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Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology

Giulia Arcuri

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Giulia Arcuri

MA Theology, May 2020

Giulia, your diligence brought you to a level of mastery of the Church’s understanding of evangelization and catechesis through mystagogy that allowed you to go beyond the texts and find creative applications to the contemporary needs of our Church. May these efforts bear fruit in your life and in the lives of those who will come to know you both personally and professionally. - Fr. Chris 

Thesis Coordinator: Christopher Renz, OP, Professor of Liturgy & Science and Theology 

Thesis Title: Mystagogical Catechesis: Elements of Effective Mystagogy for RCIA 

Thesis Description: My thesis is about the history of Mystagogical Catechesis in the West and methods of improvement in the 21st century. Primarily, it looks at how vibrant parish communities, well-celebrated liturgies, and properly formed catechists should be developed in parishes because these elements appear to positively correlate with efficacious mystagogy within RCIA. 

What are your plans after DSPT?  I will be working as a member of the Development team of the Western Dominican Province as a gift giving officer. 

What do you appreciate about DSPT?  I appreciate the friendships that I have made while studying at DSPT. They will last for the rest of my life. 

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