Posts Tagged: theology

Reforming the World with St. Teresa of Avila

This year, the Vincent Library will celebrate the four female Doctors of the Church. A book display will be put up before their feast day. A sweet, creative treat and prayer cards will also be available. Born in 1515, St. Teresa of Avila entered the Carmelite Monastery Incarnation at the age of twenty. Nineteen years… Read more »

Carrying Grocery Bags with St. Thérèse of Lisieux

This year, the Vincent Library will celebrate the four female Doctors of the Church. A book display will be put up before their feast day. A sweet, creative treat and prayer cards will also be available. St. Thérèse of Lisieux was born in 1873 to parents Saint Marie-Azélie Guérin and Saint Louis Martin. The youngest… Read more »

Baking Cookies with St. Hildegard of Bingen

This year, the Vincent Library will celebrate the four female Doctors of the Church. A book display of their work as well as secondary resources will be put up before their feast day. A sweet, creative treat and prayer cards will also be available. The first Doctor is Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179). Hildegard was a… Read more »

Book Review: Tattoos on the Heart

Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion Gregory Boyle Free Press; $14.99, 240 pp.   Sarah Woodford (Director of the Fay Vincent Library) & Father Gregory Boyle   What do working with homies and homegirls teach Father Boyle about God? That God is loving and attentive, no matter what—always looking past our inadequacies… Read more »

Book Review: A Nun on the Bus

A Nun on the Bus: How All of Us Can Create Hope, Change, and Community Sister Simone Campbell Harper Collins Publishers; $25.99, 224 pp. In an early chapter of A Nun on the Bus: How All of Us Can Create Hope, Change, and Community, Sister Simone Campbell recounts the time she flew from Baghdad to… Read more »

Book Review: Imagining Abundance

Imagining Abundance: Fundraising, Philanthropy, and a Spiritual Call to Service Kerry Alys Robinson Liturgical Press; $16.95, 118 pp. “Just as with the spiritual life, habits can becultivated to allow us to be more generous—and to be catalysts for inspiring others to be more generous. These habits correlate well with developing a mature inner life of… Read more »

Natural Light and Comfy Chairs

Though it is raining outside and the library lights are turned off, the room is still full of light. The library’s windows, clear and wide, gather in even the slightest sparkle of natural light as it slips by raindrops and filters through grey clouds. As I unlock my office door, I notice that students are… Read more »

Book Review: Encounters with Silence, Karl Rahner

The Jesuit Karl Rahner was the most prolific, and probably the most brilliant, Catholic theologian of the twentieth century. Born in 1904, he was part of a generation who lectured in Latin, took papally-mandated oaths against “modernism,” and did the intellectual grunt work of Vatican II. Catholic students often pick up one of Rahner’s volumes—usually Foundations… Read more »