Faith and Learning Scholars Program

 “Augustine believed in the power of a community dedicated to the collective pursuit of truth and Christian friendship. At Villanova, this spirit comes alive through the students, faculty, staff, administrators, and Augustinian Friars who are united in a passionate pursuit of knowledge and service to others. This mutual commitment to Veritas, Unitas, Caritas – Truth, Unity, Love – serves as a living embodiment of the University’s Catholic and Augustinian mission and creates an environment that fosters exciting opportunities for learning and growth.”

Fr. Peter Donohue, OSA

Consistent with this visionary statement, the Center for Faith and Learning provides the opportunity 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 activities of the Center promote critical inquiry in the context of community and friendship, where those who enter the dialogue, seek integration of faith, which is the hallmark of Augustinian pedagogy. 

In the Faith and Learning Scholars program Faculty Mentors and Student Scholars together will:

  • discuss what it means to be engaged in a search for truth and to be dedicated to the intellectual life,
  • explore ways to balance contemplation and activity,
  • consider one’s future potential for service to society, the academy and the Church,
  • grow through knowledge to wisdom.

St. Monica II group (2015-2018) will be formed beginning January 2015

The formation process for the '15-'16 community of faculty Mentors and student Scholars (freshmen who will then be rising sophomores) will begin in January 2015.  Both the prior year Mentor application and Scholar application are posted on the right for reference till the new ones are prepared.  Please feel free to contact us at the Center for more information or to answer any questions you may have.

Please see the Faculty Mentors and Student Scholars pages for more information on each.


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* Scholars application 2014-2015.pdf
Scholars application 2014-2015
* Faculty Mentors application 2014-2015.pdf
Mentors application 2014-2015