On May 14 Father Federico Lombardi, Director of the Vatican Press Office, presented Benedict XVI, the first seven volumes of the “opera omnia” of Father Bernard Lonergan, S.J. translated into Italian. Father Lonergan (1904-1984) is the acclaimed Canadian, Jesuit philosopher and theologian who taught at the Immaculate Conception College in Montreal, the Gregorian University in Rome, Boston College in Chestnut Hill, MA, and Regis College in the University of Toronto where he authored several of his principal works. Fr. Lonergan’s works are being published in a critical edition by the Lonergan Research Institute in collaboration with the University of Toronto Press and translated into several languages including Chinese, French, German, and Italian.
Regis College announces the creation of a $10,000 scholarship for a student entering a ThD program in September 2009 with a focus in Lonergan Studies. The successful applicant may apply for one addition year of funding at the $10,000 and up to two additional years at $5,000 per year. Recipients must be Canadian citizens, Ontario residents for at least one year at time of application and qualify for awards under the OTSS program.
Founded by an initial gift of $100,000 by the Lonergan Trust Fund (LTF), the endowment for the scholarships is expected to grow to $400,000 in the coming years, with additional support from the LTF and the aid of matching monies awarded by the Ontario Trust for Student Support.
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