Witt

Class One: Overview of the early Church and Justin Martyr

The eight Fathers explored in this course are quoted 170 times in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Their contribution to understanding and appreciating the saving message of Jesus Christ and the life of His Church is beyond estimate. Their lives span five centuries from the birth of Justin Martyr to the death of Gregory the Great, but their influence on us remains as strong as ever.

As a bonus, we explore early Christian burial practices and come to appreciate the importance of Sunday Mass, Easter and Christmas and why Catholics should observe each of them.

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Class 5 – “Angels and Demons” with Jane Guenther

“Angels and Demons: Embracing the Good and Protecting from the Bad”

This course will explore our help in the angelic order to not succumb to life’s temptations and foibles.  We will look at the spiritual warfare methods we are given to overcome the wiles of the devil tactics. Our time will end with encountering the beauty of our Guardian Angels.

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