St. Thomas of Villanova Day of Service: Saturday Sept 22nd, all day.  The University-wide day of service is fast approaching.  To register with our department, go to the registration page here and select ‘Villanova Graduate Theology Department.’  Friends and family welcome to join!  For questions, contact Luke Pigott at

Food, Fire, and Fellowship.  Back by popular demand!  Grad student Matt Riddle has generously offered his apartment in Ambler once again for a fall potluck party!  Come prepared to sit outside around the firepit- musical instruments encouraged.  Please bring a food or drink item to share- dinner, appetizer, or dessert items all encouraged.  Significant others and spouses welcome.  Contact Matt Riddle with questions at

Greek Study Group.  Come practice Greek with fellow students at the Panera in Wayne.  Meetings held on Sundays at 1pm.  Contact Charlie Johnson for more information:

Bishop Eustace Preparatory School has had a sudden departure of a theology faculty member and is looking for an immediate replacement. If interested, please contact Ellen Hildenbrand immediately at


This Week!

Monday, September 10th

Happy feast of St. Nicholas of Tolentine!  Read more about this Augustinian saint here.

Tuesday, September 11th

Ellen Davis, Amos Ragan Kearns Distinguished Professor of Bible and Practical Theology at Duke Divinity School and author of Scripture, Culture, and Agriculture: An Agrarian Reading of the Bible, will be speaking on a related topic at 4 PM in Driscoll Auditorium.

Cardinal Mahoney visits campus.  He will preside at the 12:05 Mass at St. Thomas of Villanova Church, as well as address the campus on the topic of Immigration at 4:30pm in the Villanova Room of the Connelly Center.  More information here.

Eleventh Anniversary of the Terrorist Attacks on 9-11, Patriot Day.  Please consider taking extra time in prayer this day to pray for the victims, perpetrators, and all those impacted by these and all such terrorist attacks.  Corr Chapel and St. Thomas of Villanova Church are open all day during the school year for quiet prayer, except when Mass is being prayed.

Wednesday, September 12th

Thursday, September 13th

Reconsiderations IV: A Conference on the Thought and Legacy of Augustine of Hippo. Augustine: Ancient Inspiration, Modern Muse.  Hosted by Villanova’s own Augustinian Institute, this conference will reflect upon Augustine’s impressive impact upon cultures both ancient and contemporary.  More info and registration online here.

Friday, September 14th

Reconsiderations IV continues.

“Where Difference Matters: Social Ethics in the Contemporary World”, Prof. Ingeborg Gabriel of Austria.  Hosted by Temple University, 3-6 pm.  More information online here.

8:00 pm: Swing Dance with Lessons to be hosted by the Jack’sYACS Catholic young adult community in center city.  No previous dancing experience necessary, and people of all faith backgrounds most welcome.  Details online here, contact Lauren Joyce at if you’d like to know other people who are going.

Saturday, September 15th

Reconsiderations IV continues.

Sunday, September 16th


Mark Your Calendar:

The first fall “Ethics for Lunch” program will be held on Tuesday, September 18th from 11:30- 1:00.  Scott Newbert, Villanova professor of Management and Operations, will discuss “Achieving Capitalism Through Entrepreneurial Justice.”  St. Augustine Room 300.  Bring your own lunch, drinks and dessert provided.  For questions, contact Dr. Selin Gursozlu at 

Alasdaire MacIntyre comes to campus on September 27th!  He will be the first recipient of the new Civitas Dei Medal awarded by the Office for Mission and Ministry.  More information here.


Upcoming Conferences:

Villanova’s Graduate ‘Integrative Coloquium.’ October 4th, 4:30- 7:15, Falvey Library with Prof. Mary Hines, Emmanuel College, Boston.  Held each fall, this colloquium aims to  (a) practice and facilitate unitas, the integration, or synthesis, of knowledge in the midst of a community of learners; (b) facilitate and advance academic dialogue among students and faculty; and (c) demonstrate the interdisciplinary nature of theological inquiry in the Augustinian Tradition.  All faculty teaching, and all students enrolled in, graduate courses participate in the Colloquium. Please note that student participation in the Colloquium is a course requirement. The Colloquium is the only class-event in the Graduate Program during the week of the Colloquium (that is, it substitutes for regular classes). We will conclude this important academic event with a wine and cheese reception.