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 and Workshops in the Metro St. Louis area


Kansas and Oz are One: Following the Yellow Brick Road of Spiritual Awakening

A Community Retreat with Avis Clendenen,
       Professor Emerita at Saint Xavier University in Chicago
June 12th-13th at the Mercy Center

For more information:
contact Maury Boehmer at or 636-256-9067

Click here for a flyer.


Ignatian Silence: Heart of Mission

July 16th-19th at St. Louis University

For more information:
Shannon Diekemper: 314-498-8359

Click here to access the Ignatian Silence: Heart of Mission webpage.

 Retreats at the King's House Retreat and Renewal Center

Role Models: Mentors for Mission

A retreat with Fr. Joe Nassal, CPPS
May 15-17, 2015

There are several incidents in the gospels when Jesus encounters people along the way whose faith is so astounding that they become models of discipleship. Some are named, like the blind beggar Bartimaeus or the Roman Centurion Jairus, but most are known only by their faithful witness—the Syro-Phoenician mother who only wanted healing for her daughter, the widow whose mite became a mighty example, and the unnamed woman who anoints Jesus as a gesture of hospitality and hospice. This retreat will explore these minor characters with major impact along with some modern day mentors who motivate and inspire our own journey of faith.

Please call 1-800-779-7909 to register or click here to register online.


Art and Spirituality Retreat

Fr. Mark Dean, OMI and King's House Staff
June 19-21

All artists—dabblers and beyond—are welcome! Come join us and explore how artistic expressions provide pathways to the soul as well as to the Spirit which undergirds all Creation, including our own hearts. This year in our work with art and spirituality we will explore the practice of Visio Divina as a way of allowing artwork to become a pathway to prayer. Good food and mindful liturgies will sustain us in body and soul during this time of creative reflection upon the relationship between the works of our hands and the work of our hearts. Jesus said we must be as little children to enter the Kingdom of God. Bring your “child-within” and come out to play!

Please call 1-800-779-7909 to register or click here to register online.