Each July, Thomas Aquinas College invites members of the President’s Council  — the backbone of the College’s financial-aid fund — to one of two Great Books Summer Seminar Weekends . At these weekends President’s Council members get an inside look at the unique education that they so generously help to make possible. They attend a series of classroom discussions about great books led by the College’s president, dean, and other senior members of the teaching faculty. Between seminars, attendees also enjoy delicious meals served both indoors and outdoors on the campus, as well as daily Mass and confession offered by the College’s chaplains.
The second of this year’s Summer Seminars took place on the weekend of July 19-21. In keeping with the Year of Faith, the readings and discussions focused on the theme of marriage and family in the life of faith. Participants read A Doll’s House by Heinrich Ibsen; excerpts from What Is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense, by Sherif Girgis, Ryan T. Anderson, and Robert P. George; and selections from Bl. John Paul II’s Apostolic Exhortation Familiaris Consortio (1981). Additionally, in keeping with the weekend’s theme, College Chaplain Rev. Joseph Illo delivered a talk entitled, “What is Marriage?” .
Posted: July 24, 2013