Monday, May 19, 2014

Ack! Thank you Holy Apostles College and Seminary!!



FREAKING OUT only just a little bit!

Check it out and please pray for me!! After all, it was your interest in this blog that got me into this wonderful mess:






To be in the company of the other amazing recipients is humbling, as is going back to school after 25 years!

I know some of my friends and readers have either already gotten a degree from HACS or are in process, so I invite the rest of you to look into their programs. It's a fully accredited institution that has been around for over 50 years, and now we can access this amazing education and top-notch professors all from home. Join me! I can't figure out if I want my concentration in Moral Theology or Dogmatic Theology… or even Sacred Scripture. Just look at the choices!




Join me, and we can freak out (and study) together!

Special thanks to Dr. Stacy Trasancos, mentor and friend.









24 comments:

  1. Can't think of someone more deserving of this honor. Don't stop at a Masters Degree. I totally think "Dr. Leila" is in your future! :-)

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  2. Congratulations!! How long will it take to complete? Let me re-phrase that: How long does it take a normal person to complete, and how quickly will a dynamo like you complete it, while holding your granddaughter almost non-stop? Start learning to type with one hand, stat! ;-)

    Those are some tough choices. I'd be torn between dogmatic theology and theology & science. Do you have electives? If so, are you allowed to choose electives outside of your concentration? Asking out of curiosity, not out of interest in doing this, so don't get any ideas, Bubble Grandma! My grad degree is in hand already. I'm done.

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  3. Thank you, ladies! I never expected I'd be getting a masters, but always sort of wished to! Didn't think it would be feasible!

    GFNY, sadly, my baby granddaughter will be moving away about a month after she is born, SOB!!! I am sure I will be blogging about that when the time comes! :(

    I will not be completing it anytime soon, ha ha. I am going slow and seeing how I can pace it. I am not sure yet of the answers to your questions about classes, but I am going to find out! :)

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  4. Ooooh! Bioethics! And Theology and Science! Oooooh!!!!

    Congrats on the scholarship!

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  5. #1 Masters in Theology and Science (with an MA thesis on some component of cosmology and the physics of God's design)
    #2 Masters in Dogmatic Theology (with an MA thesis on some component or relationship of grace and the sacraments)
    #3 Masters in Moral Theology (with an MA thesis on some component or relationship of moral virtue within human choice/behavior)

    Congratulations

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  6. This weekend I had the opportunity to sit in on a graduate course at St. Meinrad seminary. It was amazing!! If I had nothing but time and money I would do nothing but take such classes for the rest of my life (like the retired CEO who was going through the program for the second or third time).

    I am hesitant about doing classes on online, because I worry that I would miss out on the wonderful insights that come from interacting with other students with other perspectives and backgrounds.
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    However, I am at a crossroads in my life (a divorce) where I have to figure out a way to be more financially self-sufficient with in the next five years while being the primary care-giver of my five kids (20 months to 11 years).
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    An MA in Theology would probably not be the most practical use of my time even if it would be the most personally rewarding, but this online option might be a nice thing to do for myself a little at a time in addition to more practical career training.
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    It feels almost providential that HACS was brought to my attention right now.

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  7. Congratulations, Leila! I was thinking Dr. Leila sounded good, too. You could have your own Catholic radio advice/atheist converter program! I would love to take all of those courses, just like Barbara would, as long as I didn't have to write any papers.

    Barbara, you'll be in my prayers. I was divorced when my eight kids were ages 15 years to 14 months. Maybe we'll both end up ready for HACS at the same time in the future! I can tell you already know that God has you taken care of.

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  8. OMG! Congratulations!! That is so cool!

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  9. Congratulations! Wow, another case of blogging paying off! Let's see - I would go with a concentration of bioethics if I were in a position to choose. When do you start? Do you have to go to an orientation?

    And please tell the HACS to capitalize the word Hispanic.

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  10. Congrats! It will be fun learning what you are learning if/when some course topics become blog posts...hint hint! :)

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  11. Congrats, Leila! Since I'm a mega-nerd I'd go with either Bioethics or Theology and Science, but you don't strike me as a mega-nerd (and that's good)! Keep us updated!

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  12. Thank you, guys! I start this fall, and I do everything (including orientation?) online. Whee! I have heard from others who have gone through the program and they love it, and love the professors.

    I really am enjoying all your suggestions, and your thoughts about what you would concentrate in! I am excited to let you all in on what I'm learning. I am certain I'll be blogging about it, ha ha.

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  13. How wonderful! Congratulations! You deserve it!

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  14. I would definitely concentrate in Canon Law. I think you should consider it; it seems very much in line with much of what you blog about.

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  15. Leila, don't you think your baby granddaughter will be a little young leaving home at only one month of age? Usually people wait until after high school or college. Super capable and independent baby not even born yet.

    : )

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  16. I'm about to be awarded my MTS from Ave Maria University's Institute for Pastoral Theology, so let me suggest pastoral theology. :)

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  17. Jason, awesome! Tell me what that entails. I need to learn what I'm choosing among!

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  18. Congratulations Leila! What a great reward and beautiful challenge! Just in awe how you manage to do it all in addition to running your wonderful family, blogging and all your other engagements. I would be frightened no end that this would overwhelm me!

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  19. Thank you, Sebastian!! And oh, believe me, I am very frightened!!!

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  20. Congrats Leila! You have an amazing gift to be able to share the truth. Looking forward to reading about what you are studying. I will live vicariously through you!

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