• Sisters of St. Joseph’s Theological Institute ~ Becoming a Church Alive

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    • Theological Institute
       July 19, 2024 - July 21, 2024
       5:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    The Theological Institute is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia, Kansas. It is an adult learning experience aimed at deepening our roots in the Christian tradition and exploring its implications for living the Gospel in the contemporary world.

    Description: The purpose of this Theological Institute is to examine how synods and synodality are essential to the life of the Church, to the work of the Holy Spirit, and to spreading the Good News that Christ commissioned.

    Based on Pope John XXIII’s remarks at the opening of Vatican Council II regarding the signs of the times, Pope Francis has deepened and operationalized the reading of the signs of the times in his assessments of the Church in the world today. He asks us in light of the Council’s call to the People of God, what are the reasons why there has been little change in the Church order until now? Where is the vitality and effectiveness of the People of God today? He reminds us—according to the texts of the Second Vatican Council—the People of God are not simply to be understood as a passive “receiving” subject, but as an active, responsible subject of evangelization. Their involvement as active subjects in the fundamental decision-making processes of the Church requires a practical, dynamic process that the Council envisioned 60 years ago as the synod. Synods facilitate and activate a dynamic of communion—involving the whole people of God—a communion that should be reflected in all of the Church’s decisions.

    Sister Catherine Michaud, PhD

    Catherine Michaud, CSJ, a Sister of St. Joseph of Concordia, KS, is a systematic theologian whose doctoral specialties are ecclesiology and the theology of the Holy Spirit. She received the Licentiate in Sacred Theology (STL) from Regis College (Toronto) in 1993 followed by her PhD in Systematic Theology from the Toronto School of Theology of the University of Toronto. Her dissertation is entitled Pneumatology in Vatican Council II: Forward Steps and Open Questions.

    She has been a professor of theology and Christian spirituality for over 35 years; for seven of those years she was the director of the M.A. Program in Theology at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota. Having trained with the Jesuits in spiritual direction and retreat work, she served briefly in the 70s as director of her religious congregation’s retreat center in Kansas.
    She is now engaged in research, writing, spiritual direction, retreat work, and giving public lectures in her areas of specialty, Vatican Council II and the Holy Spirit.

    Manna House of Prayer
    323 East 5th Street
    P.O. Box 675
    Concordia, KS 66901
    Phone: 785-243-4428
    Email: retreatcenter@mannahouse.org
    Registration and Fees
    In-Person ……………………………….. $350.00
    (includes registration, room & meals)
    Zoom …………………………………….. $250.00
    (includes registration only)
    • Pre-registration required by July 10, 2024.
    • $50 non-refundable pre-registration fee
    required, applicable to total cost.
    • Limited number of partial scholarships available for participants on first-come-first- serve basis.
    Inquire: Theological Institute,
    Manna House of Prayer, (785) 243-4428.
    • Overnight accommodations are available at Manna House. Local motels are also an option.


    1300 Washington, Concordia, Kansas, 66901, United States

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