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.
In celebration of the Year of Consecrated Life, a symposium featuring Sr. Mary Johnson, SNDdeN, PhD, Sr. Patricia Wittberg, SC, PhD, and Mary Gautier, PhD, authors of the highly acclaimed book, New Generations of Catholic Sisters: The Challenge of Diversity.
Time is perhaps best understood in terms of the concept of the infinite: both a quantitative infinity (number, time, space) and a qualitative and actual infinity of plenitude become God’s eternity.
To look at the sky is to look back in time. Ironically, the laws of physics that allow us to probe the Universe's distant past present enormous barriers for traversing cosmic distances and communicating with other technological species, if they exist.