Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas

I once heard a homily on the feast of Thomas Aquinas in which the Dominican homilist pointed out that St. Thomas was essentially and fundamentally a holy theologian. He lived out his holiness by doing theology, and he got to heaven, was canonized, and was named the...

Watering the Mountains: The Commentary on the Psalms

It is with great joy that we announce our forthcoming translation of Thomas Aquinas’s Commentary on the Psalms, available for pre-order here, in a new translation by Sr. Albert Marie Surmanski, OP and Sr. Maria Veritas Marks, OP. St. Thomas’s prologue to this work...

The Greatness of St. Albert

Despite being one of only a handful of saints with the title “Great,” St. Albert seems to live in the shadow of his greatest pupil, St. Thomas Aquinas. Any description of the life of this doctor of the Church necessarily focuses on the fact that he was St. Thomas’s...

A New Direction for Spring 2022

A professor from a Great Books program said that when she encounters former students in airports or parking lots, the question they always ask is, “How do I get back there? How do I return to thinking about the important things and asking meaningful questions?” How do...

Ad Fontes: Fall 2021 Classes

Earlier this year I found myself studying Pope Pius XII’s 1950 encyclical, “Humani Generis” (On the Human Race). This dazzling document confronts the errors that the human mind can easily fall into, many rooted in either trusting human reason to pass judgment on...