Paul Mankowski, SJ
Lumen Christi Institute
6:00 Dinner | 6:30 Lecture
Intended for current students and faculty. Others interested in attending please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Registrants are free to attend as many sessions as they choose.
Jesus’ words and actions during his hidden life and public ministry were already salvific, for they anticipated the power of his Paschal mystery. They announced and prepared what he was going to give the Church when all was accomplished. The mysteries of Christ’s life are the foundations of what he would henceforth dispense in the sacraments, through the ministers of his Church, for “what was visible in our Savior has passed over into his mysteries.”
— from the Catechism of the Catholic Church, #1115, quoting St. Leo the Great, Sermo 74, 2,
This course will examine the doctrine, history, and theology of the seven sacraments, along with a discussion of contemporary pastoral concerns. No previous knowledge of or instruction in Catholic sacramental theology is presumed.
April 5 The Sacrament of Penance
April 12 The Sacrament of Holy Orders
April 26 The Sacrament of Baptism
May 3 The Sacrament of the Eucharist
May 10 The Sacrament of Confirmation
May 17 The Sacrament of Extreme Unction
May 24 The Sacrament of Matrimony
Paul Mankowski, SJ is the Scholar-in-Residence at the Lumen Christi Institute. A native of South Bend, Indiana, and a member of the Society of Jesus, Paul Mankowski has an A.B. from the University of Chicago, an M.A. from Oxford, and a Ph.D. in Semitic Philology from Harvard University. He taught for many years at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome and has published in areas of language, theology, and the biblical text.