Faculty/Student Lunch Seminar Series: Doctores Ecclesiae

The St. Anselm Institute for Catholic Thought initiated this popular Doctors of the Church faculty-student lunch seminar series in 2008 with the goal of providing a friendly intellectual setting for students and faculty from different parts of the University to meet and to discuss the life and works of one of the 37 Doctors of the Church. On occasion, we also take a closer look at a learned Saint or another great teacher who aided the Church in Her thinking. No prior academic experience is required, and first-year students to advanced graduate students regularly participate along with a changing set of University faculty. Space, however, is limited, so advanced reservations by individuals are strongly suggested. Interested undergraduate, graduate, Law, Medical, and Darden School students are invited to attend one (or more) of the scheduled sessions. A set of short readings for each lunch seminar will be posted to serve as a focal point for our discussion. If you haven't yet participated in one of these (free!) faculty/student lunch seminars, please don't be bashful: simply email the Institute at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and reserve a place at the table!

October 20, 2017: Doctor Eximius Francisco Suarez (1548-1617)
Faculty Participants: Jorge Secada (Philosophy), Charles Kromkowski (Politics), David Walsh (Catholic University of America), Anna Stelow (Classics), Jocelyn Moore (Classics), TBA
Common Reading: Copleston, "Francisco Suarez (1) [on Metaphysics] "
Since 2004, St. Thomas Aquinas and Holy Comforter Parishes in Charlottesville have provided assistance for the planning, building and operations of a new St. Michel Catholic school in Saltadère, Haiti. The new school was dedicated in February 2007, but the need for assistance persists as nearly 500 students are now educated, fed and cared for there each day.  Individuals from both parishes as well as students and faculty from the University of Virginia regularly travel to Saltadère and they can speak with great authority about the clear human needs and ongoing good works at St. Michel.  Please do not hesitate to contact Professor Kate Burke or the Haiti Ministry Committee (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you have any questions.

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