A Year of Discernment
Spend a year learning about Catholic culture, spirituality and the vocation of priesthood.
In this component of the propaedeutic year, students become immersed in the multiple voices and perspectives of the Modern Catholic Novel.
We focus on various modern classics that foster an appreciation for the Catholic sacramental worldview in a distinctly modern context.
Varying portraits of religious commitment and the ministerial priesthood are explored, as students examine how literature can enrich our development of empathy as fundamental to living virtuous lives of Christian discipleship.
First Quarter: Robert Hugh Benson, Lord of the World; Georges Bernanos, The Diary of a Country Priest
Second Quarter: Shusako Endo, Silence; J.F. Powers, Morte D'Urban
Third Quarter: Willa Cather, Death Comes for the Archbishop; Graham Greene, The Power and the Glory
Fourth Quarter: Flannery O'Connor, Wise Blood; Walker Percy, The Moviegoer