Heart of the Matter Magazine

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Heart of the Matter is an annual publication of the Office for Mission and Ministry at Villanova University. Its purpose is to demonstrate that our distinctively Augustinian commitment to higher education is central to every facet of university life.

Through its contents, we hope to show that integration of the Catholic intellectual tradition, the intersection of faith and learning, service and the legacy of St. Augustine are not only fundamental to who we are, but essential for truly living out the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

The magazine is published each September and is circulated widely to faculty and staff. If you currently do not receive a copy, please contact the Office for Mission and Minsitry.

Teaching with Augustine: A VITAL Conversation


Articles from Heart of the Matter have been selected and arranged for use in Teaching with Augustine: A VITAL Conversation. This professional enrichment program for faculty focuses on St. Augustine's thinking about the role of the teacher and the task of teaching. The Villanova Insititue for Teaching and Learning (VITAL) sponsors this ongoing opportunity in partnershio with the Augustinian Institute, Center for Faith & Learning and the Office for Mission & Ministry. 

An electronic version of the publication is available at the right.