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Mary and the Saints-Catholic Conference & Formation Ctr.

Saturday, June 7, 2014 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM






This course offers an appreciation of the role of the Virgin Mary in the History of Salvation and
in the life of the Church. It reflects the life of Mary as believer, chosen, disciple, prophet,
companion, Mother of God, model of sainthood, and leading figure in veneration. In addition, it
offers an explanation with reference to how the veneration of Saints was born within the Roman
Catholic Tradition and its development within its history. This course will address the history and
pastoral practices concerning veneration of saints, the canonization process and the criteria to
declare Mary’s dogmas and apparitions. 

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize Mary as the Mother of God
  • Identify the presence of Mary in Sacred Scripture
  • Explain Marian dogmas
  • Identify Mary’s images throughout the centuries
  • Name and describe Marian devotions
  • Recognize the theological importance of Marian apparitions
  • Appreciate Mary and the Saints as models of faith in the modern world
  • Explain the canonization process
  • Explain the difference between adoration and veneration
  • Realize the call to holiness
  • Recognize Mary as our companion in our pilgrimage of faith


Course #305. This is an advanced level course in the area of theology.

About this Class



Date and Time

Saturday June 7 from 9:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M.


Catholic Conference and Formation Center

901 S. Madison, Dallas 75208   Map it

Nazareth Room


Natalia Lavado

Credit Hours


When to Arrive and What to Bring

Plan to arrive by 8:45 A.M. to allow time to check-in, get a name tag and pick up your book.

Bring a writing instrument and paper or a notebook to take notes. Bring a bible.

Lunch will be on-site, catered by the Center.  Bring $7.50 in cash.

If you have time to prepare it, please bring a brief biography of a saint that you have a devotion to, so that you can share it with the class in an informal manner.  It can be a biography you find on the internet or another resource.


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For office use only

  • English Instructor NL 369
  • PC generated class (DCS Instructor & Facility)
  • Formation Center Fee
  • $15 incl book
  • DCS providing books, summer intensive