Augustine Thompson, O.P.
"Dominican Brothers: Conversi, Lay, and Cooperator Friars"
Make plans now to join us and others for an international dinner to honor the travels and the life of the famed 16th-century Jesuit missionary St. Francis Xavier. We'll also screen a short film Xavier narrated by Liam Neeson, but even better one of the film's writers/producers will be present: Religious Studies graduate student Matt Farley!
Missionaries, Founders, Thinkers, and Marian Apparitions
A delicious lunch and a friendly forum to learn and ask questions about the exemplary lives of several holy women we all ought to know more about. At our next lunch, we will discuss St. Kateri Tekakwitha (1656-1680), the first Native American saint, and Blessed Miriam Teresa Demjanovich (1901-1927), a scholarly mystic whose life and writings were and remain deeply inspiring for religious and lay persons, especially her posthumously published book Greater Perfection.
Hosted by Prof. Beth Sutherland:
New Foods/New Friends Student Dinner Club Series
Tapas! and St. Teresa of Avila!!
Friday, March 2: Treatise on Habits, Ia-IIae, qq. 71-89 (on vice and sin)
Friday, April 27: Treatise on Law, Ia-IIae, qq. 90-108 (on law)
Friday, May 4: Treatise on Law, Ia-IIae, qq. 109-114 (on Grace)
Sunday, October 8, 2017: Latin Mass at Holy Comforter Parish and a (Free!) Lunch Downtown
* * Past Field Trips * * *
Did you miss any or all of our fall semester field trips? Please plan on joining us on one of our spring semester field trips.
November 19 (Saturday, 11:30-5:00pm): Shakespeare's King Lear
Faculty/Student Lunch Seminar Series: Doctores Ecclesiae
Claudio Monteverdi: The Man and His Music
(A Special Three Notch'd Road Ensemble Pre-Concert Lecture)
Music lovers and novices, you're invited to hear Fiona Hughes (TNR violinist and Artistic Director) and Peter Walker (TNR bass soloist) speak about the music and achievements of Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643). The expressive power and structure of baroque music owes much to the work of this famous Italian priest-composer from Cremona, whose impact on the subsequent development of both sacred and secular music is unparalleled. This lecture will include a few live demonstrations, so come, listen and enjoy!
If the lecture leaves you wanting more, then on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 7:30pm, at First Presbyterian Church, 500 Park St., Three Notch'd Road will offer a special 450th commemorative "Monteverdi: Venetian Splendor" concert, featuring a larger, mixed consort of instruments and voices, including soprano Teresa Wakim. Tickets available online and at the door: Adults $20; Students are FREE.
UVA Family Weekend Events
Minor Hall Auditorium
Minor Hall Lobby
Before dashing off for dinner, stop by for refreshments and good cheer with UVA Catholic Hoos, University faculty associated with the St. Anselm Institute, and of course our local favorites, the Dominican Friars of St. Thomas University Parish!
The Most Reverend Wilton D. Gregory, S.L.D.
Metropolitan Archbishop of Atlanta
"We are All the Lord's"
Missed the lecture? Watch it here.
ALL are invited to attend this public lecture, which will begin at 6:30pm in Minor Hall Auditorium, and to the post-lecture reception at the nearby Colonnade Club (Pavilion VII).
Catholic University of America
"Who and What is a Person?"
Talk about the inherent dignity and inalienable rights of the human person is as commonplace today as the classic definition of the Trinity as Three-Persons-in-One, but can we explain what we mean when we use the term "person"? Prof. Walsh contends it is a great error of modern philosophy to diminish a "person" to mean only our biological body, our consciousness, our freedom, our autonomy, our identity, or our relation to others. A "person" can never be described fully in these terms for the person extends beyond the material, the limits of what we can think and feel, and even the sum of our past. This never-complete, nearly indefinable quality of each person is not a philosophical dead end or an ineffable theological mystery; rather, it reveals and points us toward a new perspective, one that allows us to glimpse who and what a person truly is: the Apocalypse of History.
All are invited to attend this public lecture.
Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 (5:15pm)
UVA Minor Hall Auditorium
Missed this lecture? Watch it here.
Kate Hennessy will visit the University of Virginia September 14-15 to share her memories and new family biography, Dorothy Day: The World will be Saved by Beauty (2017). Kate is the granddaughter of Dorothy Day (1897-1980), a famous Catholic convert, cofounder of the Catholic Worker Movement and Houses of Hospitality, and a heroic American social activist who tirelessly advocated for peace and the poor among us. All are invited to attend this free public lecture, so bring a friend or attend and introduce yourself to someone new.
UVA Bookstore will offer Kate's family biography of Dorothy Day for purchase in the Lobby of Minor Hall before the lecture, starting at 4:45pm. Kate looks forward to meeting you and will happily sign these or any copies of her book upon request.
2017-2018 Public Lecture Series
Kate Hennessy, "Dorothy Day: The World will be Saved by Beauty," September 14, 2017.
2016-17 Public Lecture Series
Ramon Mujica, "St. Rose of Lima: Icon of the Americas," April 6, 2017
Brad Wilcox (University of Virginia), "Catholic Social Teaching Series: On Happiness and Marriage," March 27, 2017
Jorge Secada (University of Virginia), "Descartes and the Journey of the Mind to God," Feb. 23, 2017
Reinhard Hütter, (Catholic University of America), "The Development of Doctrine and Why it Matters: The Ongoing Relevance of John Henry Newman's Thought," Nov. 5, 2016
Joseph Davis, Nichole Flores and Robert McCarthy (University of Virginia), "Catholic Social Teaching Series: On Laudato Si," Nov. 4, 2016
Charles Kromkowski and Lynn Sanders (University of Virginia), "Catholic Social Teaching Series: On Voting," Oct. 17, 2016
Eamon Duffy, (University of Cambridge), "Recreating Poussin's Seven Sacraments," Oct. 21, 2016
Bernard McGinn, (University of Chicago), “St. Thomas Aquinas's Summa Theologiae,” Sept. 22, 2016