Speaker Series

Speaker Series

St. Monica Academy’s Speaker Series Aims to Foster a Vibrant, Intellectual Community

“I have now attended three Speaker Series talks. All have been informative and interesting. It is time well spent, and I look forward to the next one.”

– Mr. Robert De Pietro, long-time St. Monica Academy benefactor


The inspiration for the Speaker Series came midway through the 2016 school year, a few months after St. Monica Academy moved from Pasadena to its new campus at Holy Redeemer Church in Montrose. Then high school teacher Mr. O’Donnell and current high school teacher Mr. Selmeczy realized that the new campus offered a venue and opportunity to host educational talks for the St. Monica community.

“The talks are entertaining and enriching,” says Mr. Selmeczy. “You will enjoy them, and you will leave more deeply in love with the classical education than when you arrived.”

Increased interest in firmly establishing the Speaker Series within the community led to a formal inauguration at the start of the 2018 school year.

The Speaker Series will include talks designed to help parents with the formation of their children as well as academic talks on history, politics, religion, literature, and more. The talks are open to the public.

“The aim of the Series,” says Mr. Selmeczy, “is to foster the vibrant, intellectual community around St. Moni

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