OTG: The Magdala Apostolate

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

At CatholicCulture.org 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!

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Thomas V. Mirus is a pianist, composer, and occasional amateur comedian living in New York City. He produces and hosts The Catholic Culture Podcast. See full bio.

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  • Posted by: grateful1 - Apr. 09, 2017 1:19 PM ET USA

    Thanks for letting us know of this -- I hadn't heard of it, and have now donated to it. Such important work on their part -- and yours.