Community Programs

Theological education means more than Scripture study. It is relevant in all that we do. Aquinas Institute recognizes this and seeks to engage the Catholic community and the broader Christian community in conversations important to their faith lives and their understanding of Church and theology.

 Lectures at Aquinas Institute of Theology

Not only Nostra Aetate: The Church and Judaism, Fifty Years after Vatican II

Massimo Faggioli, Associate Professor of Theology and Director of the Institute for Catholicism and Citizenship at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN.

Sunday, Augst 30, 2015 at 7:00pm

Aquinas Institute of Theology
23 S Spring Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63108

The event is free, however pre-registration is encouraged.
Please call 314-442-3871 or email

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Lectures, Retreats, and Workshops in the Metro St. Louis area


While Lectio Divina is a method of praying with scripture, Visio Divina (Latin for "divine seeing") is a method for praying with images or other media. While the Orthodox tradition has long practiced praying with images through icons, the western Church is less comfortable with this type of prayer. Visio Divina invites us to see at a more contemplative pace. Join us as we explore this form of prayer and be surprised by a God who is never limited or tied to any image but speaks through them. For more information or to register, contact Sr. Carol Orf at or by phone at 314-560-1028
Presenters: Sr. Ginny Jaskiewicz, CPPS and Sr. Carol Orf, CPPS

Place: Sanguis Christi Spirituality Center, 3522 Utah Street
Date: Saturday, July 18, 2015 from 10:30 – noon
Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 from 7:00 – 8:30
Cost: Free Will Offering

 Dialogue Among Faith Communities for a Better Future:
Dialogue Narratives of Pope Francis and Fethullah Gulen

Niagara Foundation and St. Francis Xavier (College) Church invite you to a talk about “Dialogue Among Faith Communities for a Better Future: Dialogue Narratives of Pope Francis and Fethullah Gulen” by Father Thomas Michel, S.J.*, who served as the director of Islamic Office of the Vatican’s Council for Inter-religious Dialogue for 13 years and has published extensively on modern Muslim thinkers such as Said Nursi and Fethullah Gülen.

Sunday, August 9th, 2015 - 12:00PM
St. Francis Xavier (College) Church Ballroom
3628 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108
(on the corner of Grand and Lindell)**

Free Event but RSVP is required by August 4th, 2015 at

Refreshments will be provided!

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 Interested in Religious Life?

 Taste & See the Goodness of SSND

Interested in learning more about the School Sisters of Notre Dame? Curious to know where God is Calling you? Join us for a Liturgy, Brunch, Heritage, and Conversation around SSND.

Sunday, August 9, 2015
School Sisters of Notre Dame
Sancta Maria in Ripa Campus
320 East Ripa, St. Louis, MO 63125

RSVP by August 3 to:
Catherine Burkart 618-303-9322 or
S Raquel Ortez, SSND 636-578-1101

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