John Cardinal Glennon Lecture

In 2013, the philosophy faculty of Cardinal Glennon College established the annual John Cardinal Glennon Lecture as a complement to the Kenrick School of Theology’s annual Peter Richard Kenrick Lecture. The Glennon Lecture provides the seminarians and the wider public an opportunity to be formed by some of the most eminent philosophers in the United States.

6th Annual Glennon Lecture: Monday, March 5, 2018

Date: Monday, March 5, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Kenrick-Glennon Seminary Auditorium, 5200 Glennon Drive, St. Louis, MO 63119.

Speaker: Dr. Randall G. Colton, Professor of Philosophy at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary

Topic: Gratitude and the Longing for Home

This annual lecture is sponsored by Cardinal Glennon College. While the lecture is free and open to the public, RSVPs are requested by February 26th to Rita Angeles at 314-792-6100 or

Previous Glennon Lectures

Click the speakers’ names to link to a recording of the lecture.

  • 2017: Fr. Robert J. Spitzer, S.J. PhD – Contemporary Faith and Science
  • 2016: Dr. Gregory Beabout – Proclamation, Oration, and the New Evangelization: The Third Luminous Mystery and the Role of Rhetoric in the Philosophical Education of Future Priests
  • 2015: Dr. Francis J. Beckwith – Faith, Reason, and American Public Life
  • 2014: Dr. Janet Smith – The Universality of Natural Law and the Irreducibility of Personalism
  • 2013: Dr. Peter Kreeft  Blaise Pascal and the New Evangelization

About John Cardinal Glennon (1862-1946)

John Joseph Glennon was born in Kinnegad County, Meath, Ireland, on June 14, 1862. He was ordained to the priesthood in Ireland in 1884 and was immediately assigned to ministry in Missouri. He became the Archbishop of St. Louis in 1903. Cardinal Glennon was seen as the “great builder,” overseeing such major architectural projects such as the Cathedral of St. Louis (later to be named a basilica), Kenrick Seminary (now the Cardinal Rigali Center) and Cardinal Glennon College, the current home of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary.