Aquinas Hosts Training for Renowned Scripture Institute

May 13, 2013

The Aquinas College Office of Catechetics hosted training for the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology’s “Genesis to Jesus” study program on campus on Saturday, May 4. The Center’s Executive Director, internationally known Catholic author and speaker Matthew Leonard, co-led the all-day training along with Joan Watson, Coordinator of Catechetics at Aquinas. The study program serves as the foundation for the Center’s parish-based Journey Through Scripture program. Nearly 100participants from the Diocese of Nashville and several states, including Texas and Wisconsin, packed the St. Martin de Porres lecture hall.

Matt Leonard said of his trip to Nashville: “What a pleasure it was to present Journey through Scripture to a packed house at Aquinas College. There is a particular beauty and vibrancy about the Catholic culture here that is extremely attractive. I’m really looking forward to my next visit.”

Joan Watson observed, “It’s been my personal experience that the Journey through Scripture studies make the Word of God accessible to the average Catholic while not watering down the richness and depth of its power, and it’s my hope that the Diocese of Nashville will benefit as these newly-trained leaders go out to their parishes.”

Catechetics at Aquinas College is a collaboration between Aquinas and the Diocese of Nashville. Apart from their Catechist Formation Program that the office offers in the Nashville and Knoxville dioceses, the Office of Catechetics leads workshops on Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and created the popular annual St. Thomas Aquinas Forum.