Posted By: Frances O'Loughlin
Posted On: Jan 27, 2017
The Gospel of Mark, Thomas Aquinas and The Foundations of Mysticism are read and discussed in groups led by Philip McShane OP and Philip Gleeson OP.
Discussion Groups at the Priory Institute
Summa Theologiae of Thomas Aquinas
Tuesdays from 10th January – 30th May, 2017, 7.30–9.00 p.m. (with Easter break)
The Summa Theologiae of Thomas Aquinas is one of the great classics of theology. A group, led by Philip Gleeson OP and Philip McShane OP has been reading and discussing this work (in English translation) for many years. We are now reading the Third Part of the Summa, and will begin discussing the sacrament of Penance (qq. 84–90) this January.
>Meetings on Tuesdays 7.30 – 9.00 p.m., 10 January – 11 April 2017 (fourteen meetings). The seminar continues after Easter: 25 April – 30 May (six meetings). Photocopied texts of the Summa are distributed in the seminar. The text is also available online at: http://www.newadvent.org/summa/.
Newcomers are welcome at any time—but expect to take a few weeks to get used to it!
The Gospel of Mark
With Philip McShane OP
Every Second Thursday, 12 January – 1 June, 2017, 7.30–9.00 p.m. (with Easter break)
In this group, we are reading and discussing the actual text of the Gospel of Mark, against the background of the relevant passages in Francis Moloney’s, The Gospel of Mark: A Commentary (the book can be ordered through the seminar).
This seminar continues from before Christmas. Meetings on alternate Thursdays 7.30–9.00 p.m. Meetings on Jan 12 and 26, Feb 9 and 23, Mar 9 and 23, and April 6. This seminar will continue after Easter on May 4 and 18 and Jun 1 (ten meetings).
Newcomers are welcome at any time
The Foundations of Mysticism, Origins to the 5th Century
With Philip McShane OP
Every second Thursday, 19 January – 25 May, 2017, 7.30–9.00 p.m. (with Easter break)
In this group, we are reading and discussing the first volume of Bernard McGinn’s celebrated work on Christian mysticism. This should help us understand our prayer life more deeply and practice it more steadily.
“He [McGinn] has simply offered the best available account of the symbolic crucible from which Christian mysticism sprang.” (Word and World)
The book can be ordered through the seminar.
This seminar continues from before Christmas. Meetings on alternate Thursdays, 7.30 – 9.00 p.m. The first meeting will be on Jan 19, and will be followed by meetings on Feb 2 and 16, on Mar 2, 16 and 30. The seminar will continue after Easter on Apr 27, and May 11 and 25 (nine meetings).
Newcomers are welcome at any time.
Philip Gleeson STD, M Liturg. lectures in systematic theology and liturgics at the Dominican House of Studies in Dublin.
Philip McShane STL, also lectures there in philosophy and in addition is Programme Leader at the Priory Institute, Tallaght.
Getting to the Priory Institute:
You can find the Priory Institute on Google Maps here.
If you travel by Luas to The Square, Tallaght, you will find the directions to The Priory here.
If you travel by bus to Tallaght Village (e.g. nos. 27 or 65 from the city centre) you are very near the Priory. See the bus stops here.
To get into the Priory Institute, face the church from the Main Street in Tallaght Village (opposite The Foxes Covert pub), go round the left of the church and up the path to the white door.
Suggested contribution, €10 per session (optional).