Reading Groups

Undergraduate Thomistic Reading Group


Thomas Aquinas, dressed in Dominican habit with mantle, haloed, holding feather pen, inkwell, and codex.
Saint Thomas Aquinas, by Sandro Botticelli

In an address the Notre Dame College of Arts & Letters, Jacques Maritain highlighted undergraduate education as the appropriate time for, "the development of natural intelligence," wherein, "the end is to cause the student to understand, to grasp the meaning and the basic truths of theology and philosophy." Taking this advice to heart, the Jacques Maritain Center undertakes to form undergraduates in the study of philosophy and theology, treating Thomas Aquinas as an exemplary guide. Toward that end, the Center sponsors a reading group on a special theme each semester. Details about the reading group for Spring 2024 are forthcoming.