Letter to Fr. Bieil: The Discernment of a Philosophical Vocation

Our next monthly meeting will be held on Friday, November 8th from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. We will be discussing “Letter to Fr. Bieil: The Discernment of a Philosophical Vocation” by Maurice Blondel from the Summer 2018 (Volume 45.2) issue of Communio entitled “Priesthood, Consecration, Marriage: Is Love Possible? A Symposium Discerning the Signs of the Times”. Continue reading

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Grace and Vocation without Remorse: Comments on the Treatise De Iudaeis

Our next monthly meeting will be held on Friday, October 11th from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. We will be discussing “Grace and Vocation without Remorse: Comments on the Treatise De Iudaeis” by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI from the Spring 2018 (Volume 45.1) issue of Communio entitled “Forgive Us Our Debts, As We Forgive Our Debtors”. Continue reading

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Literature in the Waste Land: Brideshead Revisited and Literary Education

Our next monthly meeting will be held on Friday, September 13th from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. As a follow up to our watching Brideshead Revisted, we will be discussing “Literature in the Waste Land: Brideshead Revisited and Literary Education” by R.V. Young from the Spring 2018 (Volume 45.1) issue of Communio entitled “Forgive Us Our Debts, As We Forgive Our Debtors”.

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Brideshead Revisited

On the evening of Friday, September 6th and during the day of Saturday, September 7th we will be watching the entire 1981 British television serial Brideshead Revisited at the Newman Centre Guelph, 325 Gordon Street, Guelph, Ontario. Here is the schedule for the weekend: Continue reading

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Gift and Mediation at the Heart of Poetry

Our next monthly meeting will be held on Friday, August 9th from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. We will be discussing “Gift and Mediation at the Heart of Poetry” by Dwight A. Lindley III? from the Spring 2018 (Volume 45.1) issue of Communio entitled “Forgive Us Our Debts, As We Forgive Our Debtors”. New Location: We will no longer be meeting at the JPII Student Centre. We will be meeting the Kateri Room located at St. Michael’s Church, 240 Hemlock Street, Waterloo, Ontario. Use the east side parking lot and enter by the rear door. Walk up the stairs. And the Kateri Room is on your right before enter the church proper.

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Study Day on Aquinas

Please join us for our Summer Book Study on Saturday, July 27 entitled Augustine and Aquinas: Friends Across the Ages (Part 2: Aquinas).

In addition to our panel discussion on Josef Pieper’s The Silence of St. Thomas, there will be a presentation and discussion on the selected texts taken from the Compendium of Theology, the Summa, and the Disputed Questions on the Truth, and focus on the relations in the Trinity, creation, and the soul.

The schedule for the day will be as follows:

8:30am Gather and Pray
9:00am Welcome and Introduction
9:15am Panel on Pieper’s The Silence of St. Thomas
10:30am Break
10:45am Discussion on selected Aquinas texts
12:15am Announcements
12:30am Lunch at the Newman Centre

The location is the Newman Centre Guelph, 325 Gordon Street, Guelph,
Ontario. Parking off of Dean Avenue.

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Sacrifice and Freedom

Our next monthly meeting will be held on Friday, July 12th from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. We will be discussing “Sacrifice and Freedom: On Mystagogy and the Way of Atonement” by Aaron Riches from the Spring 2018 (Volume 45.1) issue of Communio entitled “Forgive Us Our Debts, As We Forgive Our Debtors”. New Location: We will no longer be meeting at the JPII Student Centre. We will be meeting the Kateri Room located at St. Michael’s Church, 240 Hemlock Street, Waterloo, Ontario. Use the east side parking lot and enter by the rear door. Walk up the stairs. And the Kateri Room is on your right before enter the church proper.

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Study Day on Augustine

Saturday, 1 June at St. Jerome’s University, SJ1 3027 (Waterloo).

Here is the schedule:
8:30 Morning Prayer, Coffee
9 – 11:30 Augustine, On the Trinity, Books 8 – 15
11:30 – 12:30 Understanding Augustine with Ratzinger
Lunch at a local Restaurant to follow

For our Study Day we’ll be discussing Augustine’s signature work On the Trinity, Books 8–15. Copies of this book are available at the Universityof Waterloo Bookstore. On the Trinity is also available here.

Note that Book XV, Chapter 3 is a recapitulation of the previous books

Our conversation will be guided by four presenters.

We’ll also discuss an article by Pope Benedict on Augustine that appeared in an issue of Communio. That article is available here.

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The Purification of Memory

Our next monthly meeting will be held on Friday, June 14th from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. We will be discussing “The Purification of Memory” by Anton Strukelj from the Spring 2018 (Volume 45.1) issue of Communio entitled “Forgive Us Our Debts, As We Forgive Our Debtors”. New Location: We will no longer be meeting at the JPII Student Centre. We will be meeting the Kateri Room located at St. Michael’s Church, 240 Hemlock Street, Waterloo, Ontario. Use the east side parking lot and enter by the rear door. Walk up the stairs. And the Kateri Room is on your right before enter the church proper.

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The Mystery of Beauty

Our next monthly meeting will be held on Friday, May 10th from 3:00pm to 4:30pm at the JPII Student Centre located at St. Michael’s Church, 240 Hemlock Street, Waterloo, Ontario. We will be discussing “The Mystery of Beauty: The Immaculate Conception as the Most Sublime Redemption” by Antonio López from the Spring 2018 (Volume 45.1) issue of Communio entitled “Forgive Us Our Debts, As We Forgive Our Debtors”.

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