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St. Thomas Week Presentation to Explore Missions of Women Religious

Aquinas College has a long tradition of intellectual and academic discourse. As a Catholic institution of higher learning, the College encourages a free and open exchange of ideas, finding the links between Catholic tradition and a variety of contemporary studies. In light of this, the College’s prepares for the upcoming celebration of the life and legacy of its namesake, St. Thomas Aquinas, with St. Thomas Week.

Each of the events, which range from tasty (serving birthday cake in St. Thomas’ honor), to contemplative (a labyrinth for meditation and prayer), tap into an element of St. Thomas’ ministry. In this way, students are encouraged to learn more about this remarkable figure. Additionally, two academic lectures - including an annual lecture sponsored by the Jane Hibbard Idema Women’s Studies Center - are open to the public. The presentations during St. Thomas Week often focus on aspects of the Catholic intellectual tradition.

This year, the first presentation of the week will be hosted by the Jane Hibbard Idema Women’s Studies Center. Delivered by Sister Maureen Geary, O.P., the Prioress of the Grand Rapids Dominicans, “The Dominican Sisters: Women Religious in Mission” will concentrate on the significant contributions of Dominicans in Michigan life. The founders of Aquinas College, these remarkable women religious have maintained lives of prayer, study, community, and service. Their compassionate role in the ongoing development of the College, and the city, is notable. The presentation will start on Wednesday, January 30, at 12:30 p.m. in the Wege Ballroom.

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