Lumen Mag_Fall Winter 2022


othing but you, Lord.” The words of St. Thomas Aquinas, shown in

We are delighted to share with you in this issue a broad sampling of the Catholic Studies vision – through insightful articles on Monsignor Terrence Murphy’s view of a Catholic university (Joan Wieland ‘20, ‘22 CSMA), God and mathematics (Heather LeCair ‘21), sacred art (Katy Wehr), and alumni in business (Susanna Bolle Parent ‘13), to name a few. For the next year, we at Catholic Studies are focused on those who follow in this exploration of the Incarnation – the students, parents, alumni, benefactors and leaders who will also say, “Nothing but you, Lord.” Our strategic plan, fundraising goals, and 30th anniversary celebration in 2023 all point to this extraordinary mission that transforms hearts and minds to see Christ in all that they are and in all that they do. Please keep our efforts in your prayers and know of our gratitude for each of you. 

detail on the cover of this issue of Lumen, capture the essence of his faith. Aquinas heard the Lord ask while he was deep in prayer, “You have written well of me, Thomas. What reward would you have for your labor?” The Doctor of the Church replied, “Non Aliam Nisi Te.” Translated, “Nothing but you, Lord.” In a similar way, the bold and entrepreneurial vision that fueled the Catholic Studies movement at the University of St. Thomas nearly 30 years ago made a similar claim: to keep Christ at the center of the spiritual, academic and social lives of our students. This does not mean Catholic Studies lives in its own bubble. On the contrary, Catholic Studies serves as a bridge to the dynamic engagement of faith and reason locating the arts, sciences, humanities and professions on the widest possible conceptual map.



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