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Academic Forum: 18th October 2023, 6.00pm

Join us on Wednesday 18th October for the St John Henry Newman Research Centre for Catholic Theology's Academic Forum, the latest in a series of occasional, public seminars by Maryvale academics. This time, Dr Robert McNamara, will be asking St Edith Stein: Doctor of the Church?....

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Posted: 2023-09-15 23:43:48

HIRS Online Open Day: Friday 21st July 2023, 6.00pm

Choosing a course such as the Ecclesiastical Bachelor of Divinity or Ecclesiastical Licence in Catechetics is a big decision, so the HIRS Open Day is the perfect opportunity to check out studying at Maryvale. Academic and administrative staff will be on hand to talk to you and offer advice about the B.Divinity and Licence programmes, and you'll also get chance to chat to current students about learning at Maryvale. ...

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Posted: 2023-07-07 22:30:13

B.Divinity Enrolling Now: 'Early Bird' Discount!

Many of you will by now have heard the news: Maryvale’s Institute of Religious Sciences has been given the approval by Archbishop Bernard Longley of Birmingham to resume recruiting students...

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Posted: 2023-06-19 20:32:11

Academic Forum: 14th June 2023, 6.00pm - All Welcome

Join us on Wednesday 14th June for the St John Henry Newman Research Centre for Catholic Theology's Academic Forum, the latest in a series of occasional, public seminars by Maryvale academics. This time, Professor Graham McAleer, will be addressing A Catholic Geopolitics? A Retrospective on the Major Papal Writings of Francis....

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Posted: 2023-05-05 20:59:48

Broadcasting February & March: Maryvale Academics on Radio Maria England

Tune into Radio Maria England every Monday between 4.00 and 5.00 pm during February and March 2023 when, beginning with Dr Catherine Knowles on 6 February, Maryvale academics will discuss a range of topics for the station's Credo series...

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Posted: 2023-01-30 22:16:05

Academic Forum: 15th February 2023, 6.00pm - All Welcome

Join us on Wednesday 15th February for the St John Henry Newman Research Centre for Catholic Theology's Academic Forum, the latest in a series of occasional, public seminars by Maryvale academics. This time, Rev Dr Richard Ounsworth OP, will be exploringSt Paul, the New Perspective and Supersessionism....

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Posted: 2023-01-05 22:03:07

RIP Mr Michael Hodgetts, KSG

With sadness, we share the news of the death of Mr Michael Hodgetts, KSG. Active in a number of distinguished roles across the Archdiocese of Birmingham, Michael was prominent at Maryvale as a leading academic, teaching History, Philosophy and Theology across several undergraduate programme, a member of the Higher Institute of Religious Sciences Council, as well as a Fellow of Maryvale in recognition of his longstanding contribution....

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Posted: 2022-12-22 22:36:27

Join Us Online: Maryvale Graduation Ceremony 2022

We are delighted to be returning to St Chad's Cathedral (Archdiocese of Birmingham) on Saturday 26th November to celebrate the achievements of our students over the last academic year. The Graduation Ceremony, which will begin at 12.00pm (midday), will be the first to be held in person since COVID-19 restrictions were imposed in 2020. ....

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Posted: 2022-11-21 21:51:32

Maryvale is Saddened to Hear of the Death of Dr Lionel Gracey

With sadness, we share the news of the death of Dr Lionel Gracey. Dr Gracey was a consultant surgeon at the Royal Free Hospital, University of London, from 1966 until his retirement in 1991. Following his retirement, he obtained a pontifical degree in theology from Maryvale Institute....

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Posted: 2022-11-08 21:30:55

New Book: Celebrating the Work of Maryvale Alumni

Warmest congratulations from all at Maryvale Institute to alumnus Dr David Hajduk, on the publication of his latest book, Healing the Culture and the Family According to John Paul II, published by Arouca Press (2022)...

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Posted: 2022-09-09 22:34:40

Academic Forum: 19th October 2022, 6.00pm - All Welcome

Join us on Wednesday 19th October for the St John Henry Newman Research Centre for Catholic Theology's Academic Forum, the latest in a series of occasional, public seminars by Maryvale academics. This time, Dr Eddie Howells, will be asking What is Mystical Theology?....

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Posted: 2022-07-27 10:06:25

IHM Srs 25th Anniversary Mass

To celebrate 25 years of their Missionary presence in the UK, the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Mother of Christ, are hosting a Mass at Sacred Heart (Hanley, Stoke on Trent, ST1 3DB) on Saturday 2nd July 2022 at 10.00 am. ...

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Posted: 2022-06-27 09:32:00

Sacred Heart Novena: June 2022

Join us in person for our annual Novena to the Sacred Heart at the Shrine of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Mass, Sermon and Novena each evening at 7.00 pm, Thursday 16th June to Thursday 23rd June 2020 and on Friday 24th June for Mass to celebrate the Feast of the Sacred Heart....

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Posted: 2022-06-09 14:42:09

Double Celebration for Maryvale Academic

Warmest congratulations from all at the institute to Maryvale Academic, Rev Dr Martin Onuoha, on the publication of both of his new publications and the 20th anniversary of his ordination. Marking the 20th year of his becoming a priest, Fr Martin has written two remarkable studies on the Mariology of Joseph Ratzinger (Benendict XVI)...

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Posted: 2022-02-15 11:53:14

Academic Forum: 16th February 2022, 6pm - All Welcome

Join us on Wednesday 16th February for the St John Henry Newman Research Centre for Catholic Theology's Academic Forum, the latest in a series of occasional, public seminars by Maryvale academics. This time, Dr Jeremy Pilch, will be discussing Eastern Orthodoxy....

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Posted: 2022-01-28 15:15:57

Silver Jubilee Celebrations for Sr Maureen Felicitas

Warmest prayers and congratulations from all at Maryvale to our former colleague, Sr Maureen Felicitas Obiorah IHM, on the Silver Jubilee of her Profession. Sr Felicitas, a member of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Mother of Christ, celebrates 25 years since she took her first Religious Vows. ...

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Posted: 2021-11-17 10:14:16

New Appointment: MA in Catholic Applied Theology

Maryvale Institute is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Catherine Knowles as the new Programme Director for the MA in Catholic Applied Theology programme (validated by The Open University), from 15th November 2021. Dr Knowles has worked across a range of Maryvale courses for many years, including as Lecturer, Research Supervisor and Dissertation Supervisor for the PhD, MA and B.Divinity programmes. Welcoming Dr Knowles, Institute Dean Dr Birute Briliute commended Dr Knowles as "a highly experienced and respected academic. Her appointment will enrich our Institute and continue to grow our provision."...

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Posted: 2021-11-08 10:56:49

Maryvale Graduation Ceremony 2021

Graduation is a moment for celebration, to stop and reflect on our students’ academic achievements and recognise the hard work that they have put into their studies. Therefore, we were delighted that, on 23 October 2021, we were able to hold a special Virtual Celebration for the classes of 2020 and 2021 with their peers and lecturers to honour and appreciate their achievements. Nearly 450 Maryvale graduates from all over the world were invited to participate in this unique event....

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Posted: 2021-11-04 10:36:50

BA Philosophy Open Day: 24th November 2021, 1pm

We will be holding a Virtual Open Day on Wednesday 24 November 2021 from 13.00 (London time) for you to find out more about our BA Philosophy and the Catholic Tradition programme, enrolling for January 2021. ...

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Posted: 2021-11-01 11:57:20

MA Open Day: 26th November 2021, 1pm

We will be holding a Virtual Open Day on Friday 26 November 2021 from 13.00 (London time) for you to find out more about our MA in Catholic Applied Theology programme, enrolling for January 2021. ...

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Posted: 2021-11-01 10:59:47

Academic Forum: 15th June 2022, 6.00pm - All Welcome

Join us on Wednesday 15th June for the St John Henry Newman Research Centre for Catholic Theology's Academic Forum, the latest in a series of occasional, public seminars by Maryvale academics. This time, Dr John Murray, will be discussing The Man With Two Consciences: A Modern Catholic Horror Story?....

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Posted: 2021-10-27 09:44:34

Welcome to Latin Classes!

A warm welcome back is being given to lecturer, Philip Marshall, at the Centre for Catechesis & Adult Formation this November, as he leads the new Latin Programme with weekly, online evening classes....

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Posted: 2021-10-13 10:28:28

Academic Forum: 21st October 2021, 6.00pm - All Welcome

Join us on Thursday 21st October for the St John Henry Newman Research Centre for Catholic Theology's Academic Forum, the latest in a series of occasional, public seminars by Maryvale academics. This time, Mr Patrick Martin, MA, will be discussing Historical Apologetics....

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Posted: 2021-10-07 12:44:03

Day for Catechists: Saturday 25th September, 10.00am - 4.00pm

East Birmingham and Solihull Deanery in collaboration with the Ethnic Chaplaincies presents a Day for Catechists on Saturday 25th September 2021. The day aims to update current Catechists and introduce candidates for this Ministry in light of the new Catechetical Directory. ...

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Posted: 2021-09-13 13:16:06

BDiv Online Open Day: Wednesday 8th September, 1.00pm

Choosing a degree course such as the Ecclesiastical Bachelor of Divinity is a big decision, so the BDiv Online Open Day is the perfect opportunity to check out what you've read and heard about Maryvale Institute. Academic and administrative staff will be on hand to talk to you and offer advice about the BDiv programme, and you'll also get chance to chat to current BDiv students about learning at Maryvale. ...

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Posted: 2021-08-11 14:50:09

Farewell But Not Goodbye to the Bridgettines

With sadness, we bid farewell to Mother Jaya and the Bridgettine Sisters from Maryvale House. ...

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Posted: 2021-08-04 14:42:17

MA Director Delivers Paper to Irish Guild of Catholic Scholars

On 26th June 2021, Maryvale Institute's MA in Catholic Applied Theology Director, Dr Stephen Yates, gave a well-received paper to the Annual Conference of the Irish Guild of Catholic Scholars. The paper, How are Catholic Theologians to Approach the Problem of Hell? is based on Dr Yates'current academic research and builds upon his recent book Between Death and Resurrection: A Critical Response to Recent Catholic Debates Concerning the Intermediate State, issued by Bloomsbury Publishing. ...

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Posted: 2021-07-01 09:25:45

MA Revalidated by the Open University

Maryvale is delighted to announce that following a review of the Master of Arts programme in Catholic Applied Theology earlier this year The Open University has revalidated the degree for a further five years (until January 2024). ...

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Posted: 2021-06-25 12:13:00

Archdiocese Statement on Maryvale House

The Archdiocese of Birmingham has announced it is considering options for the future of Maryvale House, a listed building which is in great need of renovation....

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Posted: 2021-05-21 13:17:36

BDiv Scholarship 2021-2022

Maryvale Institute is delighted to announce a scholarship opportunity open to all applying to join the Bachelor of Divinity course for academic year 2021-2022. Rev Dr Michael Cullinan (Course Director) invites applications...

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Posted: 2021-05-12 12:34:02

Sacred Heart Novena: June 2021

Join us in person or online for our annual Novena to the Sacred Heart at the Shrine of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Live stream Mass, Sermon and Novena each evening at 8.00 pm, Thursday 3rd June to Thursday 10th June 2020, at 8.00 pm on Friday 11th June for Mass to celebrate the Feast of the Sacred Heart and for Pilgrimage Afternoon at 3.00 pm on Sunday 13th June....

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Posted: 2021-04-30 14:24:27

New Director for BA (Hons) Philosophy Appointed

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Harry Schnitker as Programme Director for the Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and the Catholic Tradition programme (validated by The Open University), from 1st April 2021. ...

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Posted: 2021-04-20 10:13:18

Maryvale is Saddened to Hear of the Passing of Francis Patton

With sadness, we share the news of the passing of Francis Patton. Francis supported Maryvale Institute for many years, in so many ways; from dedicated PGCE Tutor to skillful handyman. He was a devout Catholic and family man and will be missed. We thank Janet Mellor, PGCE Director at Maryvale who worked alongside Francis at the time, for her touching memories of him...

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Posted: 2021-04-19 10:52:41

Maryvale Academic Publishes New Book

Meister Eckhart and Thomas of Erfurt: Modism and the Philosophy of Grammar is the latest book to be co-edited by our Philosophy Programme Director, Dr Christopher M. Wojtulewicz. This multilingual volume brings together a host of research into the relationship between these two figures from the great medieval city of Erfurt, Germany. Whilst Meister Eckhart is well known, Thomas of Erfurt is less known. Thomas was one of the last figures of the 'Modistae'—a group of speculative grammarians who believed that grammar and syntax intrinsically mirror the world. Heading towards the mid-fourteenth century, modism declined, resurfacing in later centuries in various ways. Thomas of Erfurt was particularly influential on the thought of Martin Heidegger, as Thomas' seminal work (the Grammatica speculativa) was wrongly understood at the time to have been written by Duns Scotus. ...

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Posted: 2021-03-26 12:28:32

Share Your Memories: History of Maryvale 2021

The Friends of Maryvale are excited to be supporting the update of the Maryvale History Booklet in 2021. The update will focus on the achievements of the Institute throughout its 40+ years as an institute of further and higher education, and adult formation at all levels. To contribute your memories...

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Posted: 2021-02-16 12:24:29

Exploring the Directory for Catechesis VIRTUAL CONFERENCE 2021

Maryvale Institute, on behalf of the Archdiocese of Birmingham, is delighted to announce a free, virtual conference that will focus on the new Directory for Catechesis. Keynote speakers confirmed so far include Archbishop Rino Fisichella and Archbishop Bernard Longley. To register ...

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Posted: 2021-01-22 09:56:20

Maryvale is Saddened to Hear of the Passing of Prof Edward Hulmes

All at Maryvale Institute are saddened to hear of the passing of one of its founding fathers, Professor Edward Hulmes KCHS. A much respected member of our associate staff, Prof Hulmes was a staunch supporter of the Institute and its work. He was instrumental in the design of a number of our programmes,...

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Posted: 2021-01-15 12:05:16

Maryvale Institute Advent Service Stream

Maryvale Institute held its annual Advent service on Friday 18th December at 4pm. This year the service was held by virtual means, on Zoom. Staff will gave readings, the Bridgettine Sisters led us in some traditional Advent hymns from Maryvale's Chapel and the crib was blessed. To watch now...

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Posted: 2020-12-23 13:07:22

Maryvale Institute Advent Service

Maryvale Institute will be holding its annual Advent service on Friday 18th December at 4pm. This year the service will be held by virtual means, on Zoom. Staff will give readings, the Bridgettine Sisters will lead us in some traditional Advent hymns from Maryvale's Chapel and there will be a blessing of the crib. ...

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Posted: 2020-12-10 11:44:06

BA Philosophy Scholarship 2021

Maryvale Institute is delighted to announce a scholarship opportunity open to all applying to join the BA (Hons) Philosophy and the Catholic Tradition course commencing in January 2021. Dr Chris Wojtulewicz (Course Director) invites applications...

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Posted: 2020-10-23 09:46:18

Graduation 2020

For the first time in Maryvale history our students were unable to attend their official graduation ceremony, originally planned for Saturday 17th October 2020 at St Chad's Cathedral (Birmingham). These are extraordinary circumstances across the world, and this is not the celebration we would have wish for. Nevertheless, we would like to mark the achievements of our students in both Further and Higher Education. ...

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Posted: 2020-10-14 14:48:55

Celebrating Research by Maryvale Students: Third Volume Published (2020)

Maryvale is delighted to announce the release of the third volume of Aspects of Doctoral Research at the Maryvale International Catholic Institute edited by Dr Andrew Morris and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Dr Morris focuses on the outcomes of the institute's Research in Catholic Studies programme (validated by Liverpool Hope University). The book provides an overview of the breadth of work by its students in the UK, USA and Africa and their contribution to new knowledge in the area of Catholic studies, a wide field including history, literature, philosophy, spirituality and theology. ...

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Posted: 2020-10-08 14:00:11

Redford Memorial Lecture 2020

On Friday 16th October, the sixth annual Redford Memorial Lecture will take place online, a tribute to the memory of Canon John Redford who died in 2013. This year, Professor Gavin D'Costa will talk on 'The Public Role of Catholic Theology (Why Graduates Are So Important)'...

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Posted: 2020-09-24 11:22:40

Announcement: Maryvale Graduation Ceremony 2020

After much consideration it is with great regret that we must announce the cancellation of the graduation ceremony planned for October 2020. Although restrictions are gradually being lifted, there remains a high level of uncertainty, particularly concerning travel. This and the threat of a second wave of the virus in the autumn makes it extremely difficult to plan to celebrate the success of our students in our usual way...

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Posted: 2020-07-10 11:12:16

Celebrating the Sacred Heart Novena 2020

When I was in touch with Father Moses Pitya to celebrate livestreaming one of the Novena Masses, his immediate response was to thank the Bridgettine Sisters for the privilege of being part of the Novena. I noted he said thank you again when I viewed the Mass from St Elizabeth’s, Coventry. I thought, what a lovely spirit to bring to the Novena Masses. And, it has been a joy to see how successful the Novena has been: even the opening Mass from my home in Solihull had 282 viewers, more than could fit in to the Maryvale Chapel on the opening evening, which used to be Corpus Christi before that Solemnity was moved to Sunday...

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Posted: 2020-06-28 16:09:03

Sacred Heart Novena: June 2020

Join us online for our annual Novena to the Sacred Heart at the Shrine of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Live stream Mass, Sermon and Novena each evening at 8.00 pm, Thursday 11th June to Friday 19th June 2020, on Friday 19th June for Mass to celebrate the Feast of the Sacred Heart and for Mass at 11.00 am on Sunday 21st June....

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Posted: 2020-06-02 11:24:53

BDiv Scholarship 2020-2021

Maryvale Institute is delighted to announce a scholarship opportunity open to all applying to join the Bachelor of Divinity course for academic year 2020-2021. Rev Dr Michael Cullinan (Course Director) invites applications...

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Posted: 2020-05-21 10:10:23

New Director of Philosophy Programme Appointed

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Chris Wojtulewicz as Programme Director for the Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and the Catholic Tradition programme (validated by The Open University), from 1st June 2020. ...

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Posted: 2020-04-30 12:43:13

Maryvale Academic Appointed Bishop by the Holy Father

LIVESTREAM Fr David's ordination, Friday 9th October, 12.00pm.
We are pleased to announce that The Holy Father Pope Francis has appointed our Programme Director for the BA (Hons) in Philosophy and the Catholic Tradition, Canon David Evans, alongside with Canon Stephen Wright, as the new Auxiliary Bishops to serve the Archdiocese of Birmingham...

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Posted: 2020-03-25 13:26:53

Maryvale Academic Appointed to Lead Chinese University

Warmest congratulations from all at Maryvale Institute to Professor Stephen Morgan, an alumnus of the BA (Divinity) programme and, since 2012, an adjunct lecturer in Liturgy and Sacraments on the Ecclesiastical Bachelor of Divinity programme at Maryvale, has been appointed Rector of the University of Saint Joseph, Macao, where he has been Dean of the Faculty of Religious Studies since 2018....

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Posted: 2020-03-24 12:12:41

COVID-19 Update 2020

Due to the current health emergency all of our staff have been advised to work from home. Contact is restricted to email. If you know the email address of the person you wish to contact, please email them directly. Otherwise you can send a message through the contact button below and the message will be forwarded as required. If you wish to speak to the Bridgettine Sisters please call (0121) 325 2414. We apologise for the inconvenience but we are sure you will understand that this is necessary in this difficult time and will join us in praying for those affected. ...

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Posted: 2020-03-20 09:47:14

Maryvale Institute: New FE Director Appointed

Dr Marie Cooke has left the Institute for alternative employment. We thank her for her many years of careful stewardship of the FE programme and send her good wishes and prayers as she takes up a new role in Hertfordshire. We welcome to the role of FE Director Mary Killeen STB, STL, who will be taking up this role from Monday 17th February. Mary has worked within the Institute for 12 years as Marriage and Family pathway leader. ....

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Posted: 2020-02-17 13:32:54

5th Academic Forum: 20th February 2020, 11.00am

Join us on Thursday 20th February for the Research Centre for Catholic Studies' 5th Academic Forum, the latest in a series of triannual, public seminars by Maryvale academics. This time, Mrs Ausra Cane STL will be discussing Deep Learning theories in RE and Catechesis....

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Posted: 2020-02-14 12:40:56

Newman Mass of Thanksgiving: Streaming Now

On Wednesday 19th February 2020, Maryvale Institute hosted a Mass of Thanksgiving for the canonisation of our founder, St John Henry Newman. The Mass was celebrated by Rev Dr Guy Nicholls (Cong. Orat.). Audio of the full Mass, as well as of Fr Guy's sermon on Newman's links to Maryvale, can be streamed now...

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Posted: 2020-02-10 11:09:11

Newman Retreat Day: 29th February 2020

With the first Sunday of the Word of God coming up on 26th January, established by Pope Francis as a special day devoted to the celebration, study and dissemination of the word of God, why not take part with Maryvale Institute's Study Guides to the New Testament?...

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Posted: 2020-01-27 13:09:25

First Sunday of the Word of God: How Are You Celebrating?

With the first Sunday of the Word of God coming up on 26th January, established by Pope Francis as a special day devoted to the celebration, study and dissemination of the word of God, why not take part with Maryvale Institute's Study Guides to the New Testament?...

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Posted: 2020-01-22 09:33:47

Novena of Prayer for Maryvale Institute

All students, friends and supporters of Maryvale are invited to join the staff and Bridgettine sisters in a novena of prayer 15th-23rd January. Please use the prayers each day to pray for the Institute and its continued work in 2020. ...

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Posted: 2020-01-15 11:12:27

Bridgettine Lectures: Tuesday 21st January & 18th February, 7.30pm

Mother Jaya and the Maryvale Bridgettines invite you to a short series of lectures to take place at Maryvale on Tuesday 21st January and 18th February from 7.30pm. The first talk will focus on the Foundress of the Order of the Most Holy Saviour of St Bridget, St Mother Elisabeth Hesselblad and her work for Christian unity, while the second will cover Mother Riccarda Hambrough and her acts of courage during the Second World War....

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Posted: 2020-01-07 12:20:10

Reflective Personal or Parish Study for 2020: The Year of the Word

The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales wish to commemorate in 2020 the 10th anniversary of Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Exhortation Verbum Domini on Sacred Scripture. To accompany this, Maryvale Institute is pleased to offer a series of Study Guides to the New Testament...

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Posted: 2019-11-22 13:46:13

Maryvale Graduation 2019

On Thursday 7th November, almost 250 Maryvale students from around the world were honoured for their accomplishments at the Institute’s 2019 Further and Higher Education Awards Ceremony held at the iconic St Chad’s Cathedral. ...

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Posted: 2019-11-11 13:47:49

Listen Now: Redford Memorial Lecture 2019

On Tuesday 6th November 2019, Maryvale was delighted to host the fifth annual Canon Redford Memorial Lecture. Fr John taught at the institute for over 20 years, serving at various times as BDiv and MA Director, encouraging and supporting countless students on the Institute's undergraduate and postgraduate theology programmes, which he played a key role in developing. This year, Rev Dr Andrew Pinsent addressed a packed lecture theatre on 'Science and Grace: Escaping the Snow Queen's Palace'....

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Posted: 2019-11-07 10:45:29

4th Academic Forum: 14th November 2019, 11.00am

Join us on Thursday 14th November for the Research Centre for Catholic Studies' 4th Academic Forum, the latest in a series of triannual, public seminars by Maryvale academics. This time, Dr Chris Wojtulewicz will be discussing The Post Resurrection Appearances of Christ: Insights From Lacan....

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Posted: 2019-10-25 11:49:19

BA Philosophy Scholarship 2020

Maryvale Institute is delighted to announce a scholarship opportunity open to all applying to join the Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy & the Catholic Tradition course commencing in January 2020. Cn David Evans (Course Director) invites applications...

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Posted: 2019-10-24 13:38:03

Memorial Mass for Mgr Paul Watson

Maryvale Institute invites you to a memorial Mass for Mgr Paul Watson on Wednesday 16th October at 12 noon, in honour of his 12 years as Institute Director....

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Posted: 2019-10-02 14:32:46

Pilgrimage Day 2019

On a sunny Sunday afternoon on June 30, 2019, a large crowd of Friends of Maryvale, local parishioners, students and graduates, employees and supporters of the Maryvale Institute gathered in front of the Maryvale's ambulacrum to celebrate its annual pilgrimage Mass and procession in honour of the Sacred Heart of Jesus ...

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Posted: 2019-07-03 09:34:35

CPMM Awards for 11 in North Ayrshire

On Tuesday 11th June at St Mary’s Church, Saltcoats, 11 parishioners of St Mary’s Deanery in North Ayrshire received their Certificate in Parish Mission & Ministry (CPMM) – the first to do so in Galloway Diocese. The certificates were presented by Bishop William Nolan. ...

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Posted: 2019-06-14 10:36:53

Summer Retreat Day

Maryvale Institute invites you to join our FE students for a Summer Retreat Day: a time out from the stress of daily life for peaceful, restful, spiritual reflection - reviving body and soul with prayer and good company....

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Posted: 2019-06-12 11:24:49

Book Launched Celebrating Maryvale Postgraduate Research

Maryvale is delighted to announce the launch Aspects of Doctoral Research at the Maryvale International Catholic Institute (Volume One) edited by Dr Andrew Morris and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Dr Morris focuses on the outcomes of the institute's Research in Catholic Studies programme (validated by Liverpool Hope University). The book provides an overview of the breadth of work by its students in the UK, USA and Africa and their contribution to new knowledge in the area of Catholic studies, a wide field including history, literature, philosophy, spirituality and theology. ...

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Posted: 2019-06-06 12:27:46

Meeting John Henry Newman: St Mary's College, Oscott

Maryvale is pleased to share a series of events that are going to take place at St Mary's College Oscott between Wednesday 19th and Friday 21st June to introduce the seminary community and the people of the Archdiocese of Birmingham to Blessed John Henry Newman, as we prepare for his canonisation by Pope Francis in the coming months. All welcome...

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Posted: 2019-05-23 09:59:53

New Era for International Catholic College

Maryvale Institute - the international, distance-learning college based in Birmingham - has announced its intention to merge with the Archdiocese of Birmingham from 1st August 2019. ...

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Posted: 2019-05-20 11:02:39

Hearts on Fire Evenings: St Joseph's RC Church (Thame)

The Archdiocese of Birmingham's Department for Evangelisation and Catechetical Support (based at Maryvale Institute) has scheduled a series of 7 weekly Hearts on Fire evenings to take place at St Joseph's RC Church (Thame), beginning on Thursday 6th June at 7.30pm.. All welcome...

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Posted: 2019-05-17 12:50:18

BDiv Scholarship 2019-2020

Maryvale Institute is delighted to announce a scholarship opportunity open to all applying to join the Bachelor of Divinity course for academic year 2019-2020. Rev Dr Michael Cullinan (Course Director) invites applications...

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Posted: 2019-04-17 11:43:08

Research Centre for Catholic Studies Launched

The new Research Centre is dedicated to supporting high-quality research projects through academic cooperation in studying the Catholic tradition and demonstrating the importance of Maryvale's contribution to cultivating knowledge in the field of Catholic studies. Furthermore, the centre offers a high standard research environment for those who want to open a dialogue and expand their academic excellence in areas relevant to the study of Catholic history, education, culture, theology and philosophy. ...

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Posted: 2019-03-27 09:25:12

New Book by Maryvale Graduate

Congratulations from all at Maryvale to PhD in Catholic Studies graduate Rev Dr Daniel Cardó, who has just published his latest book, The Cross and the Eucharist in Early Christianity: A Theological and Liturgical Investigation, based on his research while a student at the institute, through Cambridge University Press. Graduating from Maryvale in 2015, Fr Daniel is currently pastor at Holy Name parish and professor at St John Vianney Seminary in Denver, Colorado. ...

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Posted: 2019-03-15 11:59:10

The Bible & You - Survey

From the Catholic Bishops' Conference:
"As part of the preparations for our 2020 Initiative – The God who Speaks: The Year of the Word, we’re conducting a very short survey about how we see and use the Bible. ..."

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Posted: 2019-03-08 14:53:05

Sharing Hope in Crisis: Free Seminar

Maryvale is delighted to welcome the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association to deliver a Sharing Hope in Crisis Seminar. The session is free, open to all and will take place at the institute on Saturday 16th March. Registration begins at 9.00 am and the seminar is expected to continue until 4.30 pm. ...

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Posted: 2019-02-11 14:30:54

Dr Yates Delivers Paper to IOTA Conference: Updated

From 9-12 January 2019, the inaugural conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association was held in the city of Iasi, Romania. The Conference involved several hundred scholars from over 40 countries and all six continents. ...

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Posted: 2019-01-23 11:37:33

Maryvale Welcomes New Head of Parish Catechetics

Jane Deegan, the new Head of Parish Catechetics for the Archdiocese, began work on the 1st of January. Jane is based at the Maryvale Institute, the Archdiocesan department responsible for adult formation and catechetics, but will spend most of her time out and about in the diocese, providing support, formation and advice to parish catechists and clergy. ...

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Posted: 2019-01-15 12:32:09

Evening of Recollection, 11 April 2019

Join us on Thursday 11th April 2019 for an Evening of Recollection for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion of the Archdiocese of Birmingham. Registration and coffee will begin at 5.30pm, to be followed by an address by Rev Cn John Udris, who will lead the evening, with opportunity for Confession before Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Holy Mass. ...

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Posted: 2019-01-03 12:29:59

Maryvale Revalidated by the Open University

Maryvale is delighted to announce that following an institutional review, The Open University has revalidated the organisation for provision of its validated Higher Education courses for a further 5 years. The panel was very positive about all aspects of the institute, commending it for...

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Posted: 2018-11-23 14:03:29

Memorable Day for Maryvale Institute Students at St Chad’s Graduation Ceremony

On Tuesday 20th November 2018, almost 300 Maryvale students from around the world were honoured for their accomplishments at the Institute’s 2018 Further and Higher Education Awards Ceremony held at the iconic St Chad’s Cathedral. There were plenty of smiles and proud faces from the graduates during the academic procession into the grand building, where family and friends had gathered to support their loved ones....

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Posted: 2018-11-21 16:40:26

Listen Now: Redford Lecture 2018

On Monday 19th November, the eve of graduation, the fourth annual Redford Memorial Lecture took place at Maryvale, a tribute to the memory of Canon John Redford who died in 2013. This year, Rt Rev Peter Doyle, Bishop of Northampton, addressed visitors, students, staff and associate staff on 'The Legacy of the World Meeting of Families for the Church of England and Wales' and this lecture can now be streamed in full...

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Posted: 2018-11-21 16:02:34

Importance of Leadership Workshop: 5th December 2018, 1.30pm

If you're already (or aiming to be) involved in the administration or management of a socially-orientated organisation, whether in an employed or voluntary role, this workshop at Maryvale Institute. Maryvale, in partnership with KYRA Education & Training, is offering you the chance to attend and participate in a free session on The Importance of Leadershp in Non-Profit Organisations on Wednesday 5th December 2018 from 1.30 pm...

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Posted: 2018-11-21 13:16:42

BA Philosophy Scholarship Offer 2019

Maryvale Institute is delighted to announce a scholarship opportunity open to all applying to join the BA (hons) Philosophy & the Catholic Tradition course for January 2019. Cn David Evans (Course Director) invites applications...

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Posted: 2018-11-21 12:36:15

Vacancy: Diocesan Mission Catechist (Diocese of Shrewsbury)

The Diocese of Shrewsbury is seeking to employ Catechists to assist with the organisation and provision of the formation of those working in all areas of parish and adult catechesis throughout the Diocese. The task will involve seeking the renewal of catechetical formation, training new catechists and supporting parish catechists....

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Posted: 2018-11-07 12:04:43

Redford Memorial Lecture 2019

On Wednesday 6th November, the eve of graduation, the fifth annual Redford Memorial Lecture will take place in Maryvale chapel, a tribute to the memory of Canon John Redford who died in 2013. This year, Rev Dr Andrew Pinsent will address visitors, students, staff and associate staff on 'Science and Grace: Escaping the Snow Queen's Palace'...

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Posted: 2018-11-01 09:58:16

Between Death & Resurrection: Now Out in Paperback

Following the successful hardback publication in December 2016 of the latest research by Dr Stephen Yates (Director of the MA in Catholic Applied Theology programme), Between Death and Resurrection: A Critical Response to Recent Catholic Debates Concerning the Intermediate State, we're delighted to announce that his work is now also available in paperback and as an e-book from Bloomsbury Publishing. ...

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Posted: 2018-10-26 14:48:25

Silent Movie Night: Saturday 17th November 2018, 7.00pm

The Friends of Maryvale invite you to Silent Movie Night at Maryvale on Saturday 17th November, with live music from Vincent Byrne. The programme will start at 7.00 pm and all funds raised will be donated to help those affected by the recent natural disasters in Kerala and the Philippines, which have affected many, including family and friends of some of our Bridgettines. ...

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Posted: 2018-10-19 13:38:14

Mgr Paul Watson

Everyone at Maryvale was saddened to hear of the death of Mgr Paul Watson on 16th October, following a long illness over recent years. Fr Paul was the second director of the Maryvale Institute, a post he held from 2000 to 2012, during which time he oversaw the expansion of Maryvale's international outreach...

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Posted: 2018-10-18 15:28:27

Archdiocese of Birmingham: Celebration Day, 14 October 2018

The Archdiocese of Birmingham invites you to Celebration Day on Sunday 14th October 2018, 10.00-4.00 at Cardinal Wiseman School (Potters Green Road, Coventry, CV2 2AJ), where we will be celebrating our involvement in this year's World Meeting of Families, Youth Synod and Adoremus, as well as celebrating the canonisation of Blessed Oscar Romera, Blessed Pope Paul VI and others. ...

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Posted: 2018-10-05 12:30:51

Listen Now: Radio Maria Ireland Interviews Maryvale's Fr Edward Clare

While in Rome at the recent International Congress on Catechesis, Maryvale's then Director Fr Edward Clare took time out to be interviewed by Fr Eamonn McCarthy for Radio Maria Ireland. During the discussion, Fr Eddie talked about the institute, its history and its courses, which is now available to stream in full. ...

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Posted: 2018-10-01 11:24:03

Leadership & Management Open Day 2018

To celebrate the launch of the new Maryvale/KYRA Certificate in Leadership & Management in Socially-Orientated Organisations, Maryvale is delighted to invite you to an Open Day on Wednesday 17th October, 5.30-7.00pm, to discover more about the course, where academic and administrative staff will be on hand to talk to you and offer advice and answer any questions that you have....

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Posted: 2018-09-18 11:25:46

Virtual Open Day: 27th November 2020

We will be holding a Virtual Open Day on Friday 27 November 2020 from 13.00-14.30 for you to find out more about our facilities and the subjects enrolling for January 2021 that you are interested in, online and via our virtual classrooms. ...

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Posted: 2018-07-25 09:31:15

Get a Taste for the Faith

Have you ever wanted to get to know your Faith better, but did not know who to ask or where to start? Here’s your chance to find out more! Join Maryvale's Director for Further Education Courses, Dr Marie Cooke, for an introduction to adult faith formation at St Francis of Assisi Church, Handsworth, on Tuesday 17th July from 7.30pm. All welcome....

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Posted: 2018-07-11 19:35:11

Pilgrimage Day 2018

Maryvale's annual Pilgrimage to the Shrine of the Sacred Heart of Jesus took place on Sunday 10th June 2018, with an open-air Mass celebrated by Rev Dr Michael Cullinan, Director of the Bachelor of Divinity course and of the Higher Institute of Religious Science. ...

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Posted: 2018-06-12 12:28:46

New Independent Study Modules

Maryvale now provides a series of stand-alone modules for study. These can simply be audited, or a Maryvale Certificate award can be gained by completing a single written assignment of 1500 words for each module studied. You can take as long as you need over the study, fitting the reading and reflection on the text into your daily life as suits you best. There are many subjects to choose from - including an Introduction to Church History and an Introduction to Catholic Social Teaching..

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Posted: 2018-06-01 14:25:25

Humanae Vitae Lecture: Streaming Now

Public Lecture at Maryvale, 19 May 2018, 7.30pm: Humanae Vitae - 50 Years On: Towards a Deeper Understanding. Insights from the work of the commission to study the history of the drafting of the encyclical by Professor Gilfredo Marengo, from the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family (Rome). All welcome.

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Posted: 2018-05-24 12:47:38

Novena & Pilgrimage 2018

Annual Novena and Pilgrimage to the Shrine of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Thursday 31st May to Sunday 8th June 2018. All welcome...

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Posted: 2018-05-04 14:41:05

BDiv Scholarship 2018-2019

Maryvale Institute is delighted to announce a scholarship opportunity open to all applying to join the Bachelor of Divinity course for academic year 2018-2019. Rev Dr Michael Cullinan (Course Director) invites applications...

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Posted: 2018-05-03 13:23:07

New Book: Professor Mary Mills, Reflections on Laudato Si'

Maryvale is delighted to announce the publication of a collaborative title edited by Director of Postgraduate Research Professor Mary Mills, Research Supervisor Dr Harry Schnitker and PhD Research graduate Rev Dr John Arthur Orr. The editors have collected a series of thoughtful, wide-ranging essays on Pope Francis' Encyclical Laudato si'from contributors who are all connected to Maryvale, including lecturers and graduates. ...

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Posted: 2018-04-18 11:57:31

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