Center for Faith and Learning

The Center for Faith and Learning provides opportunities for students and faculty to explore the vocation of the mind and the depths of the Spirit in the way of Augustine, who searched for knowledge in the context of community. The Center promotes critical inquiry among friends who enter into dialogue dedicated to the integration of faith and learning, the hallmark of Augustinian pedagogy.

The Center for Faith and Learning is rooted in the Catholic/Christian intellectual tradition and is a place where transformative, intellectual life is in dialogue with all faith traditions.

Villanova Present at National Catholic Sisters Week

Villanova at National Catholic Sisters Week

Villanova Junior Megan Hopkins, LAS (left) and Beth Hassel, PBVM, DMin, Director, Center for Faith and Learning (center), participate in a prayer service at National Catholic Sisters Week.  Hosted by St. Catherine University, St. Paul, Minnesota, the event was held March 8-14 and was attended by over 160 religious and lay women worldwide.

Upcoming Events

Faculty Dialogue Luncheons

We are pleased to acknowledge that the Center for Faith and Learning Faculty Dialogue Luncheon program during the '13-'14 academic year is underwritten in part by a grant from the Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts Small Grant program

Exploring our Faith Traditions

The next dialogue luncheon on this topic will be scheduled for the Fall 2014 semester.  Please check back for updates.

Teaching as Vocation

  • Wednesday, April 9, 12:30 till 1:45 p.m., Corr Hall Lounge, faculty presenters:  Aronte Bennett, PhD, Marketing and Business Law; David Dinehart, PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Joseph Orkwiszewski, PhD, Biology; Associate Dean for Baccalaureate Studies.

For detailed information including names of faculty presenters, check the "Past Contributors" page under the Faculty Dialogue Luncheons page.

Faith & Learning Scholars Program

St. Augustine II group (2014-2017) now being formed!

The formation process for the '14-'15 community of faculty Mentors and student Scholars (freshmen who will then be rising sophomores) is now underway.  Both the Mentor application (deadline 2/14/14) and Scholar application (deadline 3/12/14) are posted on those respective pages on the right hand side.  Please feel free to contact us at the Center for more information or to answer any questions you may have.


Center for Faith and Learning Awarded Lilly Fellows Program Small Grant

VILLANOVA, Pa. - The Center for Faith and Learning at Villanova University has been awarded $3,000 from the Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts Small Grant program.  A Center within the Office for Mission & Ministry, this is the first grant the Center for Faith and Learning has received.

The Center for Faith and Learning offers a number of programs for students and faculty.  This grant will be used in support of the “Faculty Dialogue Luncheons” program.  This program, which began in the 2011-2012 academic year, offers faculty the opportunity to gather at four times each semester to share a meal and to dialogue on key topics surrounding faith, teaching and Augustinian community....

Please click link below to view the full press release


For More Information

Director: Beth Hassel, PBVM, D.Min.

Telephone: 610-519-4088

Location: Corr Hall, Room 4


Anne Minicozzi

Administrative Assistant:

 Anne Minicozzi, MFA, MA

Telephone:  610-519-3261

Location:  Corr Hall, Room 3



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