Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Albertus Magnus College continues Thomas Aquinas Lecture Series

 NEW HAVEN — Mary Catherine Hilkert, a professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame, will be on the Albertus Magnus College campus Jan. 29 to give the second talk in the 2012-2013 St. Thomas Aquinas Lecture Series, named for the great scholar and member of the Dominican Order.
Hilkert’s topic is “Reading the Word of God and the Book of Nature,” focusing on the ways in which the Book of Nature and the Bible can shed light on each other, according to a release.
Hilkert, a member of the Dominican Sisters of Peace, is the author of several books and numerous articles on theology, preaching and spirituality, the release said. She has received a grant from the Louisville Institute for the 2012-13 academic year to support her current research project, a book titled “Words of Spirit and Life: Theology, Preaching and Spirituality,” based on the 2010 Lyman Beecher Lectures at Yale, the release said.
A graduate of the University of Dayton, Hilkert earned her master’s an doctorate from The Catholic University of America, the release said.
She received honorary degrees from Providence College in 2002 and Aquinas Institute of Theology in 2012.
The event is free and open to the public. It is made possible through the Marie Louise Bianchi ’31 Fund, the release said.
The talk will take place at Devaney Hall, in Aquinas Hall, from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. To reserve a place, call 203-773-8502 or email
A Catholic College in the Dominican tradition, Albertus was founded in 1925, the release said. It has an enrollment of nearly 1,700 students in the traditional undergraduate program, accelerated undergraduate programs for working adults and graduate degree programs, including the only master’s of arts in art therapy degree in the state of Connecticut, the release said.

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