The Vocation of the Catholic University Professor
A Catholic university should invite students into a community of profound intellectual conversion. Its atmosphere is alive with the gaudium de veritate of Saint Augustine, the joy in the truth. Just there, in a classroom or laboratory at the end of the hallway, is to be found the “stupor” or astonishment of mind of Dante’s Convivio. There are many ways for this conversion to happen, but it simply will not happen without the teaching faculty. They are the lifeblood.