Faith & Culture
The glory of God is man fully alive; man’s life is the vision of God.
– St. Irenaeus
Aquinas College in the Community
As the only four-year Catholic liberal arts college in middle or east Tennessee, Aquinas College is a trusted resource for our Diocesan family and our friends in Nashville and beyond. We offer a variety of non-academic programs and events that enable us to share our unique gifts and perspective with the community beyond the campus.
The College offers two Lecture Series per year that are free and open to the public and feature cultural, religious, and intellectual speakers from around the world. Aquinas has also partnered with the Dioceses of Nashville and Knoxville to form adult catechists in the Catechetical Formation Program, which hosts the popular annual St. Thomas Aquinas Forum. In addition, many other yearly events benefit the community, such as the popular annual Benefit Dinner that has featured such keynote speakers as Archbishop Timothy Dolan, pundit Bill Bennett, Catholic author Mike Aquilina, and Blessed John Paul II biographer George Weigel.
Audio and video from past events can be found on the Multimedia page.