Beyond our distinguished faculty and diverse course offerings, there are countless opportunities to engage your faith and study beyond the classroom at Candler. The archives of Catholic novelist Flannery O’Connor are housed at Emory’s Rose Library. Candler’s walls are adorned with the largest collection of artwork by Catholic artist John August Swanson in the world. Pitts Theology Library is home to two special collections of particular relevance to Catholic scholars: the Thomas Merton Collection and the Father Thomas Keating Collection.
Diverse sites for prayer abound in the region: the University Catholic Center at Emory University; neighboring Jesuit parish St. Thomas More; Our Lady of Lourdes, the Mother Church of African American Roman Catholics in Atlanta; Ignatius House; Holy Spirit Monastery; and many others.
Candler regularly hosts world-renowned Catholic scholars and public intellectuals as lecturers and professors. In recent years, we will welcome M. Shawn Copeland, E.J. Dionne, Nichole Flores, Roberto Goizueta, Diana Hayes, Sr. Elizabeth Johnson, Cardinal Kurt Koch, Timothy Matovina, Sr. Jamie Phelps, Andrew Prevot, and many others.