Final Friday Film Night of the Year:
THE STONE CARVERS
1984 Academy Award Best Documentary Short Subject
6:00pm Lenten Soup Supper*
6:30pm Film and Discussion Begins
All are welcome so bring a friend.
401 Alderman Rd-St. Thomas Aquinas Hall
This film records the moving personal accounts of the Italian-American stone carvers who crafted the wonderful stone sculptures that adorn the Washington Cathedral, one of the last neo-Gothic cathedrals built in the United States. To aid our discussion of the film, Paul Wagner (writer, director, and producer of the film), Lisa Reilly (UVA Architecture professor), and Fr. Giles Dimock, O.P. will be present.
* Dinner: Courtesy of the generosity of the Knights of Columbus.
Free Admission and Free Parking!
Veronica Mary Rolf
"Julian's Gospel: Illuminating the Life & Revelations of Julian of Norwich"
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 (12:00pm) Harrison Institute, University of Virginia
Students, Faculty and Friends of the Institute:
Divine Comedy Reading Group!
* Feb. 7: Cantos 1-5;
** Feb. 21: Cantos 6-12,
*** March 21: Cantos 13-23;
**** April 11: Cantos 24-33
Where?: Monroe Hall, Rm 124
This mesmerizing film of the 30,000 years old paintings discovered in the Chauvet caves in the south of France offers a truly unique moment to see and reflect upon the ancient yet mystical beauty of the human spirit. Prof. John Dobbins (Art and Archaelogy) will join Fr. Bruno Shah, O.P. and others for a lively discussion afterwards. All are welcomed and encouraged to attend. Bring a friend or two: parking and admission are free!
Where & When
St. Thomas Aquinas hall, 401 Alderman Rd.
Charlottesville, VA 22903
February 28, 2014 (6:30pm)
Senior Research Professor, Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology
"Economics and Christian Desire:
Milton Friedman, St. Augustine, and the Local Development of a Global Moral Economy"
UVA / Minor Hall Auditorium
Where & When
Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 (10am-3pm)
"Fatherhood and Forgiveness: For the Good of Society"
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).
Fr. David Link
"Mercy, Justice, and the Imprisoned:
Serving the Least, the Last, the Lost, and the Lonely"
Minor Hall Auditorium / UVA
Video recording now available
For most, volunteer opportunities abound for performing each of these charitable works of mercy, save one: visiting the imprisoned. Whereas both justice and prudence require some formal separation of those legally convicted of crimes, especially violent injustices against others, the Catholic tradition has consistently taught that however corrupt and broken the sacred vessel these individuals remain our neighbors with their own acute set of spiritual and bodily needs. For as St. Augustine wisely counseled:
Crimes and Misdemeanors
Minor Hall Auditorium, 7:30pm
Looking for an alternative? The St. Anselm Institute Friday Night Film Series is back. We'll screen and open a discussion of Woody Allen's classic Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989), a thought-filled, dark-edged morality comedy about the shallows and depths of the human soul. FREE ADMISSION, so invite a friend or two.
"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: