College of Fellows
The contemporary issues that we must engage – whether ideas or realities – are found in a variety of disciplines. Conversation and discernment in relation to politics, law, economics, the sciences, technology, the arts etc. is therefore vital. To address this need, in 2006 under the leadership of Michael Sweeney, OP, DSPT founded the DSPT College of Fellows.
The Fellows are enriched by their own collaboration and serve as a unique resource to our School. Every year they gather on campus for the Convocation of the College of Fellows and consider relevant questions in light of their own experience and also their faith. Throughout the academic year, individual members will also present colloquia to illumine issues where more probing philosophical and theological consideration is necessary. They model collaboration in the mission of the Church, and offer guidance to interested students.
Our religious students obviously have an office in the Church. But so also do lay women and men. Theirs is directed towards the fulfillment of the secular mission of the Church, which is to redeem the culture. The Fellows are instrumental in helping our School achieve its mission to prepare our students to engage and to convert by means of a loving fidelity to both the truths that are knowable by reason, and also the truth that is revealed in Jesus Christ.