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

Summer Seminar

Our 7th Annual Summer Seminar, Retrieving Beauty, will apply Hildebrand's insights to today's pressing questions about the reality of beauty. June 25-July 1.

Hildebrand Schülerkreis

The inaugural Hildebrand Schülerkreis ("Student Circle") will provide a forum for high-level exchange of ideas by scholars working on Hildebrand and professionals with an applied interest in his philosophy. June 9-14.


July 27, 2017

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