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Legatus Summit Seminar:
St. Thomas Aquinas on
God’s Justice and Mercy

Thursday, January 25, 2018, 01:30pm to 03:00pm

A Guided Discussion from
St. Thomas’ Summa Theologiae


In conjunction withLegatus
The Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes
Orlando, Florida
January 25, 2018
Seminar: 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

In the Psalms God is described as just: “The Lord is just, and has loved justice.” He is also described as merciful: “All the ways of the Lord are mercy and truth.” St. Thomas Aquinas considers in what way God is just, without owing His creatures anything; and how He can be merciful without feeling sorrow for His creatures. St. Thomas also shows how God’s justice is compatible with His mercy.

Please join members of the College’s faculty in a lively discussion of these topics at a sem­inar discussion on St. Thomas Aquinas short but packed meditation on the justice and mercy of God from his Summa Theologiae, First Part, Question 21, Articles 1,3,4 at this year’s Legatus Summit. The seminar will be on Thursday, January 25, 1:30–3:00 pm at the Ritz Carlton in Orlando, Florida and is open to all of the conference’s registered attendees. To attend this seminar please register at

This seminar is not a lecture; nor is it a discourse among a panel of experts. Everyone in attendance is invited, but not required, to participate actively in the conversation, working together to distill and analyze the meaning of this important document. You do not need to be an expert to attend, just interested in the topics to be read and discussed. Leading the seminar will be the College’s president, Dr. Michael F. McLean, and its vice president, Dr. Paul J. O’Reilly.

Dr. McLean and Dr. O’Reilly have collectively spent more than 50 years leading seminars as members of the Thomas Aquinas College teaching faculty. At the College, all classes are taught via the discussion method. The curriculum consists exclusively of the great books of Western civilization, including various Church documents and encyclicals.

Some Comments from Previous Seminars:

  • “Great and fascinating discussion.”
  • “The seminar was excellent. Excellent format, excellent discussion.”
  • “Perfect topic for today’s event.”

The seminar is open only to registered attendees of the Legatus Summit who register for the seminar. Space is limited. Register now for the seminar.

1. Register online.

2. Read the brief, highly accessible reading (PDF). Once you register for the seminar, a copy will be mailed to you.

Questions? Please e-mail Robert Bagdazian or call, 805-421-5927.

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– Rev. Wojciech Giertych, O.P.

Theologian of the Papal Household