The Faculty of Theology and the Għaqda Studenti tat-Teoloġija cordially invite you to the Aquinas Public Lecture on Thursday 14 March at 19:00 at the Old Refectory Hall, Archbishop's Curia, Floriana.
Rev. Prof. Joseph Carola, SJ will deliver a lecture on: "Making Patristics Pertinent: Ttheological Echoes and Anticipations from John Heny Newman's 1833 Mediterranean Tour".
Prof. Joseph Carola, SJ, was born in Houston, Texas, in 1962. Having entered the New Orleans Province of the Society of Jesus in 1980, he was ordained priest in 1993. He studied philosophy and modern foreign languages at Saint Louis University as well as theology at the Weston School of Theology and the Pontifical Gregorian University. In 2001 he obtained his doctorate in theology and patristic sciences from the Patristic Institute Augustinianum in Rome. He is the author of Augustine of Hippo: The Role of the Laity in Ecclesial Reconciliation (2005). He has contributed to the Augustinus-Lexikon (2008) and published in Augustinian Studies, Gregorianum, and Faith. Since 2002 he has been a professor of patristic theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.