Readings discussed at dinner-dialogues

“Reflections on the Right Use of School Studies with a View to the Love of God” by Simone Weil    
Essays about three saints from Paul Elie, editor, A Tremor of Bliss:  Contemporary Writers on the Saints:  On Thomas Aquinas:  “Nuns, Prophecies, Communists, the Bomb, the Dread of Angels, Reason, Faith, and the Summa Theologica” by Richard Bausch; On The Virgin Martyrs:  “Between ‘Point Vierge’ and the ‘Usual Spring’” by Kathleen Norris ; and On Saint Jean de Brebeuf:  “Second Thoughts on Certainty:  Saint Jean de Brebeuf among the Hurons” by Tobias Wolff    
“What is A Feast?” by Joseph Pieper     
Principal Address by Marilynne Robinson, Pulitzer Prize winner and renowned author, given at Holy Cross     
“Faith” by Frederick Buechner    
“Purple Hibiscus” pp. 89-109 by Chimamanda Adichie    
“On Integrating Christian Faith and Human Reason” by Chris L. Firestone    
“Living as the Beloved” by Henri J.M. Nouwen    
“John Henry Newman on the Psychology of Faith and Reason” by Jeff McLeod    
“God, Science and Imagination” by Wendell Berry    
“The Scholarly Vocation” by Christopher Janosik, EdD    
“Augustine’s Advice to  Teachers and Students, Ever Ancient, Ever New” by John Immerwahr, PhD    
“Called Through Relationship” by Elizabeth Newman    
“Teaching and Learning in the Augustinian Tradition” and “Six Pillars of Augustinian Education” both by Dr. Christopher Janosik    
“Augustine’s ‘Confessions’ and the Harmony of Faith and Reason” by Carl E. Olson    
“Inspiring Faith and Engaging Reality: Promoting Civic Virtue in a Secular Age, by Mark Ravizza, SJ    
"Virtuous Minds: Intellectual Character Development, For Students, Educators and Parents" by Philip E. Dow    
"Seeds of Contemplation: Self-Discovery, Solitude, Faith" by Thomas Merton    
"Mind your Faith: A Student's Guide to Thinking and Living Well" by David Horner    
"The Call: Finding and Fulfilling the Central Purpose of your Life" by Os Guinness