Paradisus Dei - Celebrating the Christian Mystery

Next Session: Nov 10, 2019


Celebrating the Christian Mystery

This eight-week course helps the Missionaries understand that the sacraments are the work of Christ and correspond to the greatest desire of the human heart: attaining intimate union with Christ. Christ sanctifies his Church through the sacraments.

Week 1: Through Him, with Him and in Him All Creation Rightly Gives You Praise

Week 2: Efficacious Signs, The Water of Regeneration

Week 3: Baptism: Priest, Prophet and King. Confirmation: A More Perfect Union

Week 4: Eucharist: Source and Summit; Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity

Week 5: The Eucharist: Sacramentum Caritatis. Penance: Healing the Body

Week 6: Anointing the Sick: To Complete What is Lacking. Holy Orders: In Persona Christi Capitas

Week 7: Holy Orders: In the Name of the Whole Church. Marriage: Established by the Creator

Week 8: Marriage: Perfected by Grace. Sacramentals: Sanctifying the Whole



Dr. Anthony Pagliarini

Dr. Anthony Pagliarini

Dr. Anthony Pagliarini

Anthony Pagliarini grew up in northeastern Pennsylvania (Wilkes-Barre). After earning his BA in theology and philosophy at Notre Dame, he taught high school in a Catholic mission parish in Belize. He then moved to Rome to study theology at the Angelicum and work as a guide in the Vatican Necropolis (the "Scavi"). He spent the following three years in Austria completing masters work at the International Theological Institute. He then returned to Rome for further study at Pontifical Biblical Institute. He married his wife Katie in 2010 and returned to Notre Dame to begin doctoral work in Old Testament. In 2015, after successfully completing 27th grade and writing an entirely-too-long paper, they let him graduate. Anthony and Katie live in South Bend with their four children. They teach in the Department of Theology at Notre Dame, and Anthony is the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies.