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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

Archbishop's 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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