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St. Thomas Aquinas Week Lecture
January 28, 2020 @ 7:30 pm–8:30 pm
“St. Thomas Aquinas on the Blessed Mother: Her Genius, Her Beauty, Her Freedom, and Her Love”
Fr. Thomas Petri, O.P., S.T.D.
Held at St. Dominic Oratory at St. Cecilia Motherhouse
This lecture is part of a week-long celebration of the Angelic Doctor, St. Thomas Aquinas. Fr. Thomas Petri, O.P., S.T.D., a Dominican of the Eastern Province, will present, “St. Thomas Aquinas on the Blessed Mother: Her Genius, Her Beauty, Her Freedom, and Her Love.” This lecture is free to the public. Reservation is requested below to ensure adequate seating.
Fr. Petri entered the Order of Preachers in 2004 and was ordained a priest in 2009. He holds a Doctorate in Sacred Theology from The Catholic University of America and has been a professor of Moral Theology and the Dean of the Pontifical Faculty at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C. since 2013. Prior to his appointment in Washington, he was a professor of theology at Providence College in Rhode Island. He has published articles in Nova et Vetera and in The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly. He is also a frequent contributor to The Catholic News Agency and The National Catholic Register. His book, Aquinas and the Theology of the Body: The Thomistic Foundations of John Paul II’s Anthropology, was published by CUA Press in 2016. In addition to his academic responsibilities, he is currently a co-host of The Church Alive on EWTN Radio which airs Saturdays at 7am and 1pm Eastern Time. He is an active presence on Twitter @PetriOP.