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The project hosted two lectures at the University of St. Thomas which were open to students, faculty, staff, and the wider community.  The lectures were pitched to a popular audience and highlighted the relevance of philosophical reflection about God to ordinary life.

The lectures were especially relevant to our university’s seminarians who are studying philosophy.  The University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN) is home to the St. John Vianney Seminary, which is the largest undergraduate seminary in the United States.  We also have a large number of pre-theology students from the St. Paul Seminary studying philosophy at our university.


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Fr. Robert Spitzer, past president of Gonzaga University and founder and director of the Magis Center of Reason and Faith and the Spitzer Center in Faith and in Business, spoke at the University of St. Thomas on April 7th, 2016.  Click this link to read a paper which accompanies his talk Indications of Creation in Science. You can watch his talk “Indications of Creation in Science” here:

Fr. Robert Barron, rector and president of Mundelein Seminary and founder of Word on Fire, spoke on April 9th 2015 at the University of St. Thomas.  You can watch his talk “Aquinas and Why the New Atheists Are Right” here: