Spiritual Life

Mass is offered seven days per week in St. Jude Chapel during the fall and spring semesters, and during the summer session depending on the availability of a priest. Dates and times for Mass are regularly posted. The chapel is open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. for personal prayer.

Additionally, Aquinas College recently opened the Corpus Christi Adoration Chapel for perpetual Eucharistic adoration. The chapel is open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week year round for silent, private devotion. For more information about adoration at Aquinas, please visit the Adoration section of our website.

Two campus-wide masses are celebrated during the school year: the Holy Spirit Mass during the fall semester and the St. Thomas Aquinas Mass in the spring. While attendance is not mandatory, all students are encouraged to participate.

All classes at Aquinas begin with a prayer or spiritual reading. We also begin each meeting and event with a prayer. Many other opportunities for communal prayer are available, including an annual Living Rosary, weekly rosary recitations, biannual penance services, weekly Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Stations of the Cross during Lent.

St. Jude Chapel

Most liturgies and communal prayer—daily Mass, Rosary, Compline, and Divine Mercy Chaplet—take place in St. Jude Chapel.

St. Jude Chapel Mass

 

Corpus Christi Adoration Chapel

The Corpus Christi Perpetual Adoration Chapel serves the Aquinas College and wider community as the only perpetual adoration chapel in the Diocese of Nashville. For more information, please visit the Adoration page.

St. Jude Chapel Schedule

Mass

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
12:20 p.m.

Thursday
4:20 p.m.

Saturday
9 a.m.

Sunday
10 a.m.

Confessions

Monday–Friday
11:30 a.m.–noon

Testimonials

"I was attracted to Aquinas because it taught the Catholic Faith and had a good nursing program."

- Mary F.

My time in Italy was a constant encounter with God through beauty, a beauty found in the landscape, the architecture, the art, the people (the Italians and my classmates and the saints), and in the opportunity to slow down and soak it all in.

- Beth

I just like the rich Catholic environment here. You pray before class and before meals. There's a sense of community.

- Troy B.

"I wanted a strong Catholic college with a great Business program. I found them both at Aquinas."

- Scott A.

What I appreciate most about student life at Aquinas is the close-knit community in the dorms. It is supportive, academically focused and faith-rooted – and that doesn’t happen just anywhere.

- Gregory S.

Aquinas makes you attentive to the different ways that God leads us to a vocation.

- Ana T.

What surprised me the most about Aquinas was the Catholic tradition and how everybody practices it at that level. I'd never seen anything like it, even as a cradle Catholic. It was a whole new thing compared how I'd always practiced.

- Jonathan V.

Aquinas has made me more aware of callings—a part of the whole person is that everyone has a calling, that everyone is unique and irreplaceable.

- Ana T.

The house lunches are a huge sense of community, and we genuinely talk to each other regardless of age, station, or ties into the school environment. I think the religious tradition has a lot to do with that.

- Troy B.

I've ever had a sister as a teacher. It breaks downs stereotypes and misconceptions about being taught by a sister. They are lovely and intelligent and a reminder of the love that God has for us. They take such a sacrifice but there is such joy in that, and it reminds you that to live for others is the love that this world needs more of.

- Ana T.

For me, my abroad experience was a time to build my relationship with God without the distractions of home life, while keeping in mind that home life is where I am to bring my newfound gifts back.

- Tyler

RSS USCCB Daily Readings

  • The Ascension of the Lord
    Reading 1 Acts 1:1-11In the first book, Theophilus,I dealt with all that Jesus did and taughtuntil the day he was taken up,after giving instructions through the Holy Spiritto the apostles whom he had chosen.He presented himself alive to themby many proofs after he had suffered,appearing to them during forty daysand speaking about the kingdom of […]