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Priestly Life and Ministry (PLM) workshop is a programme that draws its inspiration from the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Saint John Paul II, Pastores Dabo Vobis, a document that speaks to the question of the formation of priests in our contemporary context. Observing the interconnectedness of the four areas of priestly formation, namely human […]
The Order of Preachers (Province of Saint Joseph the Worker, Nigeria and Ghana) in collaboration with Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) and the Center for Child Protection (CCP), Rome invites Catholic priests in the Ecclesiastical Province of Ibadan to a five-day workshop focused on addressing issues concerning abuse of power, especially sexual abuse […]
The Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas in Rome in collaboration with the Thomistic Institute at the Angelicum is hosting the Eleventh International Thomistic Congress, September 21-25, 2020 (Angelicum Rome). The theme is: Vetera novis augere. The resources of the Thomist tradition in the current context.https://romathomism2020.com/The official languages are English, Italian, Spanish, French.Over 100 presentations are foreseen, on a […]
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Augustine A. Farinola
Augustine A Farinola (DI Alumnus, 2007; Lecturer, Currently a Lecturer at Dominican University)
Philosophy at the Dominican Institute, Ibadan, gave me an invaluable experience and this has equipped me with mental, social, emotional, and intellectual resources needed to cope with the challenges of life anywhere I find myself. The Professors (and virtually all the lecturers) really set the foundation for my quest for excellence in life. They urged us to discuss what we have learnt and ensure that theories are contextualized in a way that we experience a blend of theory and praxis. Our class participation went beyond question-asking, we were made to render presentations, as well as obliged to submit weekly summary of a reviewed classical texts (works of Great Scholars within various Philosophical Tradition). After four years of assiduous study and disciplined schedules, I did not just gain advancement in critical and innovative thinking, I have also developed several skills (especially in Music and Computing). Today, my academic and entrepreneurial engagements testify to the solid foundation laid during my training at the Dominican Institute, Ibadan.