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.
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 teacher—sometimes as though it was his greatest achievement. Yet perhaps this does give us the key to St. Albert’s greatness.
How do I get back there? How do I return to thinking about the important things and asking meaningful questions? How do we keep our lives trained on the True, the Good, and the Beautiful once we leave school? And what about those of us who never had the chance to explore what really matters while we were in school?
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...
This summer, the Aquinas Institute will be offering two intensive courses focusing on the contributions of two monumental authors: St. Thomas Aquinas and Dante. The Aquinas Institute’s two summer courses can almost be seen to be emblematic of the relationship of the liberal arts to theology. Dante employs the vast riches of human arts and humanities to initiate the training of the senses and imagination that will prepare the mind to seek first the kingdom. St. Thomas holds the First Mover and the end of existence in a fixed gaze, focusing on what precedes the created world and will remain after symbols have fallen away.
The way Thomas Aquinas interprets the dilemma of St. Joseph says a lot about our current age. While we focus on avoiding evil, Thomas focused on the holiness of God. Read the post for a special announcement about the works of St. Augustine!
What is hope? What can we hope for? Can a Christian place his hope in anything other than God? In our own striving for the one arduous and difficult good that is the purpose of human life, it is not only St. Thomas’s luminous teaching that can help us, but his even more luminous example.
The Aquinas Institute’s new online video discussion courses allow you – no matter where you work, what you do, or how old you are – to read, understand, and discuss the answers that lie in the greatest books of all time.
Under the patronage of our Lady on this feast of her Assumption into Heaven, The Aquinas Institute is pleased to announce a new online masters in theology program. The aim of the Graduate Theology Curriculum is simple: to impart the fundamental principles of theology....
The Aquinas Institute is pleased to announce the publication of St. Thomas’s commentary on Aristotle’s Metaphysics in a new Latin-English edition, with the text of Aristotle in Latin, Greek, and English. Volume I and Volume II can be purchased through the St. Paul...