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The Society for the Renewal of the Catholic Mind

"Seek to learn on earth those truths which will remain ever valid in heaven." ~ St. Jerome

The work of Catholic education, of taking every thought captive in obedience to Christ (2 Cor. 10:5), extends far beyond the walls of the classroom to the whole of one’s life and to every facet of reality. This is a daunting challenge in any era, but perhaps most especially in our secular age.

The Society for the Renewal of the Catholic Mind was created not only to support the St. Jerome Institute in its mission to help renew Catholic education, but to foster intellectual community and the renewal of a truly Catholic imagination beyond the classroom and the high school years. The events of the Society bring the Catholic imagination to bear on every facet of life, from philosophy, theology and the arts, to science, politics, and culture.

Upcoming Event:
A conversation responding to the recent Vatican instruction,

The Identity of the Catholic School for a Culture of Dialogue

Friday, October 14th | Hannan Hall, Catholic University of America | 7:30 PM

Physicist Dr. Merrill Roberts joins SJI founding board members Dr. Daniel Gibbons and Edward Trudeau for an interdisciplinary conversation on the questions: 

What is ‘integral education’?
How can Catholic schools build a ‘culture of dialogue’?
How does the St. Jerome model of integrated studies embody the ideals of Catholic education emphasized in this recent teaching?

Wine & hors-d’œuvres members reception, 7:00 PM
Conversation begins at 7:30 PM

Recorded

Members can email Monica Guza, mguza@stjeromeinstitute.org to be given access to the zoom link and pass code. 

 


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    Upcoming Event:
    A conversation responding to the recent Vatican instruction,

    The Identity of the Catholic School for a Culture of Dialogue

    Friday, October 14th | Hannan Hall, Catholic University of America | 7:30 PM

    Physicist Dr. Merrill Roberts joins SJI founding board members Dr. Daniel Gibbons and Edward Trudeau for an interdisciplinary conversation on the questions: 

    What is ‘integral education’?
    How can Catholic schools build a ‘culture of dialogue’?
    How does the St. Jerome model of integrated studies embody the ideals of Catholic education emphasized in this recent teaching?

    Wine & hors-d’œuvres members reception, 7:00 PM
    Conversation begins at 7:30 PM

    Recorded

    Members can email Monica Guza, mguza@stjeromeinstitute.org to be given access to the zoom link and pass code. 

     


      Spouse / Guest's Name & Their Email

      Member's Name

      Yes/No

      Please consider joining the Society for the Renewal of the Catholic Mind to support the St. Jerome Institute, to advance the renewal of Catholic education, and to deepen your own knowledge and love of the Catholic intellectual tradition.

      By enrolling in the Society, you will receive a copy of Stratford Caldecotts’s Beauty for Truth’s Sake.

      Members receive unlimited access to the following resources and events:

      New members and those who renew their membership annually

        • Lectures by the founders of SJI and other prominent guests.

       

        • Great Books seminars and other SJI events.

       

        • Round table discussions with SJI teachers exploring questions of culture, education, and parenting.

       

        • The Rising Wind monthly newsletter featuring a letter from the Headmaster, photos of student life, and contributions from the Board, parents, and advocates of SJI. 

       

      We are pleased to offer two levels of elevated memberships:

      Premium Members ($1,000 gift) receive two tickets to the SJI Spring Gala. 

      Honored Members ($5,000 gift) will receive a work of literature or philosophy twice a year, accompanied by a personalized letter from the SJI team discussing the meaning and significance of the work. Honored Members will also receive four tickets to the SJI Spring Gala.

      What Our New Members Are Saying

      Many thanks for the important work of the Society for the Renewal of the Catholic Mind. SJI is a model for everyone involved in classical and Catholic liberal education around the country. It is also a joy and a blessing to our daughter.

      Dr. Benjamin Storey
      Jane Gage Hipp Professor of Politics and International Affairs; Director, the Tocqueville Program

      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. Amanda 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

      Proud to support the great work St. Jerome Institute is doing to mold the hearts and minds of the leaders of tomorrow!

      Katie Garvey
      Senior Director of Advancement · The Catholic University of America at the Busch School of Business

      | Reading Together | 2022-23 Series: The Poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins

      Upcoming events sponsored by Catholic University of America’s English Department
      • September 19th, 7-8:30pm:  Heaven Haven (1864), The Habit of Perfection (1866), For a Picture of St. Dorothea (1866)

      With Dr. Amanda Auerbach and Dr. Daniel Gibbons. Location: Aquinas 102.

      • November 14th, 7-8:30pm: The Wreck of the Deutschland (1875)

      With Dr. Gregory Baker, Dr. Amanda Auerbach, Dr. Kevin Rulo, and Dr. William Gonch. Location: Aquinas 102.

      • February 13th, 7-8:30pm: The Windhover (1877), God’s Grandeur (1877), Pied Beauty (1877)

      With Dr. Kevin Rulo, Dr. Christopher Petter (PhD alumnus, 2021), Prof. Ryan Wilson. Location: Aquinas 102.

      • March 27th, 7-8:30pm: Carrion Comfort (1885), No worst, there is none (1885), I wake and feel (1885), That Nature is a Heraclitean Fire (1888)

      With Dr. Daniel Gibbons, Dr. Gregory Baker, and Prof. Ryan Wilson. Location: Aquinas 102.

      Previous Events:

      Carlo Lancellotti on Augusto Del Noce and The Problem of Atheism

      A conversation between Prof. Carlo Lancellotti and Dr. Michael Hanby on the thought and works of Augusto Del Noce regarding the problem of atheism.

      April 22nd, 2022.

      Liberal Education & the Restless Soul

      A conversation between St. Jerome Institute Headmaster Peter Crawford and Drs. Benjamin and Jenna Storey about their book,

      Why We Are Restless: On the Modern Quest for Contentment

      February 11th, 2022

       

      Aristotle on Self-love & Generosity

      Seminar with Dr. Michael Higgins, SJI Humanities Teacher

      Friday, February 4th, 2022

      Adulting: How to Major in Life

      with Dr. Anna Bonta Moreland & Dr. Thomas W. Smith

      Friday, September 23rd, 2021

      Handing Down, Not Holding Back: Tradition and Religious Art

      by Artist Daniel Mitsui

      Friday, March 26th, 2021

      Liberal Education and Social Crisis

      by Dr. Michael Hanby

      Friday, December 4th, 2020