Catholic and Dominican Institute

CDI Programs and Events

CDI Events

Spring 2018 Events

St. Thomas Fest Cocktail Reception
January 25, 2018

"Is a Manuscript a Mirror? What Can Religious Studies Learn from Art?"
February 21, 2018, 7 pm, DC 218
A lecture by Dr. Marc Epstein

“Macbeth and the Conspiracy for Life”
March 6, 2018, 7 pm, DC 218
A lecture by Br. Jordan Zajac, OP

“Defending Adam After Darwin”
March 19, 2018, 7 pm, DC 218
A lecture by Fr. Nicanor Austriaco, OP

“Sonification: On the Ethical Significance of Music”
April 12, 2018, 7 pm, DC 218
A lecture by Dr. Licia Carlson

Siena Fest Dessert Reception
April 26, 2018, 1-3 pm, MST Atrium

8th Annual Philosophy Workshop: “Aquinas on Divine Attributes”
June 14-17, 2018



Past Events


Founders Day Reception
October 5, 2017

The Civil War Experiences of the Oblate Sisters of Providence
October 5, 2017
Presented by Diane Batts Morrow, PhD

Fanjeaux Information Session
October 10, 2017

Film Screening: “How to Defuse a Bomb; The Project Children Story”
October 15, 2017

The St. John’s Bible: Jews, Christians, and Why Art Matters
October 19, 2017
A lecture by Dr. Marc Michael Epstein

7th Annual Philosophy Workshop: "Aquinas on Metaphysics"
June 29-July 2, 2017

Siena Fest Dessert Reception
April 26, 2017

17th Annual Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony
April 23, 2017

"The Catholic Social Justice Teaching Made Real and Active in our Time"
April 11, 2017
A lecture by Sr. Bette Ann Jaster, OP

"Not God's Type: From Atheism to Catholicism"
April 4, 2017
A lecture by Holly Ordway

Seder Meal
March 30, 2017
Led by Rabbi Dan Polish

"Rhineland Mystics"
March 20, 2017
A lecture by Sr. Valerie DaSilva, OP

"Dominicans in the New World"
March 8, 2017
A lecture by Fr. David Orique, OP

"My So-Called Enemy"
February 27, 2017
A film by Lisa Gossels

"The Book of Psalms: A Gift in Times of Need"
February 21, 2017
A lecture by Rabbi Dan Polish

"The Philosophy of Nature and Contemporary Science: Why Thomas Aquinas Remains Relevant"
February 2, 2017
A lecture by Dr. Bill Carroll

St. Thomas Fest Cocktail Reception
February 2, 2017
A special event for Mount faculty and staff

From Enemies to Allies: How Nostra Aetate Changed Christian-Jewish Relations, Rabbi Korn
November 3, 2016

Spirituality & Physical Fitness, Jared Zimmerer
October 26, 2016

Hounds of the Lord, Dr. Kevin Vost
October 6, 2016

A Christian Theology of Work, Dr. Julie Burkey
September 29, 2016

Sixth Annual Philosophy Workshop: Aquinas on Politics
June 1-5, 2016

The Search for God and Guinness
March 15, 2016
A lecture by Stephen Mansfield

The Artist as Preacher: Illumination in The Saint John's Bible
February 18, 2016
A lecture by Fr. Eric Hollas, OSB

St. Thomas Fest
February 2, 2016
A special event for faculty and staff

On the Relationship Between Faith and Science
November 16, 2015
A lecture by Br. Thomas Davenport, OP

Laudato Si: Theology, Natural Law, and the Environment
November 12, 2015
A lecture by Fr. Thomas Petri, OP

Fanjeaux Info Session
October 13, 2015

Spirit of the Mount Week
October 11-17, 2015

Founders Day
October 7, 2015

Does a Biologist Need a Soul?
October 6, 2015
A lecture by Dr. William Carroll

Accidental Theologians: Four Women who Shaped Christianity
September 29, 2015
A lecture by Dr. Elizabeth Dreyer

Fifth Annual Philosophy Workshop
June 4-7, 2015

Siena Fest
April 29, 2015
A special reception for the campus community

Seder Meal
March 30, 2015
A special reception for faculty

Pursuing Happiness: Jane Austen & Aquinas in Dialogue on Life's Ultimate Goal
March 9, 2015
A lecture by Br. Aquinas Beale, OP

This Lent, are we coming or going?
February 19, 2015
A lecture by Sister Ann Willits, OP

Dominican Spirituality in the Lenten Season
February 18, 2015
A lecture by Sister Ann Willits, OP

Preparing for a Good Lenten Season
February 17, 2015
A lecture by Sister Ann Willits, OP

St. Thomas Fest
February 4, 2015
A special reception for faculty

How do Bishops and the Laity teach the Catholic Faith?
November 13, 2014
A lecture by Fr. Robert Christian

St. Martin de Porres: Thinker, Doer, Lover
November 3, 2014
A lecture by Dr. Kevin Vost

Water into Wine: Aquinas on Faith & Reason
November 3, 2014
A faculty luncheon with Dr. Kevin Vost

Nurturing the Global Citizen Within
October 22, 2014
Presented by Sister Deidre Mullan, OP

Founders Day
October 7, 2014
Founders Day Octoberfest and “Dominican Sisters & International Social Justice,” a lecture by Sister Marie Therese Cloement, OP and Sister Celestina Velosso Freitas, OP

Contemplation in an Age of Twitter
October 6, 2014
A lecture by Judith Valente

The Menorah & The Cross: Jewish-Christian Relations in the Christian Roman Empire
October 1, 2014
A lecture by Dr. Steven Fine

Fourth Annual Thomas Aquinas Philosophy Workshop
June 5-8, 2014

Jewish-Christian Relations Since Vatican II
April 3, 2014
Keynote Speaker: Rabbi Alan Brill, PhD

Book Lecture: "Killing Jesus"
March 26, 2014
Keynote Speaker: Stephen Mansfield

Teaching as a Contemplative Act
March 6, 2014
Keynote Speaker: Sister Laurie Brink, OP, PhD

Fire In My Bones: Biblical Foundations of the Dominican Charism
March 5, 2014
Keynote Speaker: Sister Laurie Brink, OP, PhD

The Dominican Charism & The Arts
February 25, 2014
Keynote Speaker: Sister Jo-Ann Iannotti

Ralph and Aquinas Reception
October 24, 2013
Keynote Speaker: Sister Diane Kennedy

New Hires Reception
October 17, 2013

An Awakening to Faith: We are Made of Stardust
October 14, 2013
A lecture by Fr. George Coyne, SJ

Lincoln's Battle with God
October 8, 2013
A lecture by New York Times bestselling author Stephen Mansfield

Founders Day Reception
October 7, 2013

Third Annual Thomas Aquinas Philosophy Workshop
June 13-16, 2013

The Anticipatory Corpse: Medical Power and the Care of the Dying
March 26, 2013
Lecture by Jeffrey Bishop, PhD

The Abacus and the Cross
November 19, 2012
Author Nancy Marie Brown gave a presentation on her new book, The Abacus and the Cross: The Story of the Pope Who Brought the Light of Science to the Dark Ages

St. Catherine of Siena, A Woman for Our Times
October 11, 2012
Sr. Nancy Murray, OP presented her one-woman show in which she depicts the life of St. Catherine of Siena

Church of the 2nd Vatican Council: A Work Complete Yet Always in Progress
September 27, 2012
A lecture by Fr. Robert Christian, OP

Second Annual Philosophy Workshop: Thomas Aquinas & the Mind/Body Problem
June 2012

The Second Annual Messiah Lecture: The Messianic Idea in the Dead Sea Scrolls
March 29, 2012
A lecture by Dr. Lawrence Schiffman

Spirituality in Patient Care
March 8, 2012
A lecture by Dr. Jo Ann Middleton

My So-Called Enemy
October 12, 2011
A film screening at the Mount with the Emmy award-winning director Lisa Gossels

Founders Week
October 5, 2011
A lecture by William Carroll, PhD

Inaugural Philosophy Workshop: Thomas Aquinas and Contemporary Philosophy
June 2011

The Messiah Lecture
April 7, 2011
A lecture by Patrick Doering, PhD and David Berger, PhD

Dominican Charism in Health Care
March 16, 2011
A lecture by Br. Ignatius Perkins

Business Ethics
February 9, 2010
A lecture by Fr. William Byron, SJ

Honoring the Legacy
2010
A Tribute to the Dominican Sisters, founders of Mount Saint Mary College

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