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Spiritual Classics

Fall 2013 Lecture Series

Explore the fascinating roots of mysticism and prayer in the early Christian Church through a series of 12 lectures which highlight history, environment, culture, and gender. Author and CTU Associate Professor of Spirituality, Sr. Mary Frohlich, RSCJ, is the speaker. Readings include a selection of the most influential Christian spiritual classics from the first six centuries after Christ. Participants will have opportunities to practice methods of approaching these texts for spiritual benefit, academic study, and pastoral application.

The lectures will take place on Wednesday evenings from 7 - 8:15 p.m. in Room 210 of 5416 S. Cornell Ave., Chicago, unless otherwise noted. All lectures are open to guests for $15 per lecture or $150 for the entire series of 12 lectures. Complimentary parking is available in the CTU garage.


  • To register online to attend this lecture series, click here.
  • To download a printable registration form, click here.
  • To download a printable flyer, click here.
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Sept. 4 - Dec. 4K2010-1 Spiritual Classics: Entire Series of Twelve Lectures
September 4K2010-2 Introduction: What is a Classic?
September 11K2010-3 Biblical, Jewish, and Cultural Contexts of Christian Spirituality
September 18K2010-4 Early Martyrs: Ignatius and Perpetua
September 25K2010-5 Origen of Alexandria
October 2K2010-6 Antony of the Desert
October 9K2010-7 Sayings of the Desert Abbas and Ammas
October 23
K2010-8 Evagrius and Basil
October 30K2010-9 Macrina and Gregory of Nyssa
November 6K2010-10 Cassian and Benedict
November 13K2010-11 Augustine of Hippo
November 20K2010-12 Pseudo-Dionysius and Maximus Confessor 
December 4K2010-13 Integration and Conclusions

Register now, or contact Maria de Jesus Lemus with questions at 773.371.5453 or