Loading
Von Hildebrand conference plans cultural renewal retreat for business leaders
Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Addthis

.- The Dietrich von Hildebrand Legacy Project has announced a special retreat for philanthropists and business executives will be held in conjunction with a May conference on Dietrich von Hildebrand in Rome. It is intended for those “seeking the roots of cultural renewal.”

The three day retreat, held May 27-29, has as its theme “Do Ideas really have consequences?”

An announcement for the retreat noted the importance of exploring the consequences of ideas and knowing whether ideas or human actions are more consequential.

For anyone dedicating resources to cultural renewal, or contemplating doing so, it is a “necessity” to find satisfactory answers to such questions, the retreat announcement said.

“Should one focus entirely on supporting action, or should one also dedicate resources, even significant resources, to supporting thought?” it asked.

The retreat will also provide opportunities for “high-level networking” with participants and leading churchmen, diplomats, journalists, academics and others who will join various portions of the retreat.

John Henry Crosby, founding director of the Hildebrand Project, will host the retreat. Announced attendees include philosophers Alice von Hildebrand and Hanna-Barbara Gerl-Falkovitz, First Things editor Joseph Bottum and philanthropist Roberta Green Ahmanson.

John Templeton Foundation executive Stephen Klimczuk and Robert Moynihan, editor of Inside the Vatican magazine, will also attend.

The retreat takes place amidst an international conference on the philosopher Dietrich von Hildebrand at the University of Santa Croce in Rome.

Von Hildebrand has been praised by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, as a man who will be considered “most prominent among the figures of our time.”

The philosopher, who died in 1977, stressed the importance of love, saying: “Love alone brings a human being into full awareness of personal existence. For it is in love alone that man finds room enough to be what he is.”

Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

Ebola orphans thousands of children in West Africa
Ebola orphans thousands of children in West Africa
One year after Haiyan: Philippines rebuilds homes, lives
An Indian contribution to the Vatican's Synod on the Family
Christ Cathedral CNA video Sept 2014
Alejandro Bermudez of CNA accepts ice bucket challenge
'The Real Albania,' remembering those who fled
Pope Francis in Albania, "one of the most important visits of the post-communist era in Albania"
Pope Francis greets paralyzed man who risked all to see him
Franciscans on the banks of the Tiber in Rome, working for the New Evangelization
Pilgrimage from Czech Republic to Assisi and Rome for intentions
Testimony of young Indian who met Pope in Korea
Preparations of the Closing Mass of 6th Asian Youth Day
Missionary of Charity, Korea
Testimony of Christian Love during Pope's Visit to Korea
Religious Sisters in South Korea react to Pope Francis kissing a baby
Warm atmosphere during Holy Mass at Daejeon World Cup Stadium
Images inside Pope Francis flight to South Korea
The tombs of the early Christians
Missionaries of Africa, called "the White Fathers"
Italian youth give testimony after mission to Peru
Nov
24

Liturgical Calendar

November 24, 2014

Sa int Andrew D?ng - L?c, Priest, and Companions, Martyrs

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Lk 21:1-4

Gospel
Date
11/24/14
11/23/14
11/22/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: Rev 14: 1-3, 4B-5
Gospel:: Lk 21: 1-4

Saint of the Day

St. Romuald »

Saint
Date
11/24/14

Homily of the Day

Lk 21:1-4

Homily
Date
11/24/14
11/21/14
11/20/14