Community Programs

Theological education means more than Scripture study. It is relevant in all that we do. Aquinas Institute recognizes this and seeks to engage the Catholic community and the broader Christian community in conversations important to their faith lives and their understanding of Church and theology.



Lectures, Retreats, and Workshops in the Metro St. Louis area


Embraced by God

A day of reflection for cancer and chronic disease caregivers

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 8am-3pm
Cost: $40 includes a copy of Steve Givens'book and a midday meal.

For more info. or to register, call (636) 938-5390
or visit

Marianist Retreat & Conference Center
4000 Highway 109
Eureka, MO. 63025

Click here for a flyer

Native American Spirituality and Roman Catholicism

Saturday, July 18, 2015
National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows
Cost $20.00
Registration- 618-394-6270

Fr.Walter Butor, OMI, former pastor of St.Benedict Church in White Earth, Minnesota where members of the Ojibwe Tribe worshipped, will talk about the blending of Native American and Catholic spirituality. Join us as we celebrate St. Katrina Tekakwitha’s feast day learning about Native American Catholics and their unique contribution to the diversity and beauty of today’s Church. We will end this program with a Mass, which will respectfully inculturate Native American rituals.

For more information please contact:
Judy Williamson
Spiritual Programs Coordinator
National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows
442 S. DeMazenod Dr. Belleville, IL 62223
or click here

Ignatian Silence: Heart of Mission

July 16th-19th at St. Louis University

For more information:
Shannon Diekemper: 314-498-8359

Click here to access the Ignatian Silence: Heart of Mission webpage.

 Retreats at the King's House Retreat and Renewal Center

 Art and Spirituality Retreat

Fr. Mark Dean, OMI and King's House Staff
June 19-21

All artists—dabblers and beyond—are welcome! Come join us and explore how artistic expressions provide pathways to the soul as well as to the Spirit which undergirds all Creation, including our own hearts. This year in our work with art and spirituality we will explore the practice of Visio Divina as a way of allowing artwork to become a pathway to prayer. Good food and mindful liturgies will sustain us in body and soul during this time of creative reflection upon the relationship between the works of our hands and the work of our hearts. Jesus said we must be as little children to enter the Kingdom of God. Bring your “child-within” and come out to play!

Please call 1-800-779-7909 to register or click here to register online.