Monday, March 4, 2013

Fr. Benedict Ashley, OP - R.I.P.

It was with a heavy heart that I heard of the passing of Fr. Benedict Ashley, OP on February 23, 2013.  Educated at the University of Chicago, Notre Dame, and the Aquinas Institute of Theology, he was a theologian, ethicist, teacher, and one of the greatest Dominican theological voices of the twentieth century.  He was well published, and many including myself, found his history The Dominicans to be their introduction to the Dominican tradition.  He worked up until a few days prior to his death at age 97.  He will be interred today, March 4, 2013. 

May the soul of Fr. Benedict Ashley, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Links of Interest
Aquinas Institute Press Release
Blog of former student, Paul A. Zalonski
Wikipedia Entry for Fr. Benedict Ashley
You Tube Video: Fr. Benedict Ashley Lecture, "Why Theologians should study Philosophy."
Fr. Benedict Ashley offerings at

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