Noted author and popular Catholic TV and radio guest, Dr. Kevin Vost, will speak at this month’s Aquinas Forum, Tues., June 28, at Gloria Deo, 13065 West Center Rd. The lecture series is open to the public. The event begins at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m.
Dr. Vost‘s lecture is entitled, “The Catholic Art of Memory.”
Wouldn‘t it be nice if there was a system of fun, simple, and effective methods to help lock in tenets and lessons of the faith? Imagine knowing by heart the Ten Commandments, the names and order of the books of the Bible, or the reasons we hold core beliefs about the papacy or Marian dogmas. Or how about memorizing the words of favorite prayers or the order of the Holy Mass? And wouldn’t it be something if these memory methods themselves had been developed, enhanced, and passed on to us by some of the most profound Doctors of the Catholic Church?
Well there is such a “Catholic Art of Memory.” St. Albert the Great, the patron saint of scientists, and his foremost student, St. Thomas Aquinas, the patron saint of scholars, have passed it down to us, and it is what this talk by Dr. Kevin Vost is all about. He is the author of Memorize the Faith! and Memorize the Mass.
Attend this lecture with interactive demonstration and you will learn how to master catechetical, apologetic, liturgical, devotional and other such materials literally forward and backward as you write them on the tablet of your heart.
Kevin Vost holds a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) degree from Adler University in Chicago. He has taught psychology and gerontology at Aquinas College in Nashville, the University of Illinois at Springfield, MacMurray College, and Lincoln Land Community College. Dr. Vost has served as a research review committee member for American Mensa, a society promoting the scientific study of human intelligence.
Dr. Vost, a revert to Catholicism after 25 years of atheism, is the author of more than a dozen Catholic books and has appeared on hundreds of Catholic radio and television programs. He lives with his wife and two sons in Springfield, Ill.