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St. Thomas Aquinas Lecture Series

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.

All St. Thomas Aquinas Lectures will start at 5:15 p.m. in the Devaney Lecture Hall located in Aquinas Hall on the main campus.

This event is made possible through the generosity of the Marie Louise Bianchi '31 Fund.

Upcoming Lectures

“A Teacher and Two Students: Albert, Thomas Aquinas and Meister Eckhart”

St. Thomas Aquinas Lecture

How Aquinas and Eckhart learned the art of teaching others from Albert

Dr. Denys Turner, teacher, scholar and author of "Thomas Aquinas: A Portrait" (2013)

January 26, 2015, at 5:15 p.m.
Behan Community Room, Hubert Campus Center

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“The Vision of Pope Francis: A Church More Merciful, Missionary and Welcoming”

St. Catherine of Siena Lecture

Reflect on how Pope Francis calls us to share the Gospel through word, charitable works and just acts

Theresa Rickard, O.P., President of RENEW International

April 15, 2015, at 5:15 p.m.
Behan Community Room, Hubert Campus Center

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Previous Lectures

“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”

Timothy Radcliffe, 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

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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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