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Caitlin W. Jolly, PhD

Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy

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Education

B.S., Biochemistry, University of Arkansas

M.T.S., Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family, Washington, DC

Ph.D., Theology, Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family, Washington, DC

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Bio

Originally from Arkansas, Dr. Caitlin Jolly received her B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Following a desire to better understand the grounds of both scientific knowledge and Catholic moral teaching, she went on to receive both her M.T.S. and Ph.D. in theology from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family in Washington, DC. Her doctoral research on Catholic philosopher Maurice Blondel considered his understanding of truth as the fruitful union of knowing and being. Now, as a visiting assistant professor of philosophy at St. Patrick’s, it is her great privilege to ponder the philosophical tradition with seminarians, working with them to better understand and meet the needs of the Church in our time. Dr. Jolly is blessed to share life with her husband, John, and their two young sons. 

Conference/Workshop Presentations

“Gift and Task: Maurice Blondel on Human Action as Nature’s Fruitful Participation in Divine Life,” New Wine New Wineskins Symposium, Moreau Seminary, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, July 2021.

Selected Publications

“A Philosophy of God in Man: Maurice Blondel’s Retrieval of Meaning through Fruitful Action.” Communio: International Catholic Review 48, no. 3 (Fall 2021).

“Rejoicing in the Good: True Festivity.” Humanum 6, no. 4 (2016). Review of Josef Pieper, In Tune with the World: A Theory of Festivity, trans. Richard and Clara Winston (South Bend, IN: St. Augustine’s Press, 1999).