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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

Dean of Maryvale Delivers Paper to Vatican Catechesis Conference

Following on from the success of Maryvale Institute's online conference, 'Dynamic Continuity:' Exploring the New Directory for Catechesis, earlier in 2021, Institute Dean, Dr Birute Briliute, was deeply honoured to be invited to address a meeting between the Heads of the Episcopal Commissions for Catechesis of the Episcopal Conferences of Europe, convoked by The Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization. The assembly planned to discuss the theme Catechesis and Catechists for the New Evangelisation...

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Posted: 2021-11-11 12:51:40

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: 16th February 2022, 6.00pm - 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: 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

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

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

Papal Blessing for Maryvale Conference

Just moments before the third session of the Exploring the New Directory for Catechesis Online Conference was due to begin, on Friday 14th May 2021, Maryvale Institute was thrilled to hear news that the event had received a blessing from Pope Francis bestowed on all participating....

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Posted: 2021-05-18 14:20:05

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

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

St. John Henry Newman’s Plea is Fulfilled at his One-Time Home

We are delighted to share an article on Maryvale Institute, published in The Catholic World Report, by respected Catholic journalist and Dame of the Order of the Order of St Gregory, as well as Associate Lecturer on the Ecclesiastical Bachelor of Divinity programme, Mrs Joanna Bogle. ...

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Posted: 2020-12-09 12:54:15

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

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