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. The Center for Faith & Culture offers a variety of non-academic programs and events that enable Aquinas to share its unique gifts and perspective with the community beyond the campus. And the Office of Catechetics serves its home diocese of Nashville, as well as the Diocese of Knoxville and the Diocese of Lexington in Kentucky.
The Center for Faith & Culture 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, Knoxville, and Lexington 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.