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Mary and the Saints- St Michael the Archangel, Garland

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location(s): Curran Hall


Course #502. 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.  See the Continuing Faith Formation plan for more information.

About this Class



Date and Time

Tuesday and Thursday July 22 and 24 from 6:30 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

Must attend both sessions to receive credit


St. Michael the Archangel

950 Trails Parkway, Garland, TX  75043  Directions

Room:  Curran Hall  


Kathleen Day

Credit Hours



Contact Sherri Williams, parish leader at St. Michael the Archangel.  (972) 279-6581 | 


To Register

Online registration is now closed for this course.  However, you may still attend this course.  Please contact Sherri Williams to sign up.   (972) 279-6581 | 



For office use only:

  • Instructor: Kathleen Day #408
  • In-house course 
  • Books through D.C.S.