AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER STUDY EVENINGS
VIA VIDEO CONFERENCING
7.00pm – 9.15pm (British Summer Time)
Enjoy our August and September Study Evenings from your own home
Each topic runs over two evenings, a total of 4 hours tuition and discussion plus a 15 minute break on each evening
Experience Lectures & Discussion
Interactive Real-time Participation
Special 6 for 5 Discount
1. The Transfiguration of the Lord
Tuesday 4th and Thursday 6th August
On 6th August, the Church celebrates the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord. We meditate on this important event when we pray the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary. On these Study Evenings, we will explore the meaning of this event in the life of our Lord and in the life of the apostles, and endeavour to penetrate more deeply its significance for our life of faith and discipleship today.
2. The Blessed Virgin Mary – The New Eve and the Queen of Heaven
Tuesday 11th and Thursday 13th August
Pope Francis has said that Jesus cannot be understood without his Mother: The place of the Blessed Virgin Mary in salvation history is utterly unique. As we prepare to celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and her Queenship, these Study Evenings provide an opportunity to explore more deeply the meaning of the Divine revelation in Sacred Scripture. Scripture concerning the Blessed Virgin Mary and her role in salvation history – Mary as the New Eve and the Queen of Heaven. For those who are parents and catechists, and for all who are ready to answer the call to a new evangelisation, these study evenings offer a unique opportunity to explore the reasons for our veneration of the Blessed Virgin.
3. The Trinity of the Persons in the One God
Tuesday 18th and Thursday 20th August
Every time we pray, we make the Sign of the Cross and invoke the name of the Trinity. What do we mean when we invoke these names? Do we believe in three gods or one God? What do we mean by “Trinity of Persons”? Come and explore these and other questions about this deepest mystery of Who God is!
4. St Augustine & Catechesis
Tuesday 25th and Thursday 27th August
St Augustine of Hippo, Doctor of the Church and Doctor of Grace, is the most quoted Father of the Church in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. On these Study Evenings, we will consider his wisdom concerning catechesis and sharing our Catholic faith, identifying some key principles which we can apply today as we participate in the mission of the new evangelisation.
5. Angels and Demons
Tuesday 8th and Thursday 10th September
We hear a lot about angels and demons. Whether we are thinking about secular films or statues of guardian angels for the baby’s bedroom, we might have wondered if angels are like unicorns – nice cute fictitious characters. Or are they real? And if they are real, what are they? What can we know about them? And does it really matter?
6. Getting to know our English Martyrs
Tuesday 15th and Thursday 17th September
In prison for his faith, St Thomas More wrote to his daughter: “I know this well: that without my fault He will not let me be lost. I shall, therefore, with good hope commit myself wholly to Him. And if He permits me to perish for my faults, then I shall serve as praise for His justice. But in good faith, I trust that His tender pity shall keep my poor soul safe and make me commend his mercy. And, therefore, my own good daughter, do not let your mind be troubled over anything that shall happen to me in this world. Nothing can come but what God wills. And I am very sure that whatver that be, however bad it may seem, it shall indeed be the best.” On these Study Evenings, we will consider the incredible faith, witness, and testimony of the English Martyrs.
MORE ABOUT AoA EVENINGS
The Structure of the Evenings
Each evening runs from 7.00pm to 9.15pm. There are two sessions with a short break in between.
How it works
Once you have registered, you will receive three emails during the day of each evening. The first will inlcude a timetable for the evening and other important information. The second and third emails will contain a link for the two evening sessions.
On the first of the two evenings, there is an optional practice meeting at 6.30pm – for anyone who wishes to practice clicking the link and making sure they can see and hear without any problems. Then, we begin at 7pm with the first session. To “enter the meeting room”, you simply click the link in your email, follow the directions, and you are in! There is no need for any app or advanced computer or technical skill.
Real-time Interactive Partcipation
Once you are in the “meeting room”, you can see and hear everything. To ask questions, or participate in the discussion, you simply un-mute your microphone (or you can opt just to listen). We prefer everyone’s web-cam to be turned on, so that we are all visble to each other, but you can opt to turn off your web-cam . You can ask questions, contribute to the discussion and particpate just as you would if your were onsite – all from the comfort of your home!
The Cost and the 6 for 5 Discount
Each two evening course (Tuesday and Thursday 7pm to 9.15pm) costs only £25 per person (for both evenings), and there’s a 6 for 5 discount – You can sign up for 6 two evening courses for the price of 5; or 6 people can be signed up at once with a payment for 5.
Join Us Now!
The Academy of the Annunciation wants to help Catholics and enquirers to stay better connected by offering live lectures (via video conference) with inter-active discussion and real-time participation, all from the comfort of your home.
These evening encounters give us opportunities to discuss our Catholic Faith, and are the perfect occasions to connect with other Catholics – perhaps over a glass of wine or a cup of tea! [Provide your own wine or beverage of choice in your lock-down.]
Come and join us! We look forward to seeing you and hearing from you in our virutal meeting room.