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7:00 PM Authentic Friendship: From Longing to Living

  • Frassati House 2004 Terrace Place Nashville, TN, 37203 United States (map)

Vanderbilt

7:00 pm

Frassati House

A talk by Sister Mary Madeline Todd, OP (Aquinas College)

This event is co-sponsored by University Catholic and Aquinas College

Free and open to the public. 

Talk Description: Aquinas echoed Aristotle's fundamental ideas about friendship. Beyond use and pleasure, there is the possibility of a virtuous or perfect friendship. We may know intellectually that such a friendship requires benevolence, mutuality, and sharing of life, but these concepts can prove elusive in practice. This talk will explore some of the contemporary challenges we face in these areas and some suggestions of ways to open ourselves more fully to the experience of authentic friendship.  

Speaker Bio: Sr. Mary Madeline Todd is a Dominican Sister of Saint Cecilia Congregation, serving as Assistant Professor of Theology at Aquinas College in Nashville. She studied theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville and earned her doctorate from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. She writes and speaks on spiritual and moral theology, especially on the dignity of the human person in Christ.

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