The study of theology can help to gain a deeper understanding of our Christian faith and its place in contemporary society.  Studying theology is not just for priests or religious.  Quite a few places offer courses in theology in and around Dublin.  The Loyola Institute (TCD) offers an MPhil in Christian Theology which aims to help students to gain an in-depth knowledge of core issues in contemporary Christian theology.  The Institute offers shorter courses as well.  Please log on to their website by clicking here: https://www.tcd.ie/loyola-institute/postgraduate/MPhil-in-Christian-Theology.php.

Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth offers a part-time Certificate in Theological Studies which aims to help participants to gain a deeper understanding of their faith and how it might be lived with challenge, openness, and freshness, in contemporary Irish parishes and society.  Please log on to their website by clicking here:- http://maynoothcollege.ie/courses/certificate-in-theology-part-time.