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 wanted to attend a college where I would be allowed to freely and fully practice and grow in my faith, while receiving a dynamic, modern nursing education.

- Mary-Frances N.

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

- Mary F.

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.

On one of my free days I traveled to Rome very early in the morning. I arrived inside St. Peters before the tourists and allowed the silence of the Basilica’s grandeur to penetrate my being. For an hour, the only sound I heard was that of the consecration bells, the heartbeat of the Church. AquinasAbroad provided me the opportunity to stand in the atrium of the Church, to feel His closeness, and to contemplate His directive to “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations” (Matt. 19).

- Olivia

At Aquinas, everybody is considered equal and worthy of the respect and dignity that is due to all human persons made in the image and likeness of God.

- Mary-Frances N.

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

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.

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.

The faculty, together with the Dominican Sisters, play a big role in ensuring that my fellow students and I have a very fruitful, and satisfying experience at Aquinas.

- Mary-Frances N.

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.

If you want to learn how to think—not only what to think—then Arts & Sciences at Aquinas College is the place to be. It provides a unique environment where you will be able to grow intellectually and spiritually, preparing you for anything the future could bring.

- Arts & Sciences Student

You have opportunities for daily mass or adoration, or living on campus, three days a week we hold rosary walks and night prayer. You don't find that anywhere else.

- Cinthia J.

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

- 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

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.

I'm Catholic. I just love that the school can live by its faith values because faith plays a big role in my life.

- Cinthia J.

I belong at Aquinas because it's helped me grow as a person and in my faith and to better know God and better know and love Him. I don't think I'd have had that experience somewhere else or at another college.

- Cinthia J.

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.

RSS USCCB Daily Readings

  • Memorial of Saint Vincent de Paul, Priest
    Reading 1 Jb 3:1-3, 11-17, 20-23 Job opened his mouth and cursed his day.Job spoke out and said:Perish the day on which I was born,the night when they said, “The child is a boy!”Why did I not perish at birth,come forth from the womb and expire?Or why was I not buried away like an untimely […]