Other Institute Activities
Sunday, October 9, 2017: Latin Mass at Holy Comforter Parish and a (Free!) Lunch Downtown
Saturday, November 10, 2017: Ora et Labora (et Gouda, too!)
40-hour Lenten Retreat
Group I: Flannery O'Connor Short Stories
A bit pressed for time? Then this is your group. We'll will meet two Friday afternoons in April to enjoy several Flannery O'Connor short stories. Not familiar with Ms. O'Connor? Don't worry about it: we promise a wonderful and twisted adventure! Not prone to risk-taking? We'll have the experienced and ethereal Religious Studies professor emeritus Bill Wilson on hand to share his helpful insights into the wonderful world of Flannery. Heck, were so convinced that you'll enjoy this group and Flannery O'Connor that we'll buy The Collected Works of Flannery O'Connor for you!
April 1: "Judgment Day" and "Displaced Person"
UVA Monroe Hall, Room 134, 2:00-3:00pm.
Group II: St. Augustine, City of God
Group III: Laudato Si!
Garden Room Parents/Faculty Lunch
Students, Faculty and Institute Friends:
"Secularlism and Law: What Really Causes Secularization?"
"Fatherhood and Forgiveness: For the Good of Society"
St. Thomas Aquinas Prayer & Study Day
Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 (10am-3pm)
The Second Vatican Council teaches us that the development of Tradition, guided by the Holy Spirit, takes place through the "contemplation and study made by believers" (Dei Verbum). Such "contemplation and study" is characteristic of Dominican spirituality, which the University Parish of St. Thomas Aquinas seeks to prosper through its new Prayer and Study Days. The day consists of the following: Spiritual Conference (10:30 AM), Mass (12:30 PM), Luncheon (1:30 PM), Keynote Lecture (3 PM).
On Saturday, November 23, this St. Thomas Aquinas Parish Prayer and Study Day will honor the exemplary life of St. Martin de Porres by focusing on the topic: "Fatherhood and Forgiveness: For the Good of Society."
Fr. Andrew Hofer, OP will deliver the spiritual conference. He is Master of Students of the Dominicans of the Eastern Province and Assistant Professor of Patristics and Ancient Languages at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception (Washington, DC). He is the author of Christ in the Life and Teaching of Gregory of Nazianzus (Oxford University Press, 2013).
Dr. Paul C. Vitz will deliver the keynote lecture. He is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at New York University and Senionr Scholar/Professor of Psychology at the Institute for Psychological Sciences (Arlington, VA). His many publications include Faith of the Fatherless: The Psychology of Atheism (Ignatius, 1999, 2013), Freud’s Christian Unconscious (1993), and Psychology as Religion: The cult of self worship (2nd ed. 1994).
"Glorious things are spoken of you, O City of God" (Ps 87:3)
Since Pope John Paul II"s 1995 encyclical Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life) taught that societies"ought not go to the extreme of executing the offender except in cases of absolute necessity: in other words, when it would not be possible otherwise to defend society," there's been a healthy discussion on the meaning of these words and the moral status of the death penalty. This St. Anselm Institute Colloquium will continue this discussion with Justice Antonin Scalia by focusing on several interrelated questions:
Students & Faculty (and Friends of the Institute):
Divine Comedy Reading Group!
When?: 2 Fridays per month, 1:30-2:30pm
First Meeting?: Friday, Feb. 1, 2013; but if you can't attend this day, then attend all or some of the other meetings.
Feb. 15: Cantos 4-8 (pp. 70-139)
March 1: Cantos 9-13 (pp. 140-217)
March 22: Cantos 14-18 (pp. 218-287)
April 5: Cantos 19-23 (pp.288-361)
Where?: UVA Central Grounds location (Monroe Hall 116)
What else?: Free copies of the Inferno will be provided. We'll read approximately 20-pages per meeting.
The Second Vatican Council and Communism Symposium
"Catholic Activism Behind the Iron Curtain"
Garrett Hall Commons / UVA
The Catholic Church is often identified by its cautious, tradition-preserving characteristics, but highly sophisticated forms of religious activism--especially by Catholic lay and clerical ctivists--are widely recognized for their central role in resisting and successfully undermining Communist rule in Eastern Europe. How was this activism manifested, and why and in what ways did it succeed? What, more specifically, were the theological responses to Stalinism and to de-Stalinization? What role did religious organizations in the West play in this activism? And how did these various forms of resistance aid the transformation of Catholic-Jewish relations? Four leading historians take up these questions in a series of public lectures and discussions that will occur on-Grounds at UVA on Friday, October 26, 2012. For directions to Garrett Hall, click here.
The St. Anselm Institute is pleased to cosponsor this all-day public symposium with the UVA Center for Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies.
FACULTY & STUDENT INVITATION
Fr. Joseph Barranger, O.P., the St. Anselm Institute, and Catholic Student Ministry invite all active and retired faculty to join all graduating students and their families at the 2015 Baccalaureate Mass on Saturday, May 15 at 7:00pm at St. Thomas University Parish.
2011 Faculty & Friends of the Institute Lenten Retreat
Benedictine Abbey Retreat Center
March 18-20, 2011
Dates: March 27-29, 2009
Location: Mary, Mother of the Church Abbey (Richmond, VA)
Guest Speaker: Robert Louis Wilken
William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of the History of Christianity, Department of Religious Studies, University of Virginia
General Theme of 2009 Retreat: The Love of God and the Spiritual Life
Readings: [TBA, January 2009]