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D.Min. Dissertation Defense of MICHELLE A. VINCOY (Philippines) on 9 May 2024

Apr 25, 2024

The Theology and Ministry Program of the School of Humanities invites you to the oral defense of the D.Min. Dissertation entitled “FORMING MISSIONARY DISCIPLES AMONG THE PDL VOLUNTEERS THROUGH CATECHETICAL PROGRAM BASED ON THE TEACHINGS OF POPE FRANCIS ON ACCOMPANIMENT, INCLUSIVITY, AND DIALOGUE (AID)” by MICHELLE A. VINCOY on 9 May 2024, Thursday, 10:00 a.m. at the Tipanan ni San Ignacio, DLC 201, 2/F Dela Costa Bldg., Loyola School of Theology. The Board of Examiners is composed of Fr. Renato de Guzman, S.D.B., S.T.D. (Second Reader/Principal Examiner), Fr. Emmanuel Marfori, S.Th.D., Emmanuel de Guzman, Ph.D., and Fr. Hartono Budi, S.J., Th.D. The D.Min. Dissertation Adviser is Fr. Jojo Fung, S.J., Ph.D. The defense is being held in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Doctor of Ministry with Religious Education as the field of specialization. It is open to the public.

Abstract: In the midst of the current contentious atmosphere within Philippine prison camps, the potential of prison facilities to contextualize Pope Francis’s call for missionary discipleship becomes evident. Recognizing a prison facility as a community of people and believers underscores the necessity of prioritizing a context-based and transformative formation program to imbue the prison community with Christian values.

This dissertation delves into the catechetical program provided for the person deprived of liberty (PDL) volunteers at the National Bilibid Prisons (NBP). Through the utilization of the kerygmatic mystagogical-synodality framework and themes of accompaniment, inclusivity, and dialogue (AID) from Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium, the study proposes adult catechetical modules tailored specifically for PDL volunteers within the national penitentiary.

The objective of this research is to facilitate a holistic and transformative encounter with Christ through adult catechesis for PDLs in the NBP. By integrating contextualized content, Pope Francis’ teachings, and a kerygmatic-mystagogical-synodality framework, the adult catechetical modules aim to inspire conversion, deepen spiritual growth, and empower PDLs to live out their faith authentically and meaningfully, including becoming missionary disciples within the prison setting.

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