Welcome to the Thomas Aquinas Lecture Series sponsored by Albertus Magnus College. This series has been named after St. Thomas Aquinas, a scholar and member of the Dominican order, who left behind knowledge and inquiry.
Since its founding in 1925 by the Dominican Sisters of Peace, the College has cherished its Dominican tradition and Catholic heritage through the pursuit of truth in all its dimensions. The College continues to use this tradition and heritage as a lens to which it "responds to the academic needs and ethical challenges of its students and society." (Statement of Mission, 2003)
The lecture series, brought to you in the spirit of St. Thomas Aquinas, highlights speakers and topics that challenge our quest for the truth today.
This event is made possible through the generosity of the Marie Louise Bianchi '31 Fund.
Saint Albert the Great Lecture
Archbishop Leonard P. Blair
November 12, 2015, at 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., DeDominicis Dining Hall, Hubert Campus Center
“Divine Compassion: A Point of Convergence among Christians, Jews and Buddhists”
St. Thomas Aquinas Lecture
Explore the meanings of mercy, with emphasis on the centrality of the Mercy and Compassion of God, and the feminine embodiments of compassion.
Janet K. Ruffing, R.S.M., Professor in the Practice of Spirituality and Ministerial Leadership at Yale Divinity School
January 27, 2016, at 5:15 p.m.
Behan Community Room of the Hubert Campus Center (snow date: February 24)
“Meister Eckhart: An Active Contemplative for a Busy World”
St. Catherine of Siena Lecture
The Dominican Meister Eckhart has been more and more recognized as an important mystic for our world, offering spiritual wisdom for those desiring to be contemplative in troubled times.
Donald Goergen, O.P., Professor of Systematic Theology at the Aquinas Institute of Theology
April 6, 2016, at 5:15 p.m.
Behan Community Room of the Hubert Campus Center
“The Vision of Pope Francis: A Church More Merciful, Missionary and Welcoming”
Theresa Rickard, O.P., President of RENEW International
“A Teacher and Two Students: Albert, Thomas Aquinas and Meister Eckhart”
Dr. Denys Turner, teacher, scholar and author of "Thomas Aquinas: A Portrait" (2013)
“Religious Iconography through the Lens of the Dominican Charism”
Toni Harris, O.P., former Justice Promoter for the Dominican Order
“How Can We Talk About God Today?”
Timothy Radcliffe, O.P.
“Caught in the Middle — Between Two Friends”
Fr. Brian J. Pierce, O.P.
Province of St. Martin de Porres
Rooted in Love: The Life and Death Story of Sr. Dorothy Stang
“Can You Carry an Elephant?”
Janice McLaughlin, O.P.
President, Maryknoll Sisters
“Choosing Civility and Respect: A Catholic and Dominican Perspective”
David Caron, O.P.
Interim President, Aquinas Institute of Theology
“Reading the Word of God and the Book of Nature”
Mary Catherine Hilkert, O.P.
Professor of Theology, University of Notre Dame
“Albertus Magnus: Expansive Mind, Expansive Heart”
Lisa Zuccarelli, O.P.,
Chair, Department of Biology and Biomedical Sciences and the Department of Chemistry, Salve Regina University