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 Sponsored By Aquinas Institute of Theology

Inaugural Montesinos Lecture

The Radical Reform of Pope Francis: Latin American and Jesuit Sources

Fr. Allan Figueroa Deck, S.J., The Charles S. Casassa Chair of Catholic Social Values and Professor of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

Sunday, September 27th, 2015 at 3:30 pm
Cardinal Rigali Center | 20 Archbishop May Dr. | St. Louis, MO 63119-5738

The event is free, however pre-registration is encouraged. Please contact 314-256-8800 or email to preregister.

For more information please click here


Workshops Hosted By Aquinas Institute of Theology

USCCB’s Building Intercultural Competence for Ministers (BICM) Certification Workshop

Join us for an interactive workshop on the Church’s identity and its full mission to evangelize.

Training Workshop
September 28-29, 2015
8:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m.
Facilitated by the Aquinas BICM Training Team
Cost $150

Register here or  find out more information by clicking here or emailing

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

Theology Uncorked Catholic Living for Everyone

3 Nights - 3 Speakers - 3 Topics!

Tuesday September 15
Care of Creation, How do we live out Laudato Si, On Care For Our Common Home?
Speaker: Sr. Sharon Zayac O.P. Director of Jubilee Farm will be here to share her wisdom and knowledge of ecology and spirituality, Sr. Sharon oversees her congregation’s 111-acre center which lies just west of Springfield, IL. Author of: Earth Spirituality: In the Catholic and Dominican Traditions.

Tuesday September 22
Care of Each Other, Community Near and Far, Promoting Community, Mercy, & Dignity Every Day.
Speaker: Victoria Dhabalt Compton, Director of Office of Mission Springfield Diocese will be here with practical and spiritual insights to help us “Love our neighbor”.

Tuesday September 29 6:30-830
Care of Ourselves - The Balancing Act, Care of our Physical, Spiritual, and Emotional, well-being.
Speaker: Marian Love, Director, Lay Spiritual Formation and Adjunct Instructor in Pastoral Theology Aquinas Institute of Theology will give us tools and methods to take care of the sacred vessel that is you.

Where: Oak Room, lower level of St. Boniface Church Edwardsville 110 N. Buchanan. Contact the parish office for registration 618-656-6450 or email Early registration is recommended. - $15 per class or $35 for the series includes refreshment. Each night will conclude that topic. You can attend one or all three events. Catechist credit is also available for these programs by contacting Robin Black-Rubenstein, Pastoral Associate, St. Boniface Church.


A Day of Reflection with Hagia Sophia, Holy Wisdom

Spend a day with Sophia: discover her in history, scripture and contemporary spirituality. Who is She and what does She have to teach us today? How does She invite us into the endless possibilities of God? Join us for an enlightening day of discovery, reflection and prayer. Facilitated by Kathleen Davis, MAPS, Spiritual Director.

Two Opportunities to attend:

Il Ritero Franciscan Retreat Center
Saturday, September 26, 2015


Sanguis Christi Spirituality Center
Saturday, October 10, 2015