This one semester course will apply the Church’s universal call to holiness to the vocation sacraments of Marriage and Holy Orders. For the sacrament of Marriage, particular emphasis is devoted to developing the necessary skills for healthy relationships and the positive values associated with chastity and the covenant relationship of marriage. Proximate preparation for the celebration and effects of marriage will also be presented. In regard to the sacrament of Holy Orders, students will identify and distinguish between the ministerial priesthood and the common priesthood of the faithful. In addition, students will examine the office and ministry of priesthood, the ministry of deacon, and the essential elements of the celebration of Holy Orders. Throughout the course, the students will reflect on Ignatian Spirituality as it connects with the vocations to which they are called.


No Prerequisite is Required.