Unprecedented & Essential
Priests, Poets & Philosophers provides an academic and Renaissance convivio where the perennial wisdom of the Catholic intellectual tradition challenges and entices the mind and soul.
Priests, Poets & Philosophers is both a club and a course; lectures and discussions appeal to all levels of intellectual interest and are open to priests, seminarians, students, teachers and parishioners alike. Priests, Poets & Philosophers touches upon the most noteworthy and often forgotten contributions of Catholic intellectuals, cutting across the tradition in literature, poetry, politics, mysticism, theology and philosophy.
The Centrality of Seminarian Participation: Credit, Conferences & Article Preparation
Credit, Conferences & Article Preparation
The seminarian's ability to express the unity of the Catholic vision is critical to overcoming the disjointedness of secularism and bringing forth the inherent wisdom of the Catholic Church. An alternate, more relaxed – though no less scholarly – avenue to discuss philosophy and theological themes is an invaluable aid in unifying the intellectual vision of Catholicism.
Priests, Poets & Philosophers offers this alternative approach to learning, incorporating roundtable discussions among faculty, seminarians and invited lecturers while maintaining an in-class setting. Akin to an investment, the payoff is not immediate; it takes one year to earn 3 class credits. Thus the process of learning through this means is developed patiently as a complement to the years of maturity and formation.
Priests, Poets & Philosophers will work with seminarians to prepare papers for such conferences as the American Catholic Philosophical Association, the American Maritain Society, and the Chesterton Society, and will sponsor and fund selected seminarians to present their insights.
Priests, Poets & Philosophers
All events take place at 7:00 p.m. in the Jessing Center unless otherwise noted.
The Importance of Poetry in Reference to T.S. Eliot
Most Reverend Frederick F. Campbell, DD, PhD
Thursday, September 20, 2012
On the Cure d'Ars Today: Remarks on Saint John Vianney
Rev. George William Rutler, STD
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The Way to Christian Philosophy:
Explorations of Faith and Reason in Pavel Florensky, Edith Stein, and Jean Luc Marion.
Mr. Christopher Hallada, Seminarian
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Recital on the Wacek Family Memorial Organ
Jason J. Keefer, DMA
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Saint Turibius Chapel
“Do not be overcome with evil; overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:12
Ms. Rachel Muha
Friday, February 22, 2013
An Interpretation of Saint Augustine’s Confessions
Herbert E. Hartmann, PhD
Friday, March 15, 2013