Life with the Cloistered Domincan Nuns

Life with the Cloistered Domincan Nuns

Friday, July 8, 2011

Philosophy Presentations!

Last year at the MTS program, we studied philosophy under Fr. Brian Chrzastek, O.P. At the end of the class, each student chose a philosophical topic or a particular philosopher to study during the year and present this summer. Now the time for sharing the fruits of our studies has come!
Sr. Mary of the Savior, O.P., from the Monastery of the Blessed Sacrament in Farmington Hills, MI is leading our seminar. This is a historic moment as it is the first time a Dominican nun has led a seminar for Dominican nuns at a study program in the United States!

Sr. Mary Frances (Farmington Hills, MI) presented on the topic "What is Philosophy?" 

Sr. Mary Giuse (Lufkin, TX) chose to address the topic, "The Emergence of Religion from Philosophy: Buddhism and Christianity" 

Sr. Mary Gabriel (Lufkin, TX) spoke to us about the philosophy of Thomas Hobbes.


Sr. Mary Dominic (Lufkin, TX) gave a fascinating Power Point presentation on the philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre.

Sr. Mary Thomas (Lufkin, TX) gestured emphatically while discussing the philosophy of Immanuel Kant. Sr. Mary Frances (Farmington Hills, MI) and Sr. Mary Gabriel (Lufkin, TX) are listening! 

Sr. Maria Teresa (Summit, NJ) explains to the seminar about the "Materialists, the Idealists, and the Reconciled" while Sr. Joseph Maria (Summit) and Sr. Mary John look on.

Sr. Mary Rose (Lufkin, TX) explains some of the philosophy of Wittgenstein using monastic examples.
Sr. Mary of the Savior seems pleased with our year of work! 

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