St. Louis will be celebrating its 60th Anniversary on October 21-22! We welcome our alumni and former faculty and staff to join us. Festivities include an Anniversary Mass and Alumni coffee and reception, an Alumni Dinner and Hawks 5K & Hawks Day.
As all students know, the study necessary to gain real knowledge also requires real effort. Because the entire universe and all that is in it come from the hand of God, the human effort to seek knowledge should always lead us closer to the Truth, which is God Himself. There is, however, a vice we like to pretend is “just like” studiousness, but is actually its opposite: curiosity. While curiosity is not always a bad thing, when we spend hours mindlessly surfing the internet, flipping through TV channels, and pouring over tabloid articles, we’re giving in to the vice of curiosity, acquiring superficial knowledge about people, places, things, or ideas that either is not necessary or is actually evil.
Jesus said, “If you remain in My word… you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:31-32). We should direct all our efforts to gain knowledge with the ultimate source of Truth as the goal, for “this is eternal life: that they might know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, Whom You have sent” (John 17:3).