"...The liberal arts are studies which draw together all the areas of understanding and learning. They envelope all the disciplines of thought and enable the student to develop the ability to compare and associate one truth with all the other truths. The liberal arts present knowledge as a unified whole with the individual sciences as parts of that whole. When all aspects of reality are viewed in the context of a unified whole, the student develops a broadened attitude toward the world, a liberal attitude. More importantly, he develops a philosophical habit of mind which allows him to interpret the conceptual truth of the world through its particular actualities in nature. He recognizes the unifying order in the world. In so doing he comes to see the reflection of this order in his own soul and hopefully accommodates himself to it..."
-Patricia A. Whalen Thomas More Foundation Newsletter Volume 1. #1/ 1978