“For with You is the Fountain of Life” (Ps 36:10)

Fons Vitae is an initiative of Duke Divinity School that seeks to deepen the Catholic intellectual presence and its cross-disciplinary engagement in the Duke University community and to serve as a Catholic think-tank at the service of all people of goodwill in our region and beyond.


Fons Vitae sponsors programs that promote God as the “fountain of life” and that help learners from diverse fields and backgrounds to grow in wisdom, knowledge, and awareness of authors and modes of thinking formed and handed down by the global Catholic Church. In all its efforts, Fons Vitae seeks to engage with wide-ranging contemporary questions and concerns and to contribute to conversations happening in the Church, the academy, and the wider culture today.