Cardinal Pell, Patron of our International Advisory Board, spoke almost 20 years ago on the role that Catholic philosophy can play in the search for freedom in a modern democratic society. The nature of freedom is a question that has puzzled western societies from their very beginnings. In the Centre for Independent Studies’ inaugural Acton
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We have recently learned of the Italian “Studium Scholasticum” and are impressed by their progress. They offer a number of interesting courses in Philosophy, Theology and Biblical Studies, teaching from original Latin texts, for post-graduates. For more information, see their website: https://www.studium-scholasticum.org/about/
Full details of the forthcoming Chavagnes Conference this summer, dedicated to “Mary and Martyrdom” and under the patronage of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, can be found here: http://chavagnes.org/conferences/
Father Frederick William Faber, the great 19th century Oratorian convert of the Oxford movement, is remembered chiefly for a few popular, rather sentimental hymns. But his prolific literary output also tells the story of an ardent soul on a journey of spiritual discovery. Faber, perhaps more than Blessed John Henry Newman, stands for the childlike joy
Chavagnes Studium students are on a study tour to Rome and Sicily this week and next.
James Battye, who is currently working towards our HE Certificate in “The Foundations of the Western Tradition” at the Chavagnes Studium, has just heard today that he has received an unconditional offer to read English at the University of Oxford (St Hilda’s College), starting next autumn. Congratulations to James!
“[…] the people of this country knew how to inhabit and demarcate the world against the barbarous in honour of the seat of the gods. …they knew how to praise what is great and by acknowledging it, to bring themselves in front of the sublime, founding, in this way, a world.” – Martin Heidegger
Here, extracted from the December issue of Eloquentia (due out this week) is an interview with Denis Boyles, one of our faculty at CHAVAGNES STUDIUM 1. Professor Boyles, could you explain how you came to get involved with the work of Chavagnes International College? The opportunity to work alongside professionals dedicated to teaching in tutorial
Our Patron, Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP, Archbishop of Sydney, had the following words for Catholic student leaders during the recent US election campaign: Everyone here today will be aware of the continuing battle between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, as each vies for the Presidency of the United States of America. The nightly news, the
Chavagnes Studium students have been getting to grips with Euclidean geometry, under the watchful eye of Dr Thomas Conlon, as part of their study of the Liberal Arts. At the same time Jake (20) and James (18) are being introduced to Ancient Greek Literature, History and Philosophy, plus Theology and French.