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Press Release: Salesian Center Announces Online Courses
Date: 2/3/2006


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Salesian Center Announces Online Courses

The Salesian Center for Faith and Culture at DeSales University offers on-line courses for individuals interested in Salesian spirituality, those seeking self-improvement and those with a desire for educational enrichment. New courses will being in spring 2006.

Because these courses are virtual, students have access to them from the Internet. Courses are offered in 6- or 8-week sessions. Continuing education units may be available but no academic credit is earned through these courses at the present time. There is a small course fee of $80 to cover administrative costs.

"One tenant of Salesian spirituality is that all people are called to holiness, not just a select few and the means to achieve that holiness must be readily available," said the Reverend Thomas Dailey, OSFS, director of the Salesian Center and professor of theology at DeSales University. "Making the teachings of St. Francis de Sales, his legacy and his life and the virtues of Salesian spirituality available through online education ensures the message of a Christian humanist approach to life is available to the masses."

I have often heard 'live Jesus,' but I understand it much better after taking this course," said Sonia Faletti of Virginia of one of the online courses.

"I have thanked God many times for this opportunity. Each class, in its own way, has answered a question, made clear some misunderstanding, or encouraged me to step forward in my personal spiritual journey," said Julianne Jackson of Alabama.

"A Salesian Civilization of Love," which begins March ­­­2, considers the principles of Salesian spirituality, with emphasis on the virtues, as these are conducive to faith formation for teaching and living the social gospel. This course is taught by the Reverend Alexander Pocetto, OSFS, Senior Salesian Scholar at DeSales University.

"Leadership the Salesian Way," beginning April 17, examines the principles of interpersonal relationships and organizational dynamics, in comparison with contemporary management training programs, so as to develop skills for personal professional growth. This course is taught by Father Dailey.

Established in 2000, the Salesian Center for Faith and Culture's mission is to promote the interaction of faith and culture through academic initiatives that focus on the authentic integration of social concerns and gospel values. The Salesian Center supports intellectual activity in research studies, dialogue events including public forums and lectures and partnership programs. For information about online courses, click on the Salesian Studies Online icon on the Salesian Center for Faith and Culture home page located on the DeSales University home page at www.desales.edu or call 610-282-1100, ext. 1244.


Press Release: Salesian Center Announces Online Courses | Posted on: 2/3/2006

For more info:
Tom McNamara, Executive D
irector of Communications
DeSales University | 2255 Station Avenue | Center Valley, PA 18034

610.282.1100 x1219 | Tom.McNamara@desales.edu

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