27th Annual St. Thomas Aquinas Lecture, “St. Catherine of Siena: Becoming Fully Human”

Presented by Catholic Studies

Speaker: Fr. Thomas McDermott, OP

Fr. Thomas McDermott is a Dominican friar and member of the Province of St. Albert the Great headquartered in Chicago. He has served in many positions in the Order: missionary in Nigeria, provincial, pastor, professor and a writer on the spiritual thought of the Dominican saint and mystic Catherine of Siena. He wrote his doctoral dissertation on St. Catherine at the Angelicum in Rome. Among his works are Catherine of Siena: Spiritual development in her life and teaching (Paulist, 2008), Filled With All the Fullness of God: An introduction to Catholic spirituality (Bloomsbury, 2013), Catherine of Siena: Essays on Her Life and Teaching (New Priory Press, 2013), and Giacinto D'Urso, Catherine of Siena, Doctor of the Church: Notes on her life and teaching (New Priory Press, 2013). He also edits a website on Catherine of Siena: http://www.drawnbylove.com