Known as the “Common Doctor” in Paris soon after his death in 1274, St. Thomas has been repeatedly extolled by Popes as our model for education, including seminary education. What can St. Thomas as heavenly patron mean for professors and students in their spiritual lives? This lecture proposes St. Thomas Aquinas as a spiritual master who can guide professors and students in the Spirit of Truth—especially amidst today’s challenges that the Church faces.
Presenter Fr. Andrew Hofer, OP, is an Associate Professor of Patristics and Ancient Languages and the Director of the Doctoral Program at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC.