TWO AWESOME LIFE-AFFIRMING EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES




TWO AWESOME LIFE-AFFIRMING EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES

Build a Culture of Life One Student at a Time
The Culture of Life Studies Program (CLSP) has completely revised its Euthanasia study. Without Mercy: An Introduction to Euthanasia, Assisted Suicide, and Other Threats to the Medically Vulnerable “examines the complex topics of euthanasia and assisted suicide and teaches students the reality behind what the culture of death advocates.” Cutting-edge, eye-opening, and conversation-starting information will help teachers and youth leaders reach young people with morally sound information about crucially important life and death issues.
Check out this exceptional program’s 4-class unit study, the Conversation Starter for youth directors, and other resources here: https://culture-of-life-studies.myshopify.com/collections/life-lens/products/without-mercy-an-introduction-to-euthanasia-assisted-suicide-and-other-threats-to-the-medically-vulnerable
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Gospel of Life School Provides Missionaries for the Dying
By Monica Knudsen
The missionary disciples of the Gospel of Life School (GOLS) are volunteers who live and serve at the Saint James Dwelling in Oklahoma City, the Saint John Paul II Dwelling in Moore, Oklahoma, and the St. Adelaide Dwelling in Grand Prairie, Texas. They assist the residents of the Gospel of Life Dwellings, which help elders who would otherwise be alone. The missionaries accompany them “on their journey toward eternal life.”  
The Gospel of Life Dwellings and the Gospel of Life School were initiated by Sister Maria of the Trinity (Faulkner). Sr. Maria explains: 
There is a restlessness in our modern day; trying to fill oneself with material goods, prestige, exotic experiences or virtual realities. These young people discover a simple life and the beauty that comes with real encounters, real relationships, and real giving of oneself in love for the sake of Christ and his Church. GOLS responds to the call of Archbishop Coakley of Oklahoma City to be disciples, make disciples, and bear fruit for the Kingdom. 
The Gospel of Life School is for those between ages 18 and 30. Six people from across the country responded to the inaugural program.


“It’s been the best decision I’ve made in my entire life,” said Anna, 23. “That call we have to follow Christ wholeheartedly; for everything to be his. Life will never be the same again.” 
Matt, 22, said of his Gospel of Life School experience, “I realized the importance of the salvation of souls. It is amazing and overwhelming to play a part in that.” 
The year included academic classes in Sacred Scripture and the Sacraments through the Blessed Stanley Rother Institute of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City as well as other spiritual formation classes in Franciscan spirituality, intentional discipleship and discernment, Culture of Life studies, Spanish language and Hispanic culture. This first year of the school culminated with a weeklong pilgrimage to Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico and to Santiago Atitlan in Guatemala.
Applicants can choose to serve for an academic school year or a summer. Openings are available for the 2019-2020 academic year and the 2020 summer program.  
Room and board and a small stipend are included. They are asked to raise some funds toward the cost of classes, retreats and pilgrimages. If there are difficulties, prospective candidates can work with Jim Armour, the director of the Gospel of Life School program, to find sponsorships.  
For further information and an application, go online to www.gospeloflifeschool.org or email Jim at jim@gospeloflifedisciples.org
This article was originally published in the Sooner Catholic. Reprinted and edited with the permission of the author.

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