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Kevin Vost – The Art of Memory

Join us for food, drink, and fellowship hosted by The Alcuin Institute for Catholic Culture and St. Michael Catholic Radio! “Remember the former things of old” the Prophet Isaiah exhorts (46:9). But in our modernized, hyper-connected Internet age, the value of a good memory has been all but forgotten. In the world of TikTok, sound bites, and 280-character hot-takes, how are we to regain our lost ability to remember the most important things? Dr. Kevin Vost has rediscovered a powerful mnemonic method, invented by the ancient Greeks and perfected by medieval scholars. Now, he is showing 21st-century Catholics how to use it to recall everything from the Ten Commandments and Psalms to remembering information you need to explain and defend the Catholic Faith. Doors open at 6p, and the talk will begin at 7p. We will conclude with Q/A and a brief social at 8pm. Please contact Ms. Becky Holder at becky.holder@dioceseoftulsa.org with questions regarding childcare.

FREE Registration here!


Dr. Kevin Vost has presented dozens of talks on all of his books at parish missions, home-school conferences, Theology on Taps, Legatus and other Catholic business organizations, college groups, men’s groups, women’s groups, youth groups, and seniors groups throughout the USA.

Santa Fe Pilgrimage – In the Footsteps of Fr. Latour

Join the Alcuin Institute & Fr. Bryan Brooks as we pray, read, eat, and drink our way through New Mexico! Our quest to follow in the footsteps of the faithful priest Fr. Latour in Willa Cather’s Death Comes for the Archbishop will take us to many places in historic Santa Fe, including…  
High Road Mission Churches

“Bishop Latour was riding through the mountains on his first official visit to Taos...”

Loretto Chapel

“The church was utterly black except for the red spark of the sanctuary lamp before the high altar…”

Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

“Now that I have found exactly the stone I want, my Cathedral seems to me already begun.”

San Miguel Chapel

“I want a plain church, but I want a good one.”

 

Featuring:

Luxury Coach Signature Alcuin hospitality
Abbey Housing $1,000 Double Room
Breakfast & Dinner included Professional Guides
Daily Mass Real Conversation
  Fill out the Pilgrimage Registration Form below to join us! For questions or more details, please contact Ms. Becky Holder at becky.holder@dioceseoftulsa.org

Registration deadline is June 26th — Sign up soon!


Pilgrimage Registration (PDF)

This pilgrimage is done in conjunction with:

Chad Pecknold – Altar Fire: The Religious Nature of the Soul and the City

Join us for food, drink, and fellowship hosted by The Alcuin Institute for Catholic Culture and St. Michael Catholic Radio! Ever since St. Augustine's masterpiece The City of God, Catholics have applied the great truths of faith to better understand human society and how it can best flourish. However, in recent centuries, the rise of secularized political regimes called Catholic political history into question. But the modern world seems far from ideal, and the American experiment with "separation of Church and State" seems to have left many citizens unsatisfied. What are the alternatives? Can there really be such a thing as a "Catholic state," and if so, what would it look like? Dr. Chad Pecknold will offer his thoughts on the subject in his talk "Altar Fire: The Religious Nature of the Soul and the City." In partnership with St. Michael's Catholic Radio, the Alcuin Institute is pleased to offer childcare, food, and good drinks as we consider these important and timely issues! Doors open at 6p, and the talk will begin at 7p. We will conclude with Q/A and a brief social at 8pm. Please contact Ms. Becky Holder at becky.holder@dioceseoftulsa.org with questions. To register for childcare (ages 1-10 only), please email nursery@tulsacathedral.com. Please include your contact information, along with the name and age of your child.

FREE Registration here!


Dr. Chad Pecknold received his PhD from the University of Cambridge (UK) in 2005 and since 2008 he has been a Professor of Historical & Systematic Theology in the School of Theology at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.

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!”

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.