"Faith, Hope and Love" Three Popes – Three Encyclicals

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201502 AnimaEducation 300

Monday nights: February 16 – March 30
(excluding Labour Day Public Holiday, March 9)

“So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”
 (St Paul, 1 Corinthians 13:13)

When Saint John Paul II died in 2005, he left behind a half finished Encyclical on the virtue of Charity. When he became Pope, Benedict XVI picked this up and completed it, and it became Deus Caritas Est. Then, in 2007, Benedict issued the Encyclical Spe Salvi on the virtue of Hope. Finally, at the time of his resignation, he himself left the manuscript of an Encyclical on the virtue of Faith for his own successor to complete. Pope Francis issued it in 2013 as Lumen Fidei, the first Encyclical of his Pontificate.

In this reading course, we will investigate the themes and messages that run through each of the three encyclicals in order to deepen our understanding of the three theological virtues: faith, hope and love.


12 hours (6 x 2 hour) interactive sessions

When: Monday nights:
February 16 – March 30 (excluding Labour Day Public Holiday, March 9)
Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Venue: Mary Glowrey House, 132 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy, Victoria (opposite Carlton Gardens)
Cost: $15 per night ($90 for the whole course)
Lecturer: David Schütz BTh BA GradDip Min
Enrol/enquiries: 0400 978 938 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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“David is a gifted teacher who brings to each session, a deep appreciation of the scriptures and the Catholic faith which is genuinely infectious.”
Tom Fahy 



Anima Education is a joint project of the Anima Women's Network
and the Catholic Women's League of Victoria and Wagga Wagga.
All are most welcome!

David Schütz

David Schütz is the Executive Officer for the Ecumenical and Interfaith Commission of the Archdiocese and an Adult Education Officer for Anima Education. Following the completion of ten years of study in theology and humanities, he served as a parish pastor of the Lutheran Church of Australia (LCA) for 9 years. After entering the Catholic Church in 2001 he served for three years as Music Director for Our Lady’s parish and school in Ringwood, and is still active as a cantor in his parish and at St Patrick's Cathedral. David is married to Cathy with two daughters, Maddy and Mia.
David’s formal qualifications include a Bachelor of Theology (Luther Seminary, North Adelaide), a Graduate Diploma in Ministry (Luther Seminary, North Adelaide), a Bachelor of Arts (University of Adelaide) and a Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Management (University of South Australia).