Center for Faith & Culture

The Center for Faith & Culture was founded in 2012 to promote and interpret the various cultural offerings that Nashville has to offer as well as to host the long-standing Speaker Series. 

The mission of the Aquinas Center for Faith & Culture is to serve as a catalyst for the revival and renewal of Catholic life and culture in the twenty-first century. Its aim is to encourage and promote Catholic literature, art, music and film as a means of evangelizing the modern world through the invigoration of a vibrant Catholic Revival. Its activities include a speaker series at Aquinas College, partnership with St. Augustine’s Press to publish the St. Austin Review, pilgrimages to England, and plans to launch the Aquinas Awards for the arts.


Upcoming Events

Christopher Check

Tuesday, February 21

Christopher Check: The Battle of Lepanto
The President of Catholic Answers will speak on the Battle of Lepanto, the battle that saved the Christian West.


Tuesday, March 14

Richard Austin: An Evening with Gerard Manley Hopkins
Richard Austin, an English actor who grew up in the same area as Gerard Manley Hopkins, will give an authentic live reading of the poet’s work.

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Saturday, April 22

3rd Annual Shakespeare Celebration
Join us for the third annual Shakespeare Celebration featuring Aaron Urbanczyk, Joseph Pearce, Kevin O’Brien & the Theatre of the Word, Gary Bouchard, and Santiago Sosa of the Nashville Shakespeare Festival.


2015–2016 Events

Joanna Bogle: A People of Place

2016 Tolkien & Lewis Celebration

The Center for Faith and Culture recently concluded its second annual Tolkien & Lewis Celebration. Over 300 attendees visited Aquinas College for the second event. Stay tuned for news on the 3rd annual celebration.

2015 Photos

2015 Celebration Audio

The 2nd Annual Shakespeare Celebration

The 2nd Annual Shakespeare Celebration took place on Saturday, April 23, the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. The full day of talks and performances featured Dale Ahlquist, Joseph Pearce, Kevin O’Brien and Theater of the Word, Dr. Aaron Urbanczyk, and the drama clubs of St. Cecilia Academy and Father Ryan High School.

The Center also honored Amy Nguyen of St. Cecilia Academy in Nashville as winner of the Shakespeare and Christianity High School Essay Contest for her essay “The Malevolent Morality of Shakespeare’s Macbeth.” Amy read her paper at the celebration and was presented with her award and $500 check from Homeschool Connections.

The Center would like to thank the Creed and Culture Fund and Dr. and Mrs. Michael Kurek for sponsoring the event.



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