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The Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology

As a lay Catholic Institute in the heart of Cambridge and part of the Cambridge Theological Federation, we resource lay people theologically both within and outside of the Catholic tradition. We provide specialist theological education and open learning opportunities for both individuals and groups.

We offer courses, study days, workshops, seminars and conferences that promote the study of theology, ethics, philosophy, pastoral practice, spirituality and theological reflection in dynamic ways that seek to meet and address twenty-first century global needs. In line with our foundational principles, we continue to promote the resourcing of women through a community life that is open to all. Through our teaching and learning we facilitate exchange with art, culture and social justice initiatives. We resource schools, parishes, hospitals, prisons and other institutions with expertise, training and pastoral support. Our theology engages with different professional and community-based (service) needs and perspectives. This is enriched and enabled by an interdisciplinary approach that is at the heart of our educational work. Many of our students gain qualifications from the University of Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin University (DTM, BA, MA, MPhil, PhD, DProf).


Study Day: Spirituality of the Psalms

The Spirituality of the Psalms will explore ways in which communities of faith throughout biblical and contemporary history have been formed by the messages of and emotions in the Psalms. We will examine the Psalms as story, dialogue, challenge and comfort while learning how our persistent encounters with them spiritually shapes us.

Course leader: Dr Melanie Prejean-Sullivan

Date: 24 April  2021 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM London time including time for a coffee break.

Cost:  £45 Early Bird £40 or CTF CU or ARU student £20

To sign up, email mbitadm@hermes.cam.ac.uk

Upcoming Events

Pastoral Placement

April 21 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Study Day: The Spirituality of the Psalms

April 24 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Pastoral Placement

April 28 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Pastoral Placement

May 5 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm



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