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Archive for August 27, 2007

classes begin

SJV Mass - classes beginMASS – (Fr Alvarez) — day one for classes was significant, so I took a picture.  (I forgot what the homily was about — sorry Father)

Modern Philosophy textbookMODERN PHILOSOPHY – (Fr Santos) — we started reviewing the 4 philosophical eras: ancient, medieval, modern and contemporary.  We also started the “3 concerns of philosophy” being God, the world, and the human being.  — it started out simple enough.

Ancient Philosophy texbookANCIENT PHILOSOPHY – (Fr Santos) — we started with some Greek philosophers like Socrates, “3 major concerns,” and “4 problems with philosophy” — (1) ultimate reality, (2) permanence vs change, (3) matter vs mind/spirit, and (4) unity vs plurality. — having “Ancient” AFTER “Modern” is going to mess with my head.

Arts & Ideas textbookARTS & IDEAS – (Fr Vallee) — this is actually a freshman level course that introduces the relationship between art history and philosophy.  We’re going to watch movies like “300” and Star Trek II, Wrath of Khancool.

MINISTERIAL METHODS – (Fr Michael) — this course is an introductory couse to prepare us for our “Apostalic Work” that we’ll be assigned to next year, like teaching CCD, visiting hospitals and retirement homes, and visiting the homebound.  Today we defined a “working” definition for ministry — CHRISTIAN MINISTRY is the public activity of a baptized follower of Jesus Christ flowing from the Spirit’s charism and an individual personality on behalf of the Church to proclaim, serve, and build up the Kingdom of God.”