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Revelation & Docility: St. Joseph as Model

Come celebrate the feast of St. Joseph with the Alcuin Institute! In honor of this great saint, and in honor of the recently-ended Year of Saint Joseph, we are pleased to have our newest faculty member, Dr. Aaron Henderson, offer a meditation on St. Joseph, entitled“Revelation & Docility: St. Joseph as Model.” Though the Bible says precious little about St. Joseph, and despite the fact that none of the man’s words are recorded, this great saint has much to teach us about our fundamental posture in the face of God’s revelation, which is His free act of self-disclosure. St. Joseph is presented as open and docile to God’s word, much like his immaculate spouse. His rather obscure role in the biblical text conveys a profound receptivity and humility, to be sure, but this does not mean that St. Joseph is inactive. Rather, we often encounter Joseph in his faith-filled actions, as when he rescues Mary and the child Jesus by taking them into Egypt. In short, Joseph is a model to us both of the docility and humility we ought to have when met with God’s saving truth, and of the faith-filled obedience we ought to exhibit as a response to this revelation. So, come on out, and join us as we gather under the tutelage of this great Father of the Church!
Dr. Aaron Henderson is a Catholic theologian working for the Alcuin Institute for Catholic Culture. He was raised in Missouri, educated in Kansas, Texas, and Florida, and is now finding his footing here in Eastern Oklahoma. In addition to reading and speaking about all things theological, he enjoys translating, editing, and going out with friends for a good beer or two.

Instituto Alcuino Convivio Socrático


“La fe y la razón son como las dos alas con las cuales el espíritu humano se eleva hacia la contemplación de la verdad. Dios ha puesto en el corazón del hombre el deseo de conocer la verdad y, en definitiva, de conocerle a Él para que, conociéndolo y amándolo, pueda alcanzar también la plena verdad sobre sí mismo”

—Papa San Juan Pablo II, Fides et Ratio, Prólogo

¡Únase al Instituto Alcuino para uno de nuestros emblemáticos Convivios Socráticos - nuestra forma elegante de decir, comida, amistad y buena conversación centrada en un conjunto particular de fuentes primarias! De acuerdo con el tema de la formación diocesana Revelación: Natural y Divina, exploraremos varios temas como la naturaleza de la verdad, la armonía de la fe y la razón, la relación entre la Sagrada Escritura y la Sagrada Tradición, y las tensiones que parecen existir entre la fe y los hallazgos de la ciencia moderna. Nuestra esperanza es que a medida que leamos estos textos y participemos en la discusión, podamos aprender más sobre los cuatro elementos centrales de la revelación de Dios al hombre:
  1. “Quid est Veritas?”- ¿Qué es verdad?
  2. ¿Cuál es la relación entre la Fe y la Razón?
  3. ¿Cómo encajan la Escritura y la Tradición?
  4. ¿Cómo podemos reconciliar las aparentes contradicciones entre Fe y Ciencia?
Como siempre, nuestra conversación se complementará con abundante comida y bebida, así que invite a un amigo y “¡vengan, razonemos juntos!”

St. Thomas Lecture

Come celebrate the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas with the Alcuin Institute for Catholic Culture. On Jan 28th, Dr. Richard Meloche, President of the Alcuin Institute, will be delivering a lecture entitled "Thomistic Necessity: Why We Still Need St. Thomas Aquinas", tracing the historical importance of Thomistic thought in the life of the Church, and arguing (very persuasively) why he is still very much needed today. As is our custom, the lecture will be preceded with all manner of good food and drink. Do join us in raising a glass to the 'Angelic' (yet 'Common') Doctor!

The Charlemagne Ball

In the not-too-distant past, it was oft said that if you went to the waltz, you might just fall in love. A simpler time, courtship and romance was a game played not in the ethereal, digital realm, but rather on the ballroom floor. And, too, this game not only represented the culture of an age past, but a worldview: a way of seeing the relationship between man and woman, and indeed, a way of seeing the relationship between God and man. Join the Diocese of Tulsa for a romantic evening of fine dining and formal dancing, hosted by the Alcuin Institute! Registration for the evening includes a cocktail hour, formal five-course dinner, a brief waltz demonstration, and two hours of dancing, complete with live orchestra! Tickets for the event can be purchased for $50 per person. Additional dance lessons are available.* Dress for the evening is formal waltz attire.

Southern Vicariate Convivium

“Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth; and God has placed in the human heart a desire to know the truth—in a word, to know Himself—so that, by knowing and loving God, men and women may also come to the fullness of truth about themselves.” —Pope St. John Paul II, Fides et Ratio, Preface
Join the Alcuin Institute for one of our signature Socratic Convivia—our fancy way of saying food, friendship, and good conversation centered around a particular set of primary sources! In keeping with the Diocesan formation theme Revelation: Natural & Divine, we will take a look at various subjects such as the nature of truth, the harmony of faith and reason, the relationship between Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition, and the tensions that seem to exist between faith and the findings of modern science. Our hope is that, as we read these texts and engage in discussion, we'll be able to learn more about four central elements of God's revelation to man:
  1. “Quid est Veritas?”—“What is Truth?”
  2. What is the relationship between Faith & Reason?
  3. How do Scripture & Tradition fit together?
  4. How can we reconcile apparent contradictions between Faith & Science?
As always, our conversation will be augmented with an abundance of fine food and drink, so invite a friend and “come, let us reason together!”