Who is Thomas Aquinas? Find out through Common Text readings

Who is Thomas Aquinas? Find out through Common Text Readings

Who is St. Thomas Aquinas, and why was our university named after him?  If you have time to read two short readings – these are some of the questions that will be answered by participating in this year's Heritage Week common text program.

As part of Heritage Week (March 3-10), students, faculty and staff are invited to read two short readings ahead of time and then to come to a brown bag luncheon discussion during Heritage Week from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 6, in Room 304, third-floor lounge, Murray Herrick Campus Center. Dr. Bernard Brady will facilitate the discussion.

Participants are encouraged to bring a lunch. Coffee, soft drinks and dessert will be provided.

Registration for this event and copies of the readings may be obtained by clicking the link at the bottom of this column and then completing the form or by calling the Office for Mission (962-5200). There is no charge for refreshments or for the readings.

The two articles that comprise this year's common text are: "Thomas Aquinas:  A Doctor for the Ages," an article by Romanus Cessario, and "The Real Life of St. Thomas," Chapter V of St. Thomas Aquinas by G.K. Chesterton.

Learn more about our patron, St. Thomas, one of the most influential thinkers of the past 800 years, and his relevance for today!

Click here to register for the common text readings and discussion.