Discussing St. Thomas Aquinas’ impact on seminary and lay education

St. Thomas Aquinas is known as the “Common Doctor” of the church.

He’s also been viewed by many popes as a central model for education, particularly that of Catholic seminaries. What can St. Thomas teach professors, seminarians and lay students in their spiritual lives?

In the latest Archbishop Ireland Memorial Library Lecture, Rev. Andrew Hofer, O.P., presents St. Thomas Aquinas as a spiritual master for academic life. Through St. Thomas’ patronage, we all can be guided to the Spirit of Truth — even as the Church continues to face the challenges of this modern age.

Watch Hofer’s presentation above, or check it out on YouTube.

Hofer is an Associate Professor of Patristics and Ancient Languages and the Director of the Doctoral Program at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C.

The Ireland Library lecture series showcases the scholarship of faculty and invited guests of the Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity. It is made available via the seminary’s Institute for Catholic Theological Formation.

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