The truthful person recognizes a solemnity in every assertion. He grasps that in everything he utters, he is called to bear witness to the truth. --Dietrich von Hildebrand, Transformation in Christ
If values cannot victoriously defeat the brutal forces that war against man, nevertheless they imply the promise of a metaphysical power, of a 'last word' in the order of being. --Dietrich von Hildebrand, Ethics
The sphere of virtue is the very core of reality. --Dietrich von Hildebrand, Ethics
In many ways the heart is more the real self of the person than his intellect or will. --Dietrich von Hildebrand, The Heart
The sexual realm is essentially deep, for it affects the soul much more profoundly than any other bodily experience. --Dietrich von Hildebrand, In Defense of Purity
The great mystery of our metaphysical situation is that we cannot even be wholly ourselves until we are reborn in Christ. --Dietrich von Hildebrand, Transformation in Christ
Even our soul itself becomes more beautiful when beauty meets us, takes hold of us, and fires us with enthusiasm. --Dietrich von Hildebrand, Aesthetics

New Release! The Encyclical Humanae Vitae: A Sign of Contradiction

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Humanae Vitae, the Hildebrand Press has published a new edition of Dietrich von Hildebrand's "The Encyclical Humanae Vitae: A Sign of Contradiction."

Michael Novak on "The Embodiment of the Human Person."

A video from our 2015 Summer Seminar: The Struggle for the Person.

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March 26, 2018

Arnaud Beltrame, the French officer who offered his own life in exchange for hostage, is model of true "self-surrender."