Research Strategies Workshop for Students

Research Strategies Workshop for Students

Research Strategies Workshop for Students

Registrants will receive instructions on their next steps at the end of April and again when the course starts.

Presented by William Badke
William Badke is Associate Librarian for
Information Literacy and Associated Canadian
Theological Schools at Trinity Western
University, Langley, BC, Canada.

Four sessions @ 3PM EST on Thursdays
June 3, 10, 17, 24

The book Research Strategies: Finding Your Way Through the Information Fog, 7th Edition, must be purchased by the student. Click here to order your copy today.

WHAT YOU WILL GAIN FROM THIS WORKSHOP

  • Learn how to locate resources
  • Learn how to evaluate sources
  • Learn about the most relevant databases
  • Learn how to utilize databases more effectively
  • Learn how to present your conclusions

REGISTER FOR EITHER:

  • Personal enrichment
  • A Certification from the Catholic Distance Learning Network–assignments for each of the four modules will be provided

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

​William Badke is Associate Librarian for Information Literacy and Associated Canadian Theological Schools at Trinity Western University, Langley, BC, Canada. He has taught research processes to thousands of students for more than 35 years. His extensive publications show that he does research rather than just teaching it.

Teaching Research Processes Workshop for Faculty

Teaching Research Processes Workshop for Faculty

TEACHING RESEARCH PROCESSES WORKSHOP FOR FACULTY

Registrants will receive instructions on their next steps at the end of April and again when the course starts.

Presented by William Badke
William Badke is Associate Librarian for
Information Literacy and Associated Canadian
Theological Schools at Trinity Western
University, Langley, BC, Canada.

Six sessions @ 3PM – 4PM EST on Mondays
May 17, 24, June 7, 14, 21, 28

Both books will be provided to faculty.

WHAT YOU WILL GAIN FROM THIS WORKSHOP

  • Discover your role in helping your students to become more skillful researchers
  • Learn how to integrate research more effectively into your class structure and assignments
  • Learn more ways to invite students into your own discipline

REGISTER FOR EITHER:

  • Professional enrichment
  • A Certification from the Catholic Distance Learning Network–assignments for each of the six modules will be provided

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

​William Badke is Associate Librarian for Information Literacy and Associated Canadian Theological Schools at Trinity Western University, Langley, BC, Canada. He has taught research processes to thousands of students for more than 35 years. His extensive publications show that he does research rather than just teaching it.

21 Centuries of Church History in 21 Pages by Albert Domm

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21 Centuries of Church History in 21 Pages

by Albert Domm

Focused on our Catholic faith, Albert Domm’s 21 Centuries of Church History in 21 Pages engages the Catholic reader in a concise but rich history of our Church one full century at a time. A narrative flow, this history is more than just a chart of dates and facts but a real story of our Catholic culture.

Paperback: $19.95 | Kindle: $9.99

 

TESTIMONIALS

TBA

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Albert Domm received a BS in chemistry and biology from the University of Alabama in Birmingham and an MD from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. He did a residency in Pathology at Emory University (Atlanta, GA). He is board certified in Pathology and is in private practice. In 2013, he received a Masters of Theology with an emphasis in Church history from Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut. He has taught a number of classes in Church History at a parish level. He is the father of five children and resides in Columbia, Tennessee, which is a little south of Nashville.

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Fr. Jozo Zovko, who was the pastor of St. James when the apparitions began, has spoken about what he calls “the weapon” or “the five stones” of Our Lady. They are PRAYER with the heart, especially the Rosary; EUCHARIST; BIBLE; monthly CONFESSION; and FASTING. “You have forgotten that with prayer and fasting you can stop a war from happening and you can suspend natural law.”
 
Paperback TBA | Kindle $9.99

Medjugorje Message to visionary Marija Pavlovic from the Blessed Mother

March 25, 2021
 
Dear children! Also today I am with you to tell you: Little children, who prays, does not fear the future and does not lose hope. You are chosen to carry joy and peace because you are mine. I have come here with the name ‘Queen of Peace’ because the devil wants peacelessness and war, he wants to fill your heart with fear of the future – but the future is God’s. That is why, be humble and pray, and surrender everything into the hands of the Most High Who created you. Thank you for having responded to my call.

TESTIMONIALS

“This is an excellent book of a life transformed by a simple message from Our Lady.  I was inspired by Penny’s courage to travel to an unknown country; the adventure captivated me, but what kept me reading was how that one trip kept bearing fruit in so many unexpected ways!” — Marie Baker- Harrogate, N. Yorkshire, UK

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Penny Abbruzzese has a strong devotion to Our Blessed Mother and is a religious pilgrims’ coordinator, who made her first pilgrimage to Medjugorje in Bosnia-Herzegovina in March 1984.  Since then, Penny has been to Medjugorje more than 100 times with groups from near and far. In the 37 years since her first pilgrimage, Penny has led tours to holy places such as Fatima, Lourdes, Garabandal and Santiago de Compostela. She has visited shrines in France, Italy, Bavaria, Mexico, Turkey, Greece, Poland, Prague, Vienna and Israel’s Christian holy places.

Working alongside the New York City Croatian Church which is a sister parish to St. James in Medjugorje, Penny sponsored several visionaries and well-known priests from Medjugorje to speak in New York.   As one of the founding officers of a non-profit organization, Our Lady Queen of Peace Prayer Group, Penny published a newsletter, Mary’s Mantle, for 25 years with a readership of over 5,000 subscribers. Mary’s Mantle expounded on Our Lady’s messages, featuring prominent articles about healing – both physical and spiritual – and beautiful testimonies of conversion through Our Lady’s reported apparitions.

Several prayer groups were started by Penny and (always) a priest, along with a small group of friends who had experienced Medjugorje together. Four prayer groups met monthly, meeting from 1986 until 2013 praying for vocations, families, world peace and for an end to abortion of First Friday until March 2020, when the risk of COVID19 discontinued this devotion.

Penny was a guest of Monsignor Tom Hartman’s Rockville Centre Diocese’s Network, Telecare, back in 1987 and the 1990’s sharing about her experience in bringing internationally known close friend and prayer partner, Detective Steven McDonald, to Medjugorje.  Steven became a quadriplegic after being shot in NY’s Central Park back in 1986.

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Z Ciemności…

Mary Kloska (tłumaczenie: Agata Wesołowska)

Ta książka to kolekcja skarbów, których Pan Jezus zechciał udzielić sercu autorki ‒ Mary Kloska. Dzieląc swoje refleksje z czytelnikiem, pragnie ona jak najlepiej zaświadczyć o wielkiej mocy, jaką zawiera w sobie Krzyż Chrystusa. Choć, jak sama przyznaje, drży na myśl o tym, że oto jej własne życie duchowe ujawnia się przed światem, to pamięta także, że jej Oblubieniec został ukrzyżowany nagi ‒ ofiarując ludziom samego siebie. Dzięki temu my możemy wyciągnąć ręce ku Zbawicielowi i dotknąć Jego nagich ran, aby poznać niezgłębioną otchłań Bożej Miłości, która jest w nich ukryta. Autorka decyduje się więc pozostać „naga” duchowo razem z Panem, abyśmy mogli otrzymać Jego Miłość ‒ w taki właśnie intymny sposób. Ponieważ Jezus daje wielkie dary do podziału z całym swoim Kościołem, Mary pragnie modlić się, aby to, kim ona jest, nie odwróciło uwagi od tego, kim jest On. Chrystus sam chce nas doprowadzić do swej tajemnicy. Autorka niniejszej książki odsłania się jako mała żona ukrzyżowana wraz z Panem na Krzyżu. Zgodnie z tym, co powiedział święty Paweł, pragnie ona żyć tak, aby móc przyznać, że „już nie ja żyję, ale Chrystus (Ukrzyżowany) żyje we mnie”. Mary modli się, abyśmy mogli Go spotkać na kartach tej książki. Amen. Alleluja. Fiat.

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Serce Fiat Ukrzyżowanej Miłości

 

Świadectwa

„Nagość fizyczna i duchowa to głęboka rzeczywistość obecna w słowach Mary Kloska. Jezus jest całkowicie obnażony wobec zła minionych pokoleń oraz wobec tych, które jeszcze się nie narodziły. Ta książka zawiera wezwanie i zaproszenie do ujawnienia naszej duchowej nagości oraz do trwania razem z Chrystusem w Jego podróży do celu, jakim jest wola Ojca. To prawda, że z grobu ostatecznie wyjdzie światło, ale najpierw musimy wejść w ciemność.”

Diakon Tom Fox, katolicki „podcaster” i prowadzący w katolickim radiu

„Mary Kloska namalowała jeszcze jedną cudowną ikonę, będącą swoistym „tytułem” tej książki. W jej wstępie znajdziemy dokładne objaśnienie tego obrazu, który przedstawia miłość Chrystusa jako łagodną, pokorną i silną. Mimo, iż Jezus jest ukrzyżowany i cały we krwi, Mary udowadnia nam, że Zbawiciel panuje nad sytuacją. Spogląda przed siebie. Wydaje się, że patrzy bezpośrednio w oczy każdej osoby, która żyła w przeszłości, żyje obecnie lub dopiero się narodzi. Patrzy w oczy dzieci abortowanych i poronionych. Zna ich potrzebę zbawienia i poświęca samego siebie. Na tej ikonie moc Zbawiciela jest nawet bardziej widoczna (w spojrzeniu i akcie ofiarowania się) niż Jego ukrzyżowana słabość. Niezwykła głębia przenika strony książki i angażuje czytelnika, zapraszając go do kontemplacji, a zniechęcając do pośpiechu w czytaniu. Każde zdanie woła o uwagę, a każdy przywołany obraz ‒ o refleksję. Kolejne rozdziały opierają się na poprzednich w sposób, który jest celowy i przemyślany, mający na celu doprowadzenie czytelnika do duchowego poznania.”

Dr Cynthia Toolin-Wilson, prowadząca audycję „Author to Author”” w radiu WCAT

„Ten rękopis dotknął głęboko moje życie duchowe… a człowiekowi 82-letniemu bardzo trudno jest nauczyć się czegoś nowego… To naprawdę przemieniło moją duchowość.”

Ronda Chervin, autorka książki „Always a New Beginning: A Conversation Between Broken Catholic Spiritual Warriors”

„Kiedy święty Paweł udał się do Koryntu i rozpoczął tam głoszenie Dobrej Nowiny, oznajmił swoim słuchaczom, że nie przybył, aby dzielić się mądrością tego świata czy wzniosłą retoryką, lecz jedynie prostą, ewangeliczną prawdą o Jezusie Chrystusie, i to… „ukrzyżowanym” (1 Kor 2, 1-2). W swojej nowej książce „Z ciemności” autorka, artystka i muzyk ‒ Mary Kloska ‒ podąża tą samą doniosłą drogą. Niestety, z powodu hedonistycznego środowiska kulturowego, które dominuje w naszym społeczeństwie, kroczenie za Jezusem Ukrzyżowanym jest wędrówką raczej samotną. Nawet w tych nielicznych miejscach, gdzie chrześcijaństwo jest nadal praktykowane, nacisk na krzyż jest zauważalnie zmniejszony, jeśli nie wręcz nieobecny (a zastąpiony tzw. „ewangelią dobrobytu”). Zatem, trudno wyobrazić sobie bardziej aktualny traktat duchowy niż ten. Autorka zabiera czytelnika w głąb piękna, tajemnicy, mądrości i mocy Jezusa ukrzyżowanego poprzez duchowe spostrzeżenia i obserwacje, które są świeże, inspirujące i cudownie ożywiające dla ducha. Jak deszcz na pustyni, książka ta wkracza w „duchową pustkę” naszych czasów i, co za tym idzie, niewątpliwie stanie się ważną lekturą wielkopostną, a także punktem odniesienia dla Nowej Ewangelizacji.”

Lawrence Edward Tucker, SOLT, autor „The Prayer of Jesus Crucified: A Simple Way to Go Further in Prayer”; „Adventures in The Father’s Joy! Mission Stories for the New Evangelization”; „To Whom The Heart Decided To Love”; „The Redemption Of San Isidro: a Tale of Mercy and Love”

„Ta książka jest darem dla każdego, kto będzie ją czytał, ponieważ pokazuje nam, jak ‒ według słów Jezusa skierowanych do Mary ‒ «możemy stać się do głębi jednością» z Nim na Krzyżu.”

Patrizia Pasquini, ASC, siostra ze Zgromadzenia Najdroższej Krwi Chrystusa

O Autorce

Mary Kloska pochodzi z Elkhart, w stanie Indiana. Wychowała się w polskiej rodzinie wielodzietnej (dwanaścioro rodzeństwa), do której należało także wiele przybranych dzieci, jak również inne osoby potrzebujące, które pojawiały się w rodzinie na jakiś czas. Obecnie Mary ma ponad 70 siostrzeńców/siostrzenic. Autorka książki prowadzi bardzo wyjątkowe życie. Po ukończeniu studiów w Notre Dame w 1999 r., przez niemal 20 lat służyła na misjach w wielu miejscach na świecie (na Syberii, Filipinach, w Ziemi Świętej, Nigerii, Tanzanii, Republice Południowej Afryki, Meksyku i w licznych krajach europejskich). Chociaż Mary wiele czasu spędziła na milczeniu i modlitwie, to ‒ jak na ironię ‒ uwielbia dzieci oraz wykazuje dużo twórczej i radosnej inicjatywy, gdy chodzi o służbę zarówno młodszym, jak i starszym. W swoim dorobku ma wiele lat spędzonych na misjach, gdzie zajmowała się rozmaitymi posługami: prowadziła rekolekcje i proste katechezy, animowała grupy modlitewne, udzielała kierownictwa duchowego, pomagała w modlitwach o uwolnienie, jak również zmieniała pieluchy, karmiła dzieci i myła podłogi. Po intensywnych okresach pracy misyjnej, Mary udawała się na miejsca odosobnienia jako pustelniczka (m.in. przez trzy lata funkcjonowała jako oficjalna pustelnica diecezjalna, składająca śluby na ręce biskupa). Ostatnie kilka lat spędziła jako pełnoetatowa niania dla trojaczków, bliźniaków i dzieci w rodzinach wielodzietnych.

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