Mark P. Shea is a popular Catholic writer and speaker. The author of numerous books, his most recent work is The Work of Mercy (Servant) and The Heart of Catholic Prayer (Our Sunday Visitor). Mark contributes numerous articles to many magazines, including his popular column “Connecting the Dots” for the National Catholic Register. Mark is known nationally for his one minute “Words of Encouragement” on Catholic radio. He also maintains the Catholic and Enjoying It blog. He lives in Washington state with his wife, Janet, and their four sons.
A degree from the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology
Master of Theological Studies (MTS) is a new program at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology (DSPT) in Berkeley designed for working professionals who intend to remain in their current profession and integrate the skills and knowledge acquired at DSPT into their profession. The MTS program at DSPT is unique because it takes seriously the professional experience of its students, and weaves that experience into the ongoing philosophical and theological conversations of our community of scholars. The program is suitable for professionals with a minimum of 2 years of experience in a specialized field such as business, law, health care, education, social work, fine arts, the Church, and other related fields who wish to ask deeper questions about how their professional experience interfaces with the life and mission of the Church. Applications are accepted until February 15, 2011. For more details, go to www.dspt.edu/mts or call 510 883 2073.
I know the President of the DSPT, Fr. Michael Sweeney. He used to be my pastor. One of the best priests I’ve ever known. I love the guy. The closest I will ever get to meeting St. Thomas. All light and no heat in his thinking (though he is a warm and charming man). Mind like a laser.
If you feel the acute lack of an education in the Catholic philosophical and theological tradition, the DSPT is the place for you!