Sr. Anne Frances Ai Le, OP, Ph.D.

Sr. Anne Frances Ai Le, O.P., Ph.D. is a member of the Dominican Sisters of Mary Immaculate Province. She earned her doctorate in philosophy in May 2014 at the University of St. Thomas, Houston. Her dissertation, entitled “Nudus Sequens?: Saint Thomas Aquinas on Evangelical Poverty and Christian Perfection,” focused on the perennial value of Aquinas' balanced view of evangelical poverty in relation to Christian perfection. She has taught philosophy at the University of St. Thomas for five years as an adjunct professor, along with theology at Mount Carmel High School for two years, as well as various courses in her religious community’s formation program since 2003. For over a decade, Sister Anne has assumed various roles in the production of her community's magazine, now newsletter, including editor, contributing writer, layout designer, and translator.

  • Ph.D. in Philosophy (University of St. Thomas – Houston, TX, 2014)
  • M.A. in Philosophy (University of St. Thomas – Houston, TX, 2007)
  • B.A. in Theology (University of St. Thomas – Houston, TX, 2002)
Select Publications:

“Maritain on Art and Faith Conspiring Towards Heaven” in A Piercing Light: Beauty, Faith, and Human Transcendence (Washington, DC: Catholic University of America Press, forthcoming, ed. James Jacobs).

“Contemplata aliis tradere: The Universal Call to Contemplation and Its Implications” in Human Nature, Contemplation, and the Political Order: Essays Inspired by Jacques Maritain's Scholasticism and Politics. (American Maritain Association Press, 2013. ed. Peter Koritansky).

“Orthodoxy and The Cloud of Unknowing.” Semiotics 2001. ed. Scott Simpkins and John Deely (Ottawa: Legas Publishing, 2001).