Fourth of the online series: Saints, Scholars and Spiritual Masters
The fourth talk of Saints, Scholars and Spiritual Masters will explore the spirituality of one of the Church’s greatest theologians: Thomas Aquinas. Known for his unique and massive synthesis of Catholic theology, Aquinas earned the title of “The Angelic Doctor” not just for his great learning, but for the wisdom and light he brought to the Church’s thinking. In this talk, Fr Richard Conrad, O.P. will focus particularly on the themes of being, freedom and friendship. As the greatest of God’s gifts, they are fundamental to this great saint’s spirituality.
Richard Conrad studied chemistry at Cambridge, and after his doctorate joined the Dominican Friars. He has served as Prior in Cambridge and Leicester, and for 8 years was Novice Master of the Province. He taught dogmatic theology at Maryvale Institute part-time from 1992 to 2016, and from 2007 has been resident at Blackfriars, Oxford, where he teaches dogmatic theology and the thought of Thomas Aquinas, and is currently Director of the Aquinas Institute.
5th November – St Francis de Sales with Canon Scott Tanner, I.C.K.S.P.
19th November – Sts Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross with Fr Matthew Blake, O.C.D.
3rd December – St Benedict of Norcia with Fr Cassian Folsom, O.S.B.
10th December – St Francis of Assisi with Fr Gabriel Kyte, C.F.R.