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Loyola University New Orleans Institute for Ministry offers adolescent spirituality course June 10–12

Loyola press release - May 9, 2002

(New Orleans)—The Loyola University Institute for Ministry (LIM) will present a course titled “Adolescent Spirituality and Methods of Faith Development” from June 10 to12, 2002. The lectures will take place at Ursuline Academy, 2635 State St., in New Orleans, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day.

The course will examine the current phenomenon and characteristics of adolescent spirituality. The typical stages of religious development during adolescent years and a study of a wide variety of practical methods to enhance and encourage the faith-development of youth will be included.

The presenter of the course is Mike Carotta, Ed.D., author of a religious education program for junior high school students and one of the principal authors of a program for high school students. He spent four years as the director of religious education at Fr. Flanagan’s in Omaha. Carotta taught in Catholic high schools for 11 years and served as diocesan director of adolescent catechesis for the Archdioceses of Indianapolis and Louisville. Sometimes We Dance, Sometimes We Wrestle: Embracing the Spirituality of Adolescents, based on Carotta’s doctoral research, has recently been updated and published in book form.

Non-credit/workshop participants are free. Three continuing education credits (CEU) are available for $315 and for graduate credit at $594. Follow-up class sessions will be held to complete this course on Friday, October 25, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., and on Saturday, October 26, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Graduate credit and CEU students must attend these October sessions in order to receive three credits for this course.

This course is partially funded by a grant from the Institute for the Study of Catholic Culture and Tradition and is presented in cooperation with the Office of Religious Education and the CYO – Youth Office of the Archdiocese of New Orleans. For additional details, see http://www.loyno.edu/lim/oncampus/.