During four days in December 2013, more than fifty scholars from all over the world gathered in Utrecht, to attend a conference on the theological virtues of Faith, Hope and Love. The subtitle of the conference was: Thomas Aquinas on living by the theological virtues. It was the fourth international conference hosted by the Thomas Instituut te Utrecht (Tilburg University). Most of those present contributed in some way or other to the conference, either by giving a (short) lecture or by presenting a paper; many of those present engaged in the discussions and debates that the presentations gave rise to. Key note lecturers were Eleonore Stump, Paul Waddell, Paul van Tongeren, Michael Sherwin o.p. and Bruno Niederbacher s.j.
Participants praised the conference for its substantial nature, coherence, good atmosphere and organization.