Sunday, February 12
STM: It's better than an STD!*
This is awesome. I didn't know Dominicans ever wore birettas--but this? Apparently they bestow these hats along with the honorary degree "STM." Nothing says "Recant!" like piping and pom.
So saith the site:
The Master of Sacred Theology, known as STM from the Latin Sacrae Theologiae Magister, is the highest honor the Dominican Order can confer on brothers outstanding in teaching, research,and writing.
For a Dominican Friar this degree signifies not only that a brother has shown himself to be an adept teacher, but also that his life exemplifies that devotion to study and the pursuit of truth to which each Dominican is committed by reason of his profession.
*Sacrae Theologiae Doctor. Sheesh.