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Knowing How to be Happy: Prudence in the thought of Saint Thomas Aquinas

Feb 7 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Angelicum Thomistic Institute – Virtue Online Series

Knowing How to be Happy: Prudence in the thought of Saint Thomas Aquinas

Sr. Mary Christa Nutt, RSM
Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma, MI

7 February 2022
7pm CET / 6pm GMT / 1pm EST

Language: English

How do we know what to do to in order to find lasting happiness? If today we sometimes equate prudence with caution or timidity, to Aquinas, prudence is the virtue by which we may attain to greater personal fulfillment and true freedom. To see prudence from his perspective more fully, we need to enter into his view of the world, God, man and virtue. Then, we too may appreciate the importance of prudence for happiness in our lives as he did!

Sister Mary Christa Nutt is a member of the Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma, Michigan.  She is currently serving on the General Council of her Institute and as the local superior in Alma, MI, where she also teaches Thomistic philosophy and theology to the postulants and novices. Sister earned a baccalaureate, license of sacred theology, and a doctoral degree in moral theology at the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas in Rome.  She is presently working on publishing her first book on freedom and religious obedience.

This is an online lecture. You can live-stream it on YouTube without registering, but if you register, we will send you a Zoom link via email and you will have an opportunity to submit questions to the speaker after the talk.

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