Contemplative Wisdom: The goal of a Dominican education


Kurt Pritzl, OP

Fr. Kurt Pritzl gave this lecture at Ohio Dominican University in January 2007. It was published in the Centennial Edition of Dominican Studies (Aug 2011). In it he argues that:

I hope to present a connection or link between contemplation and wisdom, and it will be much like the connection between rest and contemplation mentioned already. If all of us have intellects that function by rest at least as much as by action, then all of us are contemplators. If all of us are contemplators, then all of us—even you and me—can be wise. And if we have the ability to be wise, we have the responsibility to do so, a responsibility to ourselves, that is, to our own fulfillment and happiness, and a responsibility to others.

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