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.

Upcoming Lectures

“Dominic Becomes Us”

St. Albert the Great Lecture

How the Dominican Charism relates to mission.

Sr. Ann Willits, O.P., Preacher, Poet, Writer and Lecturer

November 16, 2016, at 5:15 p.m.
Behan Community Room, Hubert Campus Center

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“The Need for Mercy in Today‚Äôs World: From Aquinas to Bergo”

St. Thomas Aquinas Lecture

How does the practice of mercy offer a solution to the ills of today's world?

Dr. Paul F. Lakeland, Aloysius P. Kelley, S.J., Professor of Catholic Studies, Fairfield University

January 30, 2017, at 5:15 p.m.
Snow Date: February 6, 2017
Behan Community Room, Hubert Campus Center

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“Seeking the Truth that Sets us Free”

St. Catherine of Siena Lecture

Before we can proclaim Truth, we must first seek it

Barbara E. Reid, O.P., Vice President, Academic Dean and Professor of New Testament Studies at Catholic Theological Union

April 3, 2017, at 5:15 p.m.
Behan Community Room, Hubert Campus Center

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Previous Lectures

“Meister Eckhart: An Active Contemplative for a Busy World”

Donald Goergen, O.P., Professor of Systematic Theology at the Aquinas Institute of Theology

“Divine Compassion: A Point of Convergence among Christians, Jews and Buddhists”

Janet K. Ruffing, R.S.M.

“Reflections on St. Albert the Great and St. Thomas Aquinas”

Archbishop Leonard P. Blair

“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)

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“Religious Iconography through the Lens of the Dominican Charism”

Toni Harris, O.P., former Justice Promoter for the Dominican Order

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“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

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“Can You Carry an Elephant?”

Janice McLaughlin, O.P.
President, Maryknoll Sisters

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“Choosing Civility and Respect: A Catholic and Dominican Perspective”

David Caron, O.P.
Interim President, Aquinas Institute of Theology

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“Reading the Word of God and the Book of Nature”

Mary Catherine Hilkert, O.P.
Professor of Theology, University of Notre Dame

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“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

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