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St Andrew’s Foundation for Catholic Teacher Education


Annual Cardinal Winning Lecture

Catholic Education: A Theological Project

by Professor Tracey Rowland

(Dean & Permanent Fellow of the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family (Melbourne)

(Member of the International Theological Commission)

on Saturday 6th February 2016 at 9.45am

in Sir Charles Wilson Lecture Theatre, University Avenue, Glasgow


A Catholic vision of education is built upon a Catholic anthropology. A basic Catholic theological principle is that everything in creation has been marked by the form of the Trinity, and this is especially so of the human person. Trinitarian relationships abound in nature as mathematicians tell us, and within Catholic anthropology there is a highly important Trinitarian relationship between faculties of the human soul, such as the intellect, the memory and the will, and the theological virtues of faith, hope and love, and the transcendental properties of being, principally, truth, beauty and goodness. Getting these anthropological foundations right was the secret of the success of the great religious educational orders.


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