"Antoine Vergote (8 December 1921 - 10 October 2013), also known as
Antoon Vergote, (was) a Belgian Roman Catholic priest, theologian, philosopher, psychologist, and psychoanalyst. He (was) an Emeritus Professor at the Catholic University of Leuven.
His extensive publications span multiple disciplines including psychoanalysis, hermeneutics, philosophical anthropology, linguistics, cultural anthropology, theology, and phenomenology.
Vergote has been acclaimed "the most eminent
figure in the field of psychology of religion" and
"a key figure" in European intellectual movements during the 20th century." (Wikipedia).
"Antoine Vergote was born on 8 December 1921, in the Belgian city of Courtray in the Flemish province of West Flanders. After receiving his graduate degrees from the University of Louvain in 1954, he continued his education in Paris where he studied with Levi-Strauss, attended the lectures of Merleau-Ponty, and completed his analytic training under the direction of Jacques Lacan." (Wikipedia)
"Vergote was a former student of the French psychiatrist and psychoanalyst
Jacques Lacan and played an important role introducing psychoanalysis to the University of Leuven. He was the Founder, with Jacques Schotte & Alphonse de
Waelhens, of the Belgian School of Psychoanalysis. He has published many articles and books on the relationship between psychoanalysis and faith. He has attempted to refute those who view religion as a neurosis by showing that the tools of psychoanalysis can be used to elicit an experience of compassion and
sensitivity capable of revealing truth and of giving meaning to human history
as reflected in the life of Jesus of Nazareth." (Wikipedia)
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" You are the wonderful fruit
of a very special process
that produces the best
of the very best in the world ! "
Prof. Dr. Antoine VERGOTE Awarded Dr. Maridel T. Andres
a Full Academic Scholarship for eight years (8) :
The Catholic University of Louvain / KULeuven, Belgium.
Scholarship courtesy of KULeuven, King and Queen of Belgium.
KULeuven is the world's oldest (Founded in 1425)
and most prestigious catholic university.
Ranks among the top 50 universities world-wide.
In the Spirit of Gratitude for the great Scholarship Award,
Dr. Andres opened a Free Mental Health Clinic for the Poor
as Youth & Family Life Minister / Psychologist : Colorado, USA.
Dr. Maridel continues to Serve The Public Good :
Pro Bono Psychology Services __ Volunteer Projects __
and Work in USA Medical / HealthCare Facilities __
Legendary Theologian, Psychoanalyst,
Philosopher, Psychologist, Scholar, Prolific Author.
( Video, French Language )
Catholic University of Louvain / Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Belgium ~ Europe
Prof. Vergote wrote in a birthday book gift for Dr. Maridel:
" Bij de ingang van een nieuwe jeud,
als herinnering van een land
dat van haar zal blijven houden." Dutch.
Functional English Translation:
"At the beginning of a new youth,
as a reminder of a country (i.e., Belgium)
that remains to love her."
Professor Dr. Antoine Vergote's
gentle but strong reminder
to his protégé, Dr. Maridel T. Andres,
about her PhD Formation, KULeuven, Belgium :