Throughout his four years at St. Thomas, Derrick Diedrich '21 found himself growing in ways he could’ve never predicted before starting college. With experiences in campus ministry, student government and as a Tommie Ambassador, Diedrich has been able to cultivate both his leadership skills and personal goals.
When Russian novelist and philosopher Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn gave his Nobel lecture in 1970, he could have spoken on any topic he wanted. He could have shared his experiences of turmoil and perseverance living as an artist under Soviet censorship, but instead he spoke of the nature of art itself.
In the next step of a deliberative process related to concerning information recently received about Bishop Mathias Loras, the namesake of Loras Hall, a panel answered questions and shared best practices on truth and reconciliation.
As COVID-19 spread throughout Italy, university officials wrestled with the decision of whether to close the Bernardi Campus. St. Thomas was the first program in Rome to close its operations … and just in time. Here’s an oral history of the decisions to close the Rome campus.
In the Spring 2020 issue of Logos, we are pleased to present in our Reconsiderations feature some of the poetry and prose of Gertrud von le Fort (1876-1971), a German Catholic convert author most famous for The Song at the Scaffold, her novel about the Carmelites of Compiegne who were executed during the French Revolution.
The Habiger Institute for Catholic Leadership’s Mission and Culture Apprenticeship in Catholic Schools helped Emma Dingbaum '20 discover that the role of a Catholic educator not only includes teaching, but often development, admissions, athletics and administration.
Seeing a growing need to help the local Archdiocese Latino youth aspire to higher education, in 2018 Father Joseph Williams, vicar for the Archdiocese’s Latino ministries, proposed expanding a partnership between Habiger Institute Latino Scholars and the Church of St. Stephen’s in south Minneapolis to support high schoolers in parishes who hope to pursue a four-year degree at a Catholic university, specifically with St. Thomas Catholic Studies.
After careful deliberation, and out of an abundance of caution, the university has made the difficult decision to cancel the remainder of the Saint John Vianney/Catholic Studies Rome Semester and to close our Bernardi Campus.
Forwarding the gospel through good stewardship – this is Dr. Luca Mongelli’s vision. Mongelli is the founding academic dean and managing director for the Program for Church Management (PCM), launched February 2018 in Rome.
Jon Mentxakatorre Odriozola explores J. R. R. Tolkien’s beliefs about how words hold reality and how the stories and mythologies are true or false not insofar as they refer to modern scientific fact or history, but insofar as they bear witness to the reality that undergirds creation.
Ryan Quinlivan '15 started Scholars of Finance, which helps develop the next generation of highly capable financial executives who will act and lead from a strong grounding in principles and ethics. He was inspired by St. Thomas’ interdisciplinary curriculum, commitment to the common good, and more specifically, a Catholic studies course.