Study of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Participants in the Study of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Certificate Program will come to appreciate the purpose of doctrine and the process of theology through the study of the Catholic faith; examine, from a variety of theological perspectives, what we know and believe about the central figure of the Christian faith - Jesus; the theology of the sacraments: the public and the liturgical prayer of the Church, as well as the sacraments within the context of their role in the lives of the faithful; to discover the world of the Scriptures and consider the Bible's history, its development, and the cultural factors which influence the events of the writing of the Old and New Testaments; Frederic Ozanam, the founder of the St. Vincent de Paul Society; and study and reflection on the history and spirituality of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. The courses will be offered in English and in French.

Participants enrolled in the St. Vincent de Paul program will be able to appreciate the purpose of the doctrine and the theological process by studying the Catholic faith. The first part of the program focuses on the person of Jesus Christ, the theology of the sacraments, the foundations of Catholicism and biblical writings. The second part deals with the life and spirituality of Blessed Frederic Ozanam, the founder of the SSVP, the history and spirituality of Saint Vincent de Paul, the social teaching of the Church and the role of the spiritual advisor in part of an SSVP conference. These eight courses are offered in English and French.

Courses

CCS-001 Catholicism or CCS-077 Le Catholicisme

CCS-001 Catholicism

Participants will come to appreciate the purpose of doctrine and the process of theology through which doctrines develop in the Roman Catholic Tradition; develop the skills to articulate personal beliefs, and explain the role and purpose of faith in theology. The French version CCS-077 Le Catholicisme may be taken in place of this course.

Course Outline


CCS-077 Le Catholicisme

Garder le dépôt de la foi, telle est la mission que le Seigneur a confiée à son Église et qu'elle accomplit en tout temps. Le concile Vatican II avait pour intention de mettre en lumière la mission apostolique et pastorale de l'Église est d'amener tous les êtres humains à chercher et à recevoir l'amour du Christ qui est au-dessus de tout. Chaque baptisé devient responsable de proclamer la bonne nouvelle de Jésus-Christ dans le monde selon sa capacité.  The English version CCS-001 Catholicism may be taken in place of this course.

Plan de Cours

CCS-002 Scripture or CCS-078 Initiation à la Bible

CCS-002 Scripture

With the introduction of a few basic theories, the course will assist the participants in navigating through the world of the Scriptures and consider the Bible’s history, its development, the cultural factors which influenced the events around the writing of the Old and New Testaments, and the influence of the Church documents on the Bible today. The French version CCS-078 Initiation à la Bible may be taken in place of this course.

Course Outline 


CCS-078 Initiation à la Bible

L'Évangile et la Bible peuvent être lus par tous grâce à un élan de Vatican ll - ce concile qui avait décidé de donner la Parole au peuple de Dieu, à chaque nation dans sa langue. Il suffit d'apprendre à lire ce grand texte qui a voyagé à travers les siècles jusqu'à nous pour nous porter une parole de vie, dans notre langue maternelle. ( Bouthors) Ce cours vous propose de faire un survol du contenu de la Bible, de ses auteurs, des époques et cultures auxquelles ces textes ont surgi, et leur message de fond. Bonne route! The English version CCS-002 Scripture may be taken in place of this course.

Plan de Cours

CCS-003 Jesus Christ or CCS-079 Introduction à Jésus

CCS-003 Jesus Christ

Participants will have the opportunity to examine, from a variety of theological perspectives, what we know and believe about the central figure of the Christian faith – Jesus. The French version CCS-079 Introduction à Jésus may be taken in place of this course

Course Outline


CCS-079 Introduction à Jésus

« Et vous, qui dites-vous que je suis? » Cette question de Jésus à ses premiers disciples est la même question qui est posée à chaque génération successive depuis ce temps. Ce cours propose d'examiner l'aspect historique et des réponses contemporaines à cette question dans le contexte de la Tradition catholique. The English version CCS-003 Jesus may be taken in place of this course.

Plan de Cours

CCS-004 The Sacraments or CCS-080 Les Sacrements

CCS-004 The Sacraments

The course will present an overview of the theology of the sacraments: the public and the liturgical prayer of the Church, as well as discuss of each of the sacraments within the context of its role in the lives of the faithful. The French version CCS-080 Les Sacrements may be taken in place of this course.

Course Outline


CCS-080 Les Sacrements

Les sept sacrements sont au cœur de la vie des catholiques. Ils ont une signification profonde liée aux étapes de la vie des hommes et des femmes. Le sens profond des sacrements est lié à la fidélité de l'Église aux paroles et aux gestes de Jésus rapportés dans les Évangiles. Ce cours vous permettra d'explorer toute la richesse que nous offre l'Église à travers ses sacrements. The English version CCS-004 The Sacraments may be taken in place of this course.

Plan de Cours

CCS-081 The Founders of the SVP Society or CCS-083 Les fondateurs de la SSVP

CCS-081 The Founders of the SVP Society

Blessed Frédéric Ozanam, at the age of 30, founded with his friends, the Saint Vincent de Paul Society. The patron saint of this new charitable association in Paris would be Saint Vincent de Paul, a Franciscan priest who had been dedicated to relieving poverty in his surroundings. Get to know these two extraordinary men in this course. The French version CCS-083 Les fondateurs de la SSVP may be taken in place of this course.

Course Outline


CCS-083 Les fondateurs de la SSVP

Bienheureux Frédéric Ozanam a fondé à l'âge de 30 ans, avec ses amis, la Société Saint-Vincent de Paul. Le saint patron de cette nouvelle oeuvre de bienfaisance à Paris était saint Vincent, un prêtre franciscain qui était dédié à soulager la pauvreté dans son milieu. Ce cours vous permettra de vous familiariser avec ces deux hommes extraordinaires. The English version CCS-081 The Founders of the SVP Society may be taken in place of this course.

Plan de Cours

CCS-082 At the Heart of the SVP Society or CCS-084 Au coeur de la SSVP

CCS-082 At the Heart of the SVP Society

The social principles of the Church are at the heart of this society. We will discover them together. And when a new SVP Conference is set up, how do we incorporate this principles in our practice? This course will allow you to explore various possibilities. The French version CCS-084 Au coeur de la SSVP may be taken in place of this course.

Course Outline


CCS-084 Au coeur de la SSVP

Au coeur de cette société, nous retrouvons les principes sociaux de l'Église. Découvrons ceux-ci ensemble. Et comment faire vivre ces principes dans le contexte d'une conférence Saint-Vincent de Paul qui s'établit? Ce cours qui permettra d'explorer une variété de possibilités pour ce faire. The English version CCS-082 At the Heart of the SVP Society may be taken in place of this course.

Plan de Cours


To complete this certificate in an academic year students must register for the courses in the following order.

(This does not apply to those who take more than one course per cycle and Certificates are not required to be completed within a year.)

Cycle 1 - CCS-001 Catholicism or CCS-077 Le Catholicisme

Cycle 2 - CCS-081 The Founders of the SVP Society or CCS-083 Les fondateurs de la SSVP

Cycle 3 - CCS-002 Scripture or CCS-078 Initiation à la Bible

Cycle 4 - CCS-003 Jesus Christ or CCS-079 Introduction à Jésus

Cycle 5 - CCS-082 At the Heart of the SVP Society or CCS-084 Au coeur de la SSVP

Cycle 6 - CCS-004 The Sacraments or CCS-080 Les Sacrements