The St. Lawrence Institute for Faith and Culture offers a number of seminars in theology as well as other areas of Catholic thought. In addition, the School of Faith provides catechetical seminars and Scripture studies for those looking to understand the fundamentals of the Catholic faith. Undergraduates of any faith are invited to come learn the riches of the Church's thought.
AQUINAS AND MODERN PHILOSOPHY
Thursdays @ 6pm | St. Lawrence Living Room with Dr. Luke Murray
Come for a meal and drink on Thursday nights and explore the fundamental philosophy that underlines much of modern thought on campus and in the modern world. Dr. Murray will guide you with the eye of St. Thomas Aquinas at what is good, bad, and odd about the way we think today. If you ever felt lost reconciling your faith to the modern world, this is the seminar for you!
The Reformation & Secular Society
WEDNESDAYS @ 4pm | St. Lawrence Rectory with Murray, Callahan, & Fr. Mitchel
In light of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation this year, this graduate seminar will read Bradley Gregory’s monumental work The Unintended Reformation: How a Religious Revolution Secularized Society. Dr. Gregory, a noted historian from Notre Dame, examines all sides and aspects of the Reformation showing how it unintentionally led to the secularization of Western culture. The goal of the seminar is to come to a deeper understanding of what actually took place in the 16th century and learn how it continues to shape the secular world in which we live in today. We will be meeting at 4pm on Wednesdays and the book will be given to each student who participates, free of charge. The only requirement for the seminar will be to read 1-2 hours of reading per week and to discuss the book in an open and friendly way.
School of Faith Catechetical seminars
Catechism i: creed
Sundays @ 6:45pm with Chad Pirotte
Catechism iII: morality & Virtue
Sundays @ 6:45pm with Mike Scherschligt