About Alejandro Teran-Somohano

Alejandro is a PhD student in Industrial and Systems Engineering at Auburn University. Having been born and raised in Mexico and, hence, having come from a Catholic culture, he is constantly thinking about what it means to think and see the world as a Catholic. How should a Catholic approach economics, politics, science, art, etc.? His main influences are G.K. Chesterton and St. Thomas Aquinas.

Posts by Alejandro Teran-Somohano:


On the Mission and Vocation of the Laity

Text of a talk I gave to St. Michael’s Young Adults group during Spirit and Spirits, on Monday, August 11, 2014 at the Irish Bred Pub in Opelika, AL. Tonight I’ll be talking about the mission of the laity in the Church. I hope that by the end of this talk we will have arrived at […]


Saint John of the Cross: A Living Flame of Love

I have often encountered people who argue that religion is simply a construct of our imagination to provide comfort to believers, a nice fantasy that makes us feel better when things are bad. Those who uphold this view maintain that in face of the inevitable difficulties that accompany human existence, we invent the idea of […]


Behold, the mystery!

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. As with most popular phrases, this is only partly true. For a picture to be worth a thousand words, it needs to be a good picture. For it to be able to express something for which even a thousand words are insufficient—something like, say, the […]

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