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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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