Philosophy professor to speak on prayer at Thomas Lecture

Thursday April 12
St. Bede Theater
7 p.m. Central Time

Dr. Caitlin Smith Gilson will present the annual Thomas Lecture on Philosophy and Theology at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology in St. Meinrad, IN.

The lecture will be held on Thursday, April 12, at 7 p.m. Central Time in St. Bede Theater. This year’s lecture is titled “Prayer, Suffering and Self-Presence.”

Smith Gilson received her PhD in philosophy from the Pontificia Università della Santa Croce in Rome, and she is currently an associate professor of philosophy at the University of the Holy Cross in New Orleans.

She is the author of four books, The Metaphysical Presuppositions of Being-in-the-World, The Philosophical Question of Christ, The Political Dialogue of Nature and Grace and her most recent, Immediacy and Meaning: J.K. Huysmans and the Immemorial Origin of Metaphysics (Bloomsbury, 2017).

Professor Smith Gilson is a member of the UK Centre of Theology and Philosophy and the American Maritain Association.

The Thomas Lecture is made possible by an endowment established in honor of the late George and Mary Thomas and the late Fr. Kieran Conley, OSB. The lecture provides an opportunity for students and faculty at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology to explore issues in philosophy and theology.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Parking is available at the St. Bede, Guest House and student parking lots. Saint Meinrad operates on Central Time. For more information, call Mary Jeanne Schumacher at (812) 357-6501 during business hours.