The Confessions of St. Augustine

  • An in-person and online class (participate at Our Lady of the Lake or via Zoom)
  • Wednesdays from 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Quarter 3: January 12, 19, 26, and February 9, 2022

Can we hear God through the noise? Do we really need to go to church? If God is so good, why is the world so bad? What choices do we really have?

A fifth-century bishop has answers to these twenty-first-century questions. St. Augustine's Confessions is the first Christian autobiography in history, but it could have been written today. Discover the story of a soul from another century not so very different from our own. Dr. Tom Gallagher, a new LANE instructor, will teach this compelling class on the Confessions and what they can teach us about how to live our lives today. 


Credit: 6 Hours of Theology

Dr. Tom Gallagher

Dr. Thomas Gallagher holds a Ph. D. in European History from Tulane University. In 2017 he earned an M.A. degree in Theology from Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology in Indiana. He taught European history and did administrative work in a number of Catholic colleges and universities over many decades. For the last five years before his retirement, he taught history, economics, and Latin at Catholic Central High School in Grand Rapids. He's developed a research interest in the branch of Theology known as Christian Anthropology, to which St. Augustine made major contributions. Dr. Gallagher is a member of St. Peter Catholic Church in Douglas, Michigan.