Catholic Culture Dedication
Catholic Culture Dedication

The Magdala Apostolate

By Thomas V. Mirus ( bio - articles - email ) | Apr 07, 2017 | In On the Good

At we are enthusiastic supporters of the similarly-named Institute for Catholic Culture, which provides outstanding lectures at the Church of St. John the Beloved in McLean, Virginia (these lectures are also live-streamed and archived at the Institute’s website). Now the ICC has launched a new and most praiseworthy venture which aims to provide free and ongoing doctrinal formation for women religious: the Magdala Apostolate.

The online courses are taught by truly crackerjack professors (many of whom I studied with in the year I spent at Christendom College) and include topics such as church history, theology, Scripture, and philosophy. Since women religious typically do not receive a seminary formation comparable to that of priests, this is an offering of great value to the Church, which has already benefited sisters from dozens of communities in the US, Canada and elsewhere.

Since the courses are free for women religious and novices, the Magdala Apostolate runs entirely on donations. Watch the video below and consider lending your support!

Thomas V. Mirus is Director of Podcasts for, hosts The Catholic Culture Podcast, and co-hosts Criteria: The Catholic Film Podcast. See full bio.

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