Aquinas Academy of Pittsburgh

Southwestern PA’s only Preschool through Grade 12 Private Catholic School

A Preschool - Grade 12 Private Catholic School

Mon., 11/29/21 is Block Day 8

Aquinas Academy Distinguished Speaker Series

Aquinas Academy Distinguished Speaker Series: To Be Jesus Crucified

Editor-in-chief, Magnificat

Fr. Sebastian White, O.P.

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

p.m. EST

Mross McGonigle Hall: Aquinas Academy of Pittsburgh Campus

A light reception will follow the talk. Lectures are free and open to the public.

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Deus caritas est, God is love, says Saint John. We have heard this expression many times, and, as Christians, we all say we believe in a loving God. Very often, however, it can seem that God is quite distant from us— slow to answer our prayers, or all too willing to send crosses and trials into our life. What are the sources of encouragement and strength that we can take refuge in and meditate on when we are anxious, tired, frustrated, sad, lonely, wounded, or even angry? What are some of the principles we find in Scripture and in the faith to help us in times of difficulties? In this talk Father Sebastian will help us to understand why one of the greatest graces we can receive in the Christian life is to be able to suffer well, and to maintain peace of soul through every circumstance.

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About the Speaker

Father Sebastian White, O.P. is a Dominican friar and priest, stationed in New York City. He grew up in Maine, and after being raised Protestant, returned to the Catholic Church in 2004, one year after graduating from Gordon College, where he studied economics. He lived in Austria for four years before entering the Dominican order. After being ordained a priest in 2014, he served as chaplain at the Catholic Center at NYU for four years. Since then, he serves as editor-in-chief of Magnificat, a monthly Catholic magazine with nearly 300,000 subscribers.


Member of Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools Member of Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Ranked No.1 Catholic High School in Pennsylvania by 2015 & 2016 Ranked No.1 Catholic High School in Pittsburgh Area by 2015-2022