Category Archives: Seven Fine Arts

St. Francis On Liberal Education

Well call me a prophet! The very eve of the election of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio as our new Pope Francis, the Holy Spirit must have moved me to quote St. Bonaventure speaking about whom? Why, of course, St Francis! Not … Continue reading

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Modern education and Specialization…a digression

Among the chief marks by which the “modern school” distinguishes itself from the “classical school” is its adherence to the educational doctrine that proposes specialization as a virtue. The doctrine of “specialization” asserts that every student ought to become a … Continue reading

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Soil of Civilization

Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman takes first place, among authors of recent memory, for enunciating most clearly the principles and procedure of a Classical Liberal Education. He alone seems to understand fully the role of the seven liberal arts in … Continue reading

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