WATCH: Discover the MA Theology course

St Mary's University, Twickenham, invites YOU to study the MA in Applied Catholic Theology at the Gillis Centre Campus in Edinburgh this September.

To tell you all about it we teamed up with St Mary's University to host an online open evening. You can hear about what's involved, how it's taught and the support you'll receive. Watch it below or on YouTube (where video is divided into chapters)

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The MA in Applied Catholic Theology provides a thorough grounding in key aspects of Catholic theology, whilst developing the key skills to apply Catholic theology to the challenges and opportunities of the contemporary world.

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Sister Mary shows academic excellence ahead of 80th birthday

A Carmelite nun approaching her 80th year showed age is no barrier when it comes to lifelong learning.

Sister Mary of the Holy Spirit received her Master's degree in Theology from Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Ireland.

She is based at the Carmelite Monastery in Dysart, near Kirkcaldy in Fife.

The Carmelites tweeted pictures of the graduation ceremony in which over 200 people, mainly lay men and women received academic awards in Theology, Philosophy and Education from the college's chancellor Archbishop Eamon Martin.

He said: "I congratulate all our graduates on today’s achievements and I wish them every blessing for the future – 'May the favour of the Lord be upon us, and give success to the work of our hands'."

A Carmelite spokesperson said: "She will soon be 80 years old but is still as eager as ever to grow in her knowledge and love of God!"

St Patrick's is the National Seminary for Ireland and a Pontifical University, located in the village of Maynooth, around 15 miles from Dublin.