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Beauty of Belief - Self Paced



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Course Description

Beauty of Belief is a self-paced free online course designed for the everyday Catholic seeking to encounter more fully the radiating beauty of the Catholic Faith. This course will take participants on a journey through six rich theological themes. This course is not intended to be academically strenuous, but to provide a shallow-entry point for those who have busy lives and need flexibility.

This course is designed for personal enrichment and does not count towards any academic credit at Sacred Heart Major Seminary or for any certification in the Archdiocese of Detroit.

Schedule of Topics:

  • Introductory Module 

  • Module 1 - Beauty of Scripture - Dr. Mary Healy

  • Module 2 - Beauty of the Church - Dr. Robert Fastiggi

  • Module 3 - Beauty of Truth - Dr. Ralph Martin

  • Module 4 -Beauty of Virtue - Dr. Janet Smith

  • Module 5 - Beauty of Spirituality - Dr. Patricia Cooney-Hathaway

  • Module 6 - Beauty of Hope - Fr. Pieter VanRooyen


Module Activities:

The following learning activities are available to students each module. There are not specific requirements. Those who complete all the videos and self-tests will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course.

The time commitment is flexible for this course. Module lectures are generally around 20-25 minutes long. Participants who are interested in completing all recommended readings and course tasks can expect to spend around 2-3 hours/module on the course. However, levels of participation and engagement are up to the discretion of the individual.

  • Module lectures featuring distinguished faculty members from Sacred Heart Major Seminary

  • Recommended readings and links to additional learning resources

  • Self-test to see what you’ve learned

  • Reflection questions for participant to further contemplate the lecture material.


All Equip Courses Include These Features:

  • A dedicated online learning support coordinator to offer prompt assistance

  • 24/7 access to the digital learning environment

  • Engagement as a community of connected learners who share a common faith

  • Extended access to course content after the course end date

  • Learning environment support provided by Canvas (our learning management platform)

  • Technical assistance provided by Sacred Heart’s IT staff

  • A Certificate of Completion is awarded to those who complete the course learning activities


Technical Requirements:

Canvas Tech Requirements

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