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Napa Institute Discussion Seminar

Thursday, July 23, 2020, 07:30am to 09:00am

Knowing Your Faith: A Key to Effective Evangelization

Hosted by Thomas Aquinas College


In conjunction with the
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Meritage Resort and Spa
Napa, California
Salons B&C
Carneros Ballroom
Thursday, July 23, 2020
7:30 – 9:00 a.m. 
Open to all conference attendees

St. Peter tells us: “Always be prepared to make a defense to anyone who calls you to account for the hope that is in you.” Effective evangelization requires us to be prepared. One way to prepare oneself to be effective in evangelization is to understand the Church’s teaching on the relationship between faith and reason. To that end, it is worth reflecting on St. Thomas Aquinas’ discussion of these matters in the Summa Contra Gentiles.

In this short, accessible passage, St. Thomas shows that there is no opposition between faith and reason. Indeed, he argues that “to give assent to the truths of faith is not foolishness even though they are above reason” (emphasis added).  

Please join members of the faculty of Thomas Aquinas College for a deeper look at these important and timely passages at this year’s Napa Institute conference, “How to Effect the New Evangelization in our Own Lives.” The seminar is open, free of charge, to all of the conference’s attendees.

1. Register for the Napa Institute Conference.

2. Register for the Thomas Aquinas College’s Seminar.

3. Read the brief reading before the seminar. The College will mail it to you, but you can also can download and print it for yourself:

Space is limited — register now! Questions? Please e-mail Paul O'Reilly or call, 805-727-6191

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“I admire this college and your faithfulness to the Church’s mission for higher education and the New Evangelization.”

– The Most Rev. José H. Gomez

Archbishop of Los Angeles