The lecture was given as part of the West Coast Intellectual Retreat held at St. Albert's Priory March 22-24, 2019.
The handout for the lecture can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByaUbskxe22xQTN4X1lGYUREU1hnOGNfYm5CYk1xWmkyMTRz/view?usp=sharing
Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. (Assistant Director of Campus Outreach for the Thomistic Institute)
Prof. Steven Jensen - University of St. Thomas (Houston)
Fr. John Corbett, O.P. - Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception
1. Principles of the Moral Life
2. The One Thing Necessary: The Last End and Beatitude
3. Our Good and God: Our Place Within the Greater Good
4. In Us Without Us: The Infused Virtues
5. Beyond Human Means: The Gifts of the Holy Spirit
Retreat Theme Description:
In the teaching of St. Thomas Aquinas, all creation proceeds from God and returns to him. With the complication of sin, that return is complicated. In Jesus Christ and through the sacraments, God orchestrates the redemption of sinful man by gradually introducing him into the life of divine communion. And, in that movement, man is engaged not merely as a passive recipient, but also as an agent—as a protagonist.
Given this understanding, questions of morality cannot simply be boiled down to do’s and don’ts. For St. Thomas, the moral life is first about God and then about the way we are called to return to Him. This is what we mean by “the good life.”
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