|Dr. Mary Catherine Sommers|
Department of Philosophy
Center for Thomistic Studies
Director of the Center for Thomistic Studies
- Ph.D.,University of Toronto, 1982
- M.S.L, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 1976
- M.A., University of Toronto, 1972
- B.A., Whitman College, 1971
- 1978 1986 Niagara University, NY (Asst. Professor 1978- 84; Assoc. Professor 1984-1986)
- 1987 University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas (Visiting Asst. Professor 1989; Asst. Professor 1989-1991; Assoc. Professor 1991-1997; Professor 1997-)
- “Owens, Joseph, CSsR” in New Catholic Encyclopedia, Supplement 2010, v.2, 874-6.
- “Topsy-Turvy: The Problem of Providence in Aquinas’ Commentary on Job.” In St. Thomas and the Problem of Evil: Choice, History, & Providence. Proceedings of the American Maritain Association, 2011.
Recent Lectures & Papers:
- “’Out of the Fullness of Contemplation’: The Fate of Aquinas’ Innovations to the Concepts of the Vita Contemplativa and the Vita Activa.” For the 2010 South-Central Renaissance Conference. Exploring the Renaissance: An International Conference, Corpus Christi, TX, 18-20 March 2010.
- “The Authority of Women in the Church: An Historical Perspective.” keyntoe Speech, 4th Biennial General Assembly of the Galveston-Houston Archiocesan Council of Catholic Women, St. Mary Church, La Porte, TX (April 24, 2010).
- “Catherine of Siena’s Vision of the Life-Saving Bridge” for 3rd Annual Zambosco-Thomas Colloquium: In Dialogue with St. Catherine of Siena & Florence Nightingale (February 22, 2011).
- “Thomas Aquinas and the Triumph of “Womanly’ Courage.” For the Mary T. Clark Chair of Christian Philosophy Lecture, Manhattanville College, 07 April 2011.
"The Authority of Women in the Church: An Historical Perspective." Keynote Speech, 4th Biennial General Assembly of the Galveston-Houston Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women, St. Mary Church, La Porte, TX, 24 April 2010.
- St. Thomas Aquinas
- Medieval Logic