Monday, June 18, 2012

Angelicum professor speaks at the closing plenary session of the 2012 Colloquium of Dominican Colleges and Universities

Prof. Paul Murray, OP, Irish Dominican friar, who teaches at the University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome—the “Angelicum”—where he is president of its Spirituality Institute, spoke at the 12th Biennial  Colloquium of Dominican Universities and Colleges held at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois (USA).

The 2012 Biennial Colloquium of Dominican Higher Education, entitled "The Contemplative Vision: Love, Truth and Reality --An exploration of learning as a long, loving look at reality", hopes to engage that question by exploring the significance of the Dominican contemplative tradition in American higher education. What does the ancient motto Contemplare et contemplate aliis tradere mean for scholars and teachers in the twenty-first century world of transformative learning?

Prof. Murray is also a noted poet, having written four books of poetry as well as five books on spirituality. Recent books include The New Wine of Dominican Spirituality: A Drink Called Happiness (2006) and Journey with Jonah: The Spirituality of Bewilderment (2002). His topic for the conference was: "Thomas Aquinas: Poet and Contemplative."