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

In Defense of Purity

Our new edition of In Defense of Purity, Hildebrand's classic work on love, marriage, virginity, and sexuality, comes out Oct. 17. Available now for Pre-Order.

Major Themes in Hildebrand's In Defense of Purity

Dr. Maria Wolter presents the major themes in Dietrich von Hildebrand's In Defense of Purity at our 2013 Summer Seminar: The Personalist Vision of Love and Marriage.


July 27, 2017

We welcome Catherine Beigel to her new role as Program Coordinator.