Legatus Summit Seminar: “Light of Faith”

02/06/2014 1:00 pm
02/06/2014 3:00 pm

A Guided Discussion of Pope Francis’ First Encyclical


In conjunction withLegatus
Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
Orlando, Fla.
Lunch: 1:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Seminar: 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

What is the proper relationship between faith and truth, and faith and love? How is faith connected to the common good? What role does faith play in edifying and shaping family and society?

Such questions, which press upon our daily lives as Christians and weigh heavily on the public-policy issues of our time, lie at the heart of Catholic teaching.

Please join members of the faculty of Thomas Aquinas College for a complimentary lunch and seminar about the meaning and implications of The Light of Faith. The lunch and seminar will take place on the from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 6, 2014, at the Legatus Summit in Orlando, Fla. (While all are encouraged to read the whole of the encyclical, the seminar will focus on the first half — the introduction plus chapters 1-2).

This seminar is not a lecture; nor is it a discourse among a panel of experts. Everyone in attendance is invited to participate actively in the conversation, working together to distill and analyze the meaning of this important document. 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.”

Registration for the seminar and complimentary lunch is open only to registered attendees of the Legatus Summit. To participate:

1. Register for the Legatus Summit (Legatus members and their guests only).

2. Register for the Thomas Aquinas College Seminar and Complimentary Lunch. (After you have registered, the College will mail you a copy of The Light of Faith.)

Space is limited — register now! Questions? Please e-mail Robert Bagdazian or call, 805-421-5927. 

Seminar - McLean

“Thomas Aquinas College is lending a helpful hand to the Church to fulfill her mission. There is no doubt that this Christian environment that is nurtured here is the main cause why there have been so many responses to the call of God to the priesthood and to the consecrated life in the female and male students of your College.”

– Zenon Cardinal Grocholewski


Congregation for Catholic Education