March 31 – Bernard Lonergan in English

Dr. Steve Cone from Lincoln Christian UniversityDr. Steve Cone is an Associate Professor of Theology at Lincoln Christian University. He came to New Melleray today to give us two conferences on Bernard Lonergan. The first conference is titled “Bernard Lonergan and the Nature of Spiritual Progress” and was given to us this evening. The second conference, “Humility and the Ordo Amoris” will be presented to us tomorrow morning.

Dr. Cone received his PhD in Systematic Theology from Boston College. He earned two Masters degrees from Lincoln Christian Seminary and did his undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has written three books. In the mid-1990s he participated in Youth With a Mission in Ireland and from 2004-2007 he was a missionary to the Czech Republic.

from Constitutions and Statutes: of the Monks and Nuns of the Cistercian Order of the Strict Observance

C. 58 – Continuing Formation

After solemn profession and throughout their lives, the brothers continue to learn “the philosophy of Christ”. Continuing formation is to be made available to the whole community … based on the Rule of Saint Benedict and the Cistercian patrimony and is to draw from the riches of biblical, patristic, liturgical, theological and spiritual sciences.