The Cincinnatus League of Christendom College and the Intercollegiate Studies Institute sponsored Schall’s lecture, which was entitled “Docilitas: Its Importance for Liberal Education and Knowing What It Is.”

Schall, a Professor in the Department of Government at Georgetown University, has written numerous books, including Reason, Revelation, and the Foundations of Political Philosophy and Jacques Maritain: The Philosopher in Society. He also writes columns for Gilbert! and

In the lecture, Schall explained that not everyone is teachable, but it requires a certain disposition on the part of the student—an openness to receive the gift of knowledge.