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The Society for the Renewal of the Catholic Mind

Adulting: How to Major in Life
Third session of the society lecture series:

 | Lecture begins at 8:00PM | Friday, September 24th |

Held at Catholic University of America in O’Connell Hall

 

Dr. Anna Bonta Moreland

Director of the Honors Program, Villanova University

&

Dr. Thomas W. Smith

Dean of Arts & Sciences, CUA

 

Helping young people navigate:

How do I date?

Where do I work?

Why do I waste time?

Open to all friends of the St. Jerome Institute. Members of the society are invited to a reception from 7:00-7:45PM.

Please RSVP for one of the following:

    Spouse / Guest's Name & Their Email

    Recorded

    Members can email Monica Guza, mguza@stjeromeinstitute.org with any questions.

    Meet the Speakers

    Anna Bonta Moreland is the Anne Quinn Welsh Endowed Director of the Honors Program and an Associate Professor in the Department of Humanities at Villanova University. She received her B.A. in Philosophy at the University of Maryland, College Park, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Boston College.

    Anna Bonta Moreland’s areas of research include faith and reason, medieval theology with an emphasis on Thomas Aquinas, the theology of religious pluralism, and comparative theology, especially between Christianity and Islam. She has written Known by Nature: Thomas Aquinas on Natural Knowledge of God (Herder & Herder, 2010), and edited New Voices in Catholic Theology (Herder & Herder, 2012), and has published Muhammad Reconsidered: A Christian Perspective on Islamic Prophecy (Notre Dame Press, 2020).

    Dr. Anna Bonta Moreland
    Anne Quinn Welsh Endowed Director of the Honors Program & an Associate Professor in the Department of Humanities at Villanova University

    Thomas W. Smith, Ph.D. is Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at the Catholic University of America. He was founding chair of Villanova University’s Department of Humanities, where he also served as Associate Dean and Director of the University Honors Program. An award-winning teacher, Dr. Smith has published in some of the top ranked Political Science journals in the nation. His areas of specialty are classical and Christian political thought, as well as liberal political theory. He and his wife have three grown children and live in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

    Dr. Thomas W. Smith
    Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Catholic University of America

    The College Guide to Adulting : How to Major in Life

    Studies of emerging adults are illuminating, but they sometimes diagnose the symptoms rather than the sources of the problem.  And they often fail to offer hopeful, realistic alternatives.  The College Guide to Adulting does both.  It reframes the stories successful young people know so well. It imparts wisdom that illuminates their fractured experiences, as well as invites them into different aptitudes, more holistic skills and wider horizons of meaning. 

    Our book offers a hopeful, wider vision of a full life, and the courage to walk a new path to healthy success.  We ask our readers to reconsider some of their most important relationships – to their work; to their free time; and to their friends and romantic partners.  We invite them to creatively rethink their lives and move outside themselves into relationships with fulfilling goods and people.  Our young readers — and our older readers who love them — will come to see that there are several different ways to reach life’s successes.

    The Society for the Renewal of the Catholic Mind offers our larger community an exciting opportunity to participate in the Catholic intellectual life.

    "Seek to learn on Earth those truths which will remain ever valid in Heaven." ~ Saint Jerome

    All Members Gain Access to the Following:

    Invitations to exclusive lectures by the founders of SJI and other prominent guests

    Early registration for Great Books seminars and other SJI events

    Inclusion in Coffee Discussions (with the headmaster in-person and on Zoom) exploring questions of culture, education, and parenting

    Premium Members

    Friends who make a $1,000 gift are enrolled as Premium Members and receive an exclusive invitation to a special evening of dinner and discussion at the SJI Gala (currently planned for the spring of 2022).

    Honored Members

    Friends who make a $5,000 gift are enrolled as Honored Members. In addition to the benefits of a Premium Membership, Honored Members are given a unique opportunity to build an SJI-inspired library at home.  Throughout the year you will receive a work of literature or philosophy, accompanied by a personalized letter from the SJI team discussing the meaning and significance of the work.

    What Our New Members Are Saying

    Grateful for the hope you are bringing to those of us who care deeply about Catholic education. Thank you for taking the risk; it really is for all of us! I look forward to learning more from your experience in order to share with our community down here in Alabama. Praying for your work.

    Dr. Mandy Reimer
    Neurology Specialist in Opelika, AL

    Happy to support the ground-breaking, faith-filled efforts of SJI! I look forward to enriching my mind and enjoying the community that comes together for the Society’s offerings.

    Elisabeth Sullivan
    Executive Director of the Institute for Catholic Liberal Education
    Previous Events:
    The second session of the society lecture series:

    Handing Down, Not Holding Back: Tradition and Religious Art

    by Artist Daniel Mitsui

    Friday, March 26th, 2021

    The first session of the society lecture series:

    Liberal Education and Social Crisis

    by Dr. Michael Hanby

    Friday, December 4th, 2020

    Recorded

    Members can email Monica Guza, mguza@stjeromeinstitute.org to be given access to the zoom recording and passcode.