We have just been informed by Heide Seward of St. Luke’s, Washington D.C. of a Symposium offered by the Institute of Catholic Culture. Registering for this symposium demands immediate action, since registration closes tomorrow, May 24th (I am assuming that means midnight, Eastern time). The symposium will be broadcast via webinar on Thursdays, June 9th – July 21st, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. ET (i.e. 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. in California; midnight to 2:00 a.m. on Fridays in London, England; 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. Fridays in Perth, Australia and 9.00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Fridays in Sydney). Here is the information from the Institute of Catholic Culture website:
Sophia Symposium: Speaking Truth to Power: The Martyrs & Saints of the British Isles
with Rev. Eric Bergman
Thursdays, June 9 – July 21, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET
Registration required on the ICC website; limited spaces are available.
Applications due by Tuesday, May 24.
Notification of acceptance: Wednesday, June 1.
This course will be offered via live webinar.
About the Course
This course will examine the lives and deaths of some of the great Saints of the British Isles, as well as those that persecuted them.
“Where are now the kings and princes that once reigned over all the world, whose glory and triumph were lifted up above the earth? . . . Where are they now whom we have known and seen in our days in such great wealth and glory that it was thought by many they would never have died, never have been forgotten? Are they not gone and wasted like smoke?” ~ Saint John Fisher ~
About the Instructor
Fr. Eric Bergman is a Catholic priest of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter. He serves in Scranton as the Pastor of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, a parish of converts to Catholicism who have retained certain elements of their Anglican heritage, most notably in the celebration of the Divine Worship Mass. Formerly he served as the Chaplain at Mercy Hospital in Scranton and for one year as Chaplain at Holy Cross High School, the only diocesan Catholic high school in Lackawanna County. Formerly a clergyman of the Episcopal Church and a convert to Catholicism himself, Fr. Bergman was ordained to the priesthood in 2007 through the Pastoral Provision of Pope John Paul II. In addition Fr. Bergman serves as Chaplain and Interim Vice-Chairman of the Anglicanorum Coetibus Society (the former Anglican Use Society), a Catholic organization dedicated to increasing awareness of the 2009 Apostolic Constitution of Pope Benedict XVI, Anglicanorum coetibus, and the Pastoral Provision. His articles have been published in Anglican Embers, This Rock, and Catholic Men’s Quarterly, and he has spoken across the United States about the work of the St. Thomas More Society. He and his wife, Kristina, reside in Scranton, PA with their nine young children.
Before You Apply:
As with any educational program, attendance is a requirement for continued enrollment. Enrolled students are expected to attend all classes. If a student misses more than three classes per course, future eligibility for enrollment will be reviewed. An absent student is expected to listen to the recording of the entire missed class prior to the next class offered. Roll will be taken at the beginning of each class.
This course will be offered via live webinar. Please ensure that you have a reliable and consistent internet connection before submitting your application. To watch our webinar tutorial video, click here.
In addition to regular attendance, occasional reasonable reading assignments may be required.
In accord with the Institute of Catholic Culture’s mission, there is no charge to register for this course.