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Raising the Bar in Every Area of Life

NCRlogo tag Raising the Bar in Every Area of Life As a two-time NCAA Division I All-American and National Champion high jumper, Bill Thierfelder had long been accustomed to raising the bar in a literal sense.

Now, he does so in a metaphorical way by promoting excellence and virtue in every aspect of life. In fact, each light post at Belmont Abbey College is adorned with a banner reading “Excellence and Virtue,” serving as a reminder of what every member of the Belmont Abbey community is called to embody.

Thierfelder has frequently spoken about his insights into a virtuous life in classrooms, boardrooms, meeting halls and training facilities across the country.

Now, for the first time, he is imparting this knowledge through a book, from TAN/St. Benedict Press, called Less Than a Minute to Go: The Secret to World-Class Performance in Sport, Business and Everyday Life.

He recently spoke with the Register about his new book, pursuing virtue and the state of Catholic higher education.

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Monday, November 11, 2013|Categories: News, TopNews||

Abbey Players present “Freud’s Last Session”

cs lewis freud Abbey Players present Freuds Last SessionThe Abbey Players present Freud’s Last Session directed by Simon Donoghue. Freud’s Last Session centers on legendary psychoanalyst Dr. Sigmund Freud who invites the young, rising Oxford Don C.S. Lewis to his home in London. On the day England enters World War Two, Freud and Lewis clash about love, sex, the existence of God, and the meaning of life, just weeks before Freud took his own life. Freud’s Last Session is a deeply touching play filled with humor and exploring the minds, hearts and souls of two brilliant men addressing the greatest questions of all time. Written by Mark St. Germain.

It will run at the Haid Theatre of Belmont Abbey College November 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23.

Purchase tickets here: Nov 14 | Nov 15 | Nov 16 | Nov 21 | Nov 22 | Nov 23


Acclaim for  Freud’s Last Session

“Delightful! A brainy fencing match of Olympic caliber.” —Bloomberg News

“It’s a sharp, lively discourse, and audience members searching for engaging debate will be pleased…Mark St. Germain’s script is astute, and the humor is plentiful.” —NY Times

“A gem…great theatre…intellectually thrilling with both humor and insight in abundance…the kind of nuance that breathes life into history.” —NY 1

“…lively, plausible and provocative…dynamic, often comical.” —The Associated Press

“Riveting theatre! In Freud’s Last Session, Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis engage in a battle of wits that is exciting and thought-provoking…their extraordinary debate comes alive [in] Mark St. Germain’s crisp, carefully calibrated script. Freud’s Last Session is a theatrical and intellectual delight.” —Huffington Post

“…a juicy intellectual debate between two great minds…food for thought.” —NY Post

“The play takes on an irresistible intensity.” —

“Bracing theater! Intractably analytical and amusingly conversational…wittily and compassionately dramatized clash of personalities and ideologies.” —CurtainUp

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