“Gird up your loins now, like a man; I will question you, and you tell me the answers! Where were you when I founded the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding. Who determined its size? Surely you know? Who stretched out the measuring line for it? Into what were its pedestals sunk, and who laid its cornerstone, while the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy?”
Please contact Mr. Eli Stone at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in attending. This 8-week course, taught by Mr. William Dunn, meets every Wednesday at the Chancery Offices in Broken Arrow, 7:00-8:30pm, beginning on October 6th and continuing through November 24th. The course is free to attend, and will use the Summa Theologiae of St. Thomas Aquinas as a primary reading source.
Join the Alcuin Institute on October 7th for our annual Bl. Alcuin of York Lecture & Award Ceremony! This year, we are honoring Dr. Andrew Willard Jones, who will in turn honor us with a lecture entitled “The Weakness of Caesar and the Power of the Cross: How Martyrdom Defeats Tyrants.” The event will begin with Mass at 5:00pm, followed by a social, dinner, lecture, and the presentation of our signature Our Lady of Victory Medal. We hope you will be able to join us as we honor a robust Catholic thinker and his promotion of Catholic culture!
Andrew Willard Jones is the Director of Catholic Studies at Franciscan University and is a founding editor of the website and journal, New Polity. He is the author of Before Church and State: A Study of Social Order in the Sacramental Kingdom of St. Louis IX and most recently of The Two Cities: A History of Christian Politics. Andrew’s work focuses on a re-evaluation of our current social predicament through an authentically Catholic vision of reality. Andrew was raised in Washington State, attended Hillsdale College, earning degrees in history and economics, followed by a PhD in Medieval Church history from St. Louis University. He lives in Steubenville with his wife, Sara, and their nine kids.
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R. Jared Staudt PhD, serves as Associate Superintendent for Mission and Formation for the Archdiocese of Denver and Visiting Associate Professor for the Augustine Institute. He is author of The Primacy of God: The Virtue of Religion in Catholic Theology, Restoring Humanity: Essays on the Evangelization of Culture, and The Beer Option: Brewing a Catholic Culture Yesterday & Today. He is also the editor of Renewing Catholic Schools: How to Regain a Catholic Vision in a Secular Age. He and his wife Anne have six children and he is a Benedictine oblate.
Joshua Hren is founder of Wiseblood Books and co-founder of the MFA at the University of St. Thomas. He regularly publishes essays and poems in such journals as First Things and America, National Review and Commonweal, Public Discourse and LOGOS, Evangelization & Culture and The Lamp. Joshua’s books include: the novel Infinite Regress; the short story collections This Our Exile and In the Wine Press; the book of poems Last Things, First Things, & Other Lost Causes; Middle-earth and the Return of the Common Good: J.R.R. Tolkien and Political Philosophy; How to Read (and Write) Like a Catholic; and Contemplative Realism: A Theological-Aesthetical Manifesto. www.joshuahren.com
Hollie Stokes is a natural light, family documentary and storytelling photographer working in Tulsa and the surrounding areas. As a wife and mother of four, her passion is storytelling and photography. Whether it is written or visual, she has always gravitated towards stories, and hopes to capture genuine, real and honest moments of motherhood and childhood. She is a contributing artist of Artifact Motherhood, a collaboration of artist-mothers from around the world, and her personal portfolio can be found at www.holliestokes.com.