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Aquinas Scholars

Posted on November 15, 2019 in: General News

Program Overview In the spirit of our patron, St. Thomas Aquinas, the Dominican saint and doctor of the church, Aquinas Institute of Theology is proud to offer the Aquinas Scholars Program. This program provides multiple full-tuition, merit-based scholarships for full-time, residential students in select masters programs. This program also provides a stipend for books and housing, as well as work-study opportunities. Part of the world-wide Order of Preachers, Aquinas is a Catholic, Dominican-sponsored graduate school of theology and ministry in St. Louis, Missouri. We strive to follow in the footsteps of our founder,...

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Installation of New President

Posted on September 20, 2019 in: General News

Installation of New President
On September 14 Aquinas Institute of Theology celebrated the installation of Fr. Mark Wedig, O.P., as its 10th president. Fr. Mark Wedig was surrounded by the students, faculty, and staff of Aquinas, as well as numerous family members and friends. Aquinas Institute would like to congratulate Fr. Mark as he begins his term as president!

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Applications are officially open for the inaugural cohort of the Aquinas Institute Delaplane Preaching Scholars program, whose goal is to support DMin in Preaching alumni toward publication of preaching-related texts. Scholars will meet virtually between November 2019 and September 2020 and will attend a weeklong writers’ retreat in March at Santa Maria de la Vid Norbertine Abbey in Albuquerque. A Lilly Foundation grant covers the costs and provides a stipend. For application information, contact Gregory Heille, O.P., Professor of Preaching and Evangelization at heille@ai.edu. Applications are due September 30.

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Fr. Mark Wedig, O.P., Ph.D. assumes his new responsibilities as 10th President of Aquinas Institute of Theology on July 1st. With the Dominican Province of St. Albert the Great, the members of the Aquinas community, faculty, staff, and students, and our many friends we are delighted to welcome him and wish him every success in his new ministry as President and his service to the Order of Preachers and to the Church.

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Aquinas Institute of Theology will confer three honorary degrees at the school’s 2019 Commencement Ceremony. In 1989 Philip Barnes was invited to direct the St. Louis Chamber Chorus, becoming only its fourth artistic director since the foundation of the choir in 1956. Barnes’ tenure with the Chamber Chorus has been marked by continual growth, both artistically and in terms of organization. Under his leadership, the ensemble has specialized in a cappella singing, and through numerous commissions and new editions, Barnes and the Chorus have made significant contributions to the repertoire for unaccompanied cho...

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Aquinas Institute of Theology is pleased to announce the appointment of Fr. Mark E. Wedig, O.P. as its 10th President. The appointment was made by the Provincial Council of the Province of St. Albert the Great upon the recommendation of the Board of Trustees of Aquinas Institute. Fr. Wedig is a Dominican friar and a member of the Southern Province of St. Martin de Porres. A widely published scholar and a seasoned academic administrator, he comes to Aquinas Institute from Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida where he served as Chair of the Department of Theology and Philosophy for nineteen years, and where he currently...

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Father Seán Charles Martin, president of Aquinas Institute of Theology, has announced his intention to return to teaching and research.  Click here for a letter from Father James V. Marchionda, OP, Prior-Provincial of the Dominican Province of Saint Albert the Great, and David Wenzel, Chair of Aquinas Institute’s Board of Trustees.  

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4th Annual Montesinos Lecture

Posted on August 08, 2018 in: General News

4th Annual Montesinos Lecture Listen! Learn! Think! Pray! Act! The Catholic Church and the Racial Divide in the United States St. Louis, MO- Most Reverend Edward K. Braxton, Ph.D., S.T.D., Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Belleville will present the 4th Annual Montesinos Lecture. Reservations are not required for his lecture, Listen! Learn! Think! Pray! Act! The Catholic Church and the Racial Divide in the United States, which will take place on Sunday, September 23, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. at Aquinas Institute of Theology (23 S. Spring Ave., St. Louis, MO 63108). Bishop Braxton will continue the discussion at the Montesi...

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Aquinas Institute of Theology is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 Great Preacher Award. Reverend Matthew O’Toole and Reverend Monsignor John Costello, both of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, will be honored on Thursday, October 18. The Great Preacher Award dinner will take place at 7:00 p.m. at The Cedars Banquet Hall in St. Louis, Missouri, with a VIP pre-reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. For more information, or to purchase tickets, please contact Aquinas Institute at 314.256.8856. Born and raised in St. Louis, Fr. Matt O’Toole was ordained to the priesthood in 1995.  He has served sever...

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Sister Barbara A. Moore, CSJ, entered the St. Louis Province of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1955. Having spent most of her religious life in Kansas City, Missouri, Sister Barbara ministered at St. Joseph Hospital, Avila University, and Samuel U. Rodgers Community Health Center. She spent three years at Heart of America United Way as Project Director of Kansas City Healthy Start, a comprehensive empowerment program to reduce infant mortality by serving pregnant women, infants and families in areas of highest incidence at ten sites in Kansas and Missouri. In January 2002 Sister Barbara returned to St. Louis...

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Aquinas Institute of Theology is pleased to announce that Michael Mascari, O.P. has accepted the position of Academic Dean effective July 1, 2018.   He had addressed the faculty, students and staff of the Institute in various meetings on March 26, and impressed those who heard him with his careful thought and his commitment to a life of study in the service of the Gospel. He expressed his eagerness to serve as Academic Dean saying, “I have told many people how much I liked the faculty and staff of Aquinas Institute, how impressed I was by their commitment to our school and to its mission, and how great was my...

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Thank you to everyone in the Aquinas Community who labored and participated in the successful search for the following two professors, both of whom were recommended to the President by the Faculty Development Committee—Juliet Mousseau, R.S.C.J. (chair), Tom Bushlack, Ph.D., Gregory Heille, O.P. (Academic Dean), Colleen Mallon, O.P., and Carolyn Wright, D.Min.—and both of whom have accepted Fr. Seán Charles Martin’s offer to join the Regular Faculty effective July 1.   Sara A. Fairbanks, O.P., Ph.D. Associate Professor of Preaching and Evangelization With a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from ...

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Impending Inclement Weather

Posted on January 11, 2018 in: General News

Due to the ice storm expected to hit the Saint Louis area this evening, Aquinas will be closing at 4:30 on January 11th and reopening at 10:00am on Friday January 12th. Please use caution and stay safe on the roadways.

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Classes begin Monday, August 28, 2017.

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 On May 1st, Aquinas Institute will honor Michael Stancil with a Memorial Mass at 5.30 p.m., in the Chapel.   His family and friends wish to extend the invitation to the Aquinas community. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Louis Effort for Aids/Paws.  Click here to get more information.

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Aquinas Institute of Theology will confer three honorary degrees at the school’s 2017 Commencement Ceremony.   Gustavo Gutiérrez, O.P., is a Peruvian philosopher, theologian, and Dominican priest. He is regarded as one of the founders of liberation theology and currently holds the John Cardinal O'Hara Professorship of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. He has previously been a professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru and a visiting professor at many major universities in North America and Europe. Fr. Gutiérrez is a member of the Peruvian Academy of Language, and a founder of the Bar...

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For more information, please visit http://www.ai.edu/Alumni/Job-Listings  

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Winter Weather Closing 1-13-17

Posted on January 12, 2017 in: General News

The National Weather Service is predicting that the ice storm that is on its way to Saint Louis will hit around 9:00 AM tomorrow, and will last until approximately noon on Sunday, January 15, 2017, with accumulations of up to a half-inch of ice, thus making travel on highways and bridges hazardous.  Furthermore, the Missouri State Highway Patrol is urging school districts to allow students and employees to stay home tomorrow.   Accordingly, Aquinas Institute will be closed on Friday, January 13.  Stay home, stay warm, and stay safe.  See everyone on Tuesday, January 17 (remember that Monday, January 1...

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Students, alumni, staff, and faculty are earnestly invited to participate and give feedback at a 10:30 a.m. teaching demonstration on Friday, January 27th—to be given by Rhodora E. Beaton PhD, an applicant for the faculty position in liturgy vacated a year ago by Professor Catherine Vincie RSHM. Dr. Beaton currently serves as associate professor of theology at St. Catherine University, St. Paul, Minnesota. She holds a BA in English and German from Middlebury College (Vermont), an MDiv from the University of Notre Dame (major paper: Vocation: A Universal Call to Holiness) and a 2009 PhD from the University of Notre...

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Winter Weather

Posted on January 04, 2017 in: General News

In the event of inclement weather causing a cancellation of classes and/or a late start please check the Aquinas website, Facebook page, Twitter or call Aquinas at 314.256.8800 for a recorded message. We will also be posting it on KSDK, KMOV and KTVI.

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Due to the winter weather advisory issued by the National Weather Service for the Saint Louis area, Aquinas will be opening at 10:00 am on January 5th, 2017. Please check back here,  our Facebook page,  Twitter, or call the main line 314.256.8800 for further updates. In event that we close due to weather we will also contact  KSDK, KMOV and KTVI.

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Christmas Break

Posted on December 16, 2016 in: General News

Aquinas Institute will be closed Monday, December 19th, and will reopen on Wednesday, January 4th, at 8 a.m.

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Fair Trade Sale

Posted on November 04, 2016 in: General News

Aquinas Institute of Theology is accepting applications for a full-time position in Liturgical and Sacramental Theology beginning Fall 2017. The candidate should possess a terminal degree in sacramental or liturgical theology (PhD, STD, or SLD) and have a strong record of teaching and research in the field. We are also accepting applications for one full-time position and one half-time position in Homiletics beginning Fall 2017. These faculty form the core of the Doctor of Ministry in Preaching degree program at Aquinas Institute. This internationally-recognized program is the only Catholic degree of its kind. For mo...

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Theology for Life

Posted on August 30, 2016 in: General News

Theology for Life with Hsin-Hsin Huang, Ph. D. Who is God?  Who am I? The Christian Calling to Transformation   Wednesday Evenings 6:30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.      Sept. 28: Images of God: Impact of Family of Origin      Oct. 5: Psychological Understanding of Sin      Oct. 19: Serving God through our Authentic Self      Oct. 26: Exodus & Pascal Mystery: Understanding the Dynamics of Transformation $30 per session; $100 for all 4 sessions, attend as many as you wish For more information or to register, contact 314.256.8804 or a...

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This year the friars of the Order of Preachers (Dominicans) celebrate their founding 800 years ago in 1216 by St. Dominic. To celebrate this Jubilee Year, Aquinas Institute of Theology is collaborating with Dominicans at the Institute for Pastoral Homiletics in Germany and the Institute for Preaching in the Philippines to host “The Way of the Dominican Preacher: Go and Do Likewise!” from October 10 to 14, 2016 in St. Louis, Missouri. The goals of this colloquium are to celebrate the Jubilee as a global Order of Preachers and to build an international network of relationships to promote preaching in the Roman Ca...

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Fr. Thomas Schaefgen, OP, (MA/M.Div, 2013) and Fr. Francis Orozco, OP, (MA/M.Div, 2015) are graduates of Aquinas Institute of Theology. NEW ORLEANS, LA — Beginning May 29, 2016, two Dominican priests will walk over 450 miles from St. Anthony of Padua Church in New Orleans to the National Shrine of St. Martin de Porres in Memphis, Tennessee. Fr. Thomas Schaefgen, OP, and Fr. Francis Orozco, OP, are celebrating the 800th anniversary of the approval of the Order of Preachers, also called Dominicans after the founder, St. Dominic de Guzman, by reaching back to the roots of the friars preachers. The Order of Preachers ...

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Summer Building Hours

Posted on May 09, 2016 in: General News

The building hours for summer will be as follows: Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 4.30 p.m. *Starting on Friday, May 27th, Aquinas Institute will be closed on Fridays for the summer. Please check the eNews in late July or early August to see when we will resume regular building hours on Fridays.

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Commencement Activities

Posted on May 05, 2016 in: General News

May 6, 2016 Baccalaureate Mass 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM St. Francis Xavier College Church Commencement Ceremony 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM St. Francis Xavier College Church  

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updated* Monday, April 25 5:00PM – Office of the Dead 5:30PM – Funeral Mass St. Dominic Priory 3407 Lafayette Avenue St. Louis, MO 63104   Tuesday, May 3 11:00AM – Funeral Mass, followed by internment and a reception Dominican Friars Cemetery at Rosaryville 39003 Rosaryville Road Ponchatoula, LA 70454   Funeral services are open to anyone who would like to attend. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Province of St. Martin de Porres would be appreciated. Click here for information on making a contribution in memory of Fr. Paul Philibert, O.P.

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Aquinas Institute of Theology mourns the death of Senior Fellow Paul Philibert, O.P. who passed away April 14, 2016. Paul, a member of the Dominican Province of Saint Martín de Porres (the Southern Province), had been a Senior Fellow at the Institute for the past academic year: his latest book, a translation of Marie-Dominique Chenu’s Vatican II Notebook: A Council Journal 1962-1963, was released in December of 2015. Arrangements are currently pending.

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Theology for Life - Update

Posted on February 15, 2016 in: General News

The Dominican Genius: Integrity and Balance   with Carla Mae Streeter, OP of Aquinas Institute of Theology   A Webinar series open to all; free will offering. The Dominican Order is celebrating its 800th Anniversary. How does this Order do "theology" to give it staying power? How does it do "spirituality?" How has it stayed faithful to the truths of faith in all the cultural storms of these centuries? Listen in and discover a little of the Dominican genius...you might find it's just what you need to do your own balancing act in our own day! February 16, Tuesday, 6:30-8:00 pm "...

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Daniel E. Harris, C.M.

Posted on January 29, 2016 in: General News

Daniel E. Harris, C.M.       Aquinas Institute of Theology grieves the loss of Associate Professor of Homiletics Daniel E. Harris, C.M., who died at the age of 69 on January 28th, the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas. The school community learned of Dan’s death while celebrating Mass on its patronal feast day.     A Vincentian (Congregation of the Mission Western Province), Fr. Dan earned a Doctor of Ministry in Preaching at Aquinas Institute in 1998. Dan’s entire ministry since ordination in 1974 was spent teaching preaching—at Aquinas Institute since 2004, sixteen year...

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Updated Academic Catalog

Posted on December 10, 2015 in: General News

Academic Catalog  

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Our new website

Posted on December 03, 2015 in: General News

We have a lot of exciting things to share, so please browse through the many pages of our new website. Some points of interest: Responsive web design.  Improved viewing and interaction - without re-sizing, scrolling or panning - on both desktop and mobile devices. Mega Menu and Related Pages.  Elegant navigation to various pages on our site.  Wherever your eyes and mouse are, you should be able to click to another page swiftly. Academic Calendar.  Upcoming dates will be found on the home page.  You'll be able to click on an important date and request an email reminder. USCCB dail...

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On January 25th to 28th, a peer evaluation committee will visit Aquinas Institute of Theology on behalf of our accreditor, the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. Aquinas Institute has been accredited with ATS since 1968 and now seeks reaccreditation for another ten years. The school has submitted an extensive Self-Study to ATS in preparation for this visit. Anyone wishing to comment to the visiting ATS peer evaluation committee in regard to Aquinas Institute’s reaccreditation may do so in writing to either of the following: Juliet Mousseau RSCJ Fac...

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  Lord Have Mercy, Christ Have Mercy Reading the Scriptures through the Jubilee Year of Mercy with Rev. Seán Charles Martin President, Aquinas Institute of Theology  Cost:  $30.00 per recording; $100 for all four recordings Prayer and Mercy in Ancient Israel The Prophets and Mercy Jesus and Mercy Paul and Mercy This video series is available for purchase through the end of the year. If you'd like to purchase the series for yourself or perhaps as a special Christmas gift, click here .  Once your payment is confirmed, our Office of Instructional Technology will email you with instr...

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