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On both coasts, the students of Thomas Aquinas College are blessed to worship at reverent liturgies in beautiful buildings which reflect the rich heritage of their respective regions. The California and New England chapels both serve as the heart of their campuses, and both are named for Our Lady — our mother, our model, and our mediatrix.

These buildings are founts of grace for the students, faculty, staff, and friends of Thomas Aquinas College. Here, faith is nurtured. Here, conversions, baptisms, and confirmations take place; sins are forgiven; souls are nourished with Christ’s Precious Body and Blood. Here, young men and women discern their vocations and dedicate their lives to the service of Christ and His Church. Some hear the call to the religious life or the priesthood. Others answer the call to marriage, and some are united in the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony.

California

Arcade View一道本不卡免费高清At the head of the academic quadrangle on Thomas Aquinas College’s California campus stands its most prominent and important structure, Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel. The fruit of a dozen years of planning, thousands of contributions from generous benefactors, and more than three years of construction, the Chapel was dedicated on March 7, 2009 — the anniversary of which is observed as a solemnity on the California campus.

Designed by University of Notre Dame architect Duncan Stroik, in collaboration with late Thomas Aquinas College president Thomas E. Dillon, Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel is, like the College’s classical curriculum, drawn from the greatest sources of the Western tradition. The building’s dome is representative of the College’s fidelity to Rome; its bell tower evokes California’s Mission history. Together, they announce the essential role of the Catholic faith in the life of the College.

Interior of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel

Adorned with original statues, sacred artwork, and Biblical inscriptions, the Chapel is, as Dr. Dillon intended, a church that teaches. Through its every detail and its very design, which has garnered widespread acclaim一道本不卡免费高清, the building invites visitors to contemplate the greatest truths of the Faith.

一道本不卡免费高清The Chapel is named for Our Lady, our model in all human endeavors because of her unique relationship with the Persons of the Most Holy Trinity, the study of which is the culmination of students’ work at the College. 

, in honor of Our Lady, who, through her intercession, has been a source of perpetual help to the College, particularly in the establishment of Thomas Aquinas College, New England.

Mosaic of Our Mother of Perpetual HelpWhile preserving the Chapel’s elegance and heritage, the College initiated a number of renovations to transform it for Catholic worship. Workers have installed a tabernacle, kneelers, and a central aisle for liturgical processions. , a permanent altar and altar rail, and Stations of the Cross are forthcoming. And just above the Chapel’s main entryway, ensconced in the masonry, now appears the likeness of Our Mother of Perpetual Help: a mosaic一道本不卡免费高清 replica of a centuries-old icon associated with countless miracles.

 

 

Very Rev. Fr. John M. Berg

一道本不卡免费高清“The College passes on the Faith through uniting it with reason.”

一道本不卡免费高清– Very Rev. Fr. John M. Berg, F.S.S.P (’93)

一道本不卡免费高清Superior General of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter

“What you do here at this college is important not only for the individual salvation of your soul, but really as a witness to all of society.”

一道本不卡免费高清– Most Rev. Robert Francis Vasa

一道本不卡免费高清Bishop of Santa Rosa