New Perspectives on Early Lay Dominicans: Our Changing Understanding of the Black Penitents and Dominican Third Order in the Middle Ages

Hosted By:   Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology

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Fr. Augustine Thompson, O.P., Professor of History at DSPT, will explain our evolving understanding of early lay Dominicans. Fr. Augustine has written extensively on the religious life of lay people in Medieval Italy and is the author of the best-selling "Francis of Assisi: A New Biography."

Join us in person at DSPT or participate via Livestreaming. Please only RSVP "Yes" "No" or "Maybe" with respect to attending this event in person at DSPT, as space at DSPT is limited.

Please extend this invitation! Consider organizing a viewing with friends if you are unable to attend in person.

This lecture is part of our celebration of the 800th Jubilee Year of the Order of Preachers (the Dominicans). 

Image: Giovani di Paolo, "The Mystic Marriage of Saint Catherine of Siena," c.1460.

Date & Time:

Tuesday, November 17 at 7:30 PM (PST)



2301 Vine St.
Berkeley, CA 94708

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Angela Raymond 11/17/15

Where can I find a video of this event?

Angela Raymond

Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology 11/19/15

Hello Angela, the video is currently viewable on our livestream page:…aydominicans. Enjoy!

-Manuel Nikel-Zueger


Karen Poehailos 11/16/15

Live streaming from Charlottesville, VA! Hi to Fr. Augustine from the laity at St. Thomas Aquinas.

Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology 11/17/15

Hello from Berkeley, Karen! I'll be sure to extend your greetings to Fr. Augustine.

-Manuel Nikel-Zueger


Michael Torre 11/16/15

I very much regret not being able to make this event, but a previous engagement could not be broken.

Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology 11/17/15

Thanks for the note, Michael. We'll look forward to the next time. The video of the presentation will be made available, should you like to watch it later.

Marianne Jablonski 11/13/15

Looking forward to this opportunity. Thanks, Western Province & Fr. Augustine!

Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology 11/17/15

You are most welcome, Marianne. We're glad that you'll be able to take part!

Mr. Ambrose Little, O.P. 11/10/15

Will be joining livestream. Thanks for making this possible.

Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology 11/10/15

Absolutely! We're glad that you can join us.

Mr. Ambrose Little, O.P. 11/17/15

Looks like I may not be able to make it tonight. Will there be a recording for later review?

Gabriel Mosher, OP 11/10/15

I will be projecting the livestream at Holy Rosary Parish in Portland in our Parish Hall.

Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology 11/10/15

Wonderful, Fr. Gabriel; that great news! I hope that you get a good gathering. We'll be able to field questions via Livestream.

Sandra Tasca 10/31/15

Will stream from Washington.

Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology 11/09/15

Great; glad you can join us, Sandra!

donna zuroweste 10/30/15

Via streaming from St. Louis...

Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology 11/09/15

Excellent; thank you for joining us remotely via livestream. Please spread the word!


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  • Manuel Nikel-Zueger
  • Alanmorris02
  • Andromeda Abushady (+2)
  • Angela Raymond (+1)
  • Angie Verdun (+1)
  • Barbara Lutz
  • Beverly Gilraine
  • Bruce Trigo
  • Candice von Schilling
  • Carolyn Reese
  • Chris Renz, OP
  • Chris Silva
  • Christine Larousse (+1)
  • Christopher Tse
  • David Paternostro, S.J.
  • Donna McBroom-Theriot
  • Doris Nevin
  • Edmund Pierzchala (+3)
  • Elena Melendez
  • G Sims (+1)
  • Georgia Buettner (+1)
  • Gloria Escalona (+2)
  • Gloria Serpa (+1)
  • Grant Fenske (+1)
  • Gregory Liu
  • Hilary Martin, OP
  • Ian Brooks
  • James Curran
  • Jan Edmiston (+1)
  • Janine Zaebst
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