Dominican University established the St. Catherine of Siena Center to bring faith and scholarship to the critical issues of church and society for the benefit of the university community, professional ministers and the wider community of faith. It is dedicated to examining and furthering the role of the Christian in today's world.
In 2016, the worldwide Dominican family celebrates 800 years since its founding. The Siena Center is proud to join this celebration with a rich series that draws attention to the central charism of the Order of Preachers: “Veritas.” Guided by some of the Order’s most prominent leaders of our own day and honoring some of the great figures of Dominican history, we look at the pursuit of truth and the imperative to love in church, higher education, art, science and social action.
Lessons and Carols is a traditional form of Christian worship celebrating the expectation and hope of Advent, culminating in Christ’s birth.
By focusing especially on Thomas Aquinas’s understanding of “prudence”—which comprises “memory,” “foresight,” and other “time-sensitive” elements—in relation to charity as friendship with God, this presentation explores the relationship between moral decisions made in history and what has been called, not without controversy, God’s “eternal now.”
Rev. Timothy Radcliffe, OP
Truth Serving Love: A Dominican Charism for the 21st Century
"Timothy Radcliffe will explore how Dominican preaching can offer hope to a world which faces many challenges at the beginning of this century, from rising terrorism to ecological catastrophe