The Xavier Centre offers theological formation opportunities for lay persons, religious and clergy across Australia.Providing multiple points of engagement across any variety of delivery modes, these opportunities directly support pastoral leaders, associates and planners, healthcare, educational and welfare professionals, leaders of diocesan agencies, and all who contribute to religious and parish life.
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An evening of theologically informed conversation about Catholic women in leadership across a range of organisations. With alumnae from the first iteration of the Leadership for Mission program in dialogue with other women and men in leadership roles in the Church, we will reflect on how leadership today implies “leading from the front, from the middle and from the back.”
Date: Wednesday 17 March 2021
Time: 5.30pm (6pm start) to 8pm AEST
Venue: ACU Leadership Centre, Level 3, Cathedral House, 229 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane
Cost: Full $80/Concession $55 (includes light meal and drinks)
Online: Free to participate
We partner with individuals and organisations to support reflection upon specific areas of need or opportunity, and deliver accessible, and relevant formational and educational opportunities that address local and national requirements.
Providing theological formation in flexible and creative ways, we approach theology as a collaborative enterprise, co-constructed in partnership with others at work in the world.
As a musician and composer, Dr Maeve Louise Heaney, interweaves the fields of theological aesthetics, spirituality and the arts. Born in Dublin, Ireland, she is a consecrated missionary of a Catholic institute for consecrated life, the Verbum Dei Missionary Fraternity.
Dr Heaney completed her Bachelors in Theology at the Instituto Teológico San Pablo Apóstol in Madrid and her licentiate and doctorate at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. During that time, she taught at both the Gregorian and the Rome base of the Catholic University of Dallas. She was Bannan Fellow 2011–2012 at Santa Clara University, California, teaching at the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley.
Dr Christiaan Jacobs-Vandegeer is the National Head of School (Theology) in the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy and a researcher in the Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry (IRCI) at the Melbourne Campus.
Before joining ACU in 2011, he earned his doctorate in theology from the University of St Michael’s College in Toronto.
He is a chief investigator in the major research program 'Atheism and Christianity: Moving Past Polemic'.
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