Intellectual Life & Community
St. Gregory's Hall offers programs for intellectual and spiritual enrichment for parishioners and others, building community around "fides quarens intellectum," faith seeking understanding.
Reading Groups & Courses
A Saint for Our Times
Mass & talk with Martha Hennessy, activist and granddaughter of Dorothy Day
Saturday, October 1, 2022
The Church Fathers on the Christian Life
a weekly course with Scott Moringiello
September 26-November 14
course with Fr. Bob Sprott, OFM
Wednesdays, January 18-March 22
About our scholars-in-residence
Scott Moringiello is Associate Professor of Catholic Studies at DePaul University, where he teaches classes on Catholic theology and religion and literature. He holds a PhD in Theology from the University of Notre Dame, an MPhil from the Divinity Faculty at the University of Cambridge, and a BA in Philosophy and Classics from Williams College. His research interest include religious themes in contemporary literature and the history of biblical exegesis. He and his family are former parishioners of St. Gregory the Great.
Fr. Bob Sprott, OFM, is a member of the Order of the Friars Minor (Franciscans). He holds a PhD in linguistics from the University of Chicago, and his work in ministry has led him to the American Southwest, working with Pueblo and Hispanic villages, the Canadian Arctic, working in the Diocese of Churchill-Hudson Bay, and Guatemala, teaching and providing spiritual direction at a minor seminary run by the Benedictine monks near the city of Quetzaltenango. In 2000 he returned to the U.S. and began ten years in Chicago, many of which were spent at St. Peter’s in the Loop. He has taught numerous adult education courses at the Newberry Library and at area parishes.