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...

Aquinas and Dante

This summer, the Aquinas Institute will be offering two intensive courses focusing on the contributions of two monumental authors: St. Thomas Aquinas and Dante. In honor of the 700th anniversary of Dante’s death, Dr. Jason Baxter will be leading a multimedia,...

Aquinas on Hope

What is hope? What can we hope for? Can a Christian place his hope in anything other than God? For many years I have felt drawn to learn what St. Thomas has to teach us about hope, but I had never taken the time to study his writings on this topic. Providentially, as...