Course Description

Human suffering is so profound, touching all people, in varying degrees and forms, including death.  John Paul II himself suffered greatly, and was able to see his pain in light of Christ, crucified.

In these sessions, Dr. Larry Fraher examines the life and writings of Pope St. John Paul II, especially his work Salvifici Dolores, On the Christian Meaning of Human Suffering.

Hours of Instruction:  5

Dr. Larry Fraher

Larry Fraher, Ph.D. has served his entire career in the Diocese of Phoenix at a variety of parish, school, diocesan, and university levels.  He holds both a BA in Theology and a MA in Systematics from St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN, and a Ph.D. in Art and Religion from the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA, where he wrote his dissertation on the imagination as the principal faculty in faith formation.  His current research interests lie in examining the loss of a Catholic and Sacramental sensibility among the faithful and examining paths for recovery.  Dr. Fraher is currently the Director of Faith Formation and Education at Blessed Sacrament Parish, Scottsdale.  He is married to Heather and they have 3 young adult daughters.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    About the Seminar

    • Reflection Questions for Online Courses

  • 2

    Session 1

    • Handout - Session One

    • Video - Session 1

  • 3

    Session 2

    • Handout - Session Two

    • Video - Session 2

  • 4

    Session 3

    • Handout - Session Three

    • Video - Session 3

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