Dr. Alice von Hildebrand

Praise of receptivity

By Alice von Hildebrand

When I entered grammar school aged five, one of the great names that I was soon acquainted with were Plato and Aristotle. Clearly both of them... (Read more)

The Joy of Being Indebted

By Alice von Hildebrand

The word bankruptcy is a nightmare to finance people. Literature is eloquent on this topic. Consider Charles Dickens’ Little Dorrit, among many... (Read more)

The Eloquence of Silence

By Alice von Hildebrand

There is a Latin proverb worth meditating upon: “si tacuises philosophus manssises.” It eloquently tells us that our tongue can easily betray... (Read more)

Love and friendship

By Alice von Hildebrand

There is a type of love which is possible only between man and woman and usually leads to marriage – a relationship characterized by the fact that... (Read more)

The art of helping

By Alice von Hildebrand

When one reaches a certain age, one becomes increasingly dependent on the help and kindness of others, whether family, friends or neighbors.... (Read more)

Can women sing with a bass voice?

By Alice von Hildebrand

Our Holy Father has appointed a commission to examine whether or not women should be granted the diaconate. The question I raise is: Is it truly... (Read more)

The Caricature of Democracy

By Alice von Hildebrand

Dedicated by the author to Bob Luddy. In our culture, the word “democracy” has been granted a dignity that rivals the one that used to be... (Read more)

Reverence: the mother of all virtues

By Alice von Hildebrand

One of the many ethical gems that Plato has left us is to be found in his last work: "The Laws" – a work alas often neglected by scholars. Born in... (Read more)

Recalling a Hero

By Alice von Hildebrand

How easily do we forget! How easily do heroes who should be our role model for today are classified in historical documents which we file and then... (Read more)

The gift of friendship

By Alice von Hildebrand

Which one of us would not agree with Schiller who, in his Ode to Joy, writes that he who leaves this earth without ever having had a real friend,... (Read more)

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