Mother Superior Visits Alma Mater

Mother Superior Visits Alma Mater

21 years after her graduation from Thomas Aquinas College — and 16 after she left the United States to enter the religious life in Italy — Mother Madeleine Marie of St. Joseph (Mary Kay Ellis ’99) returned to the California campus last week. As Superior of the Sister Adorers of the Royal Heart of Jesus…

OBIT: Dr. Henry Joseph Zeiter, Devout Catholic, Philanthropist and World-Renown Ophthalmologist

OBIT: Dr. Henry Joseph Zeiter, Devout Catholic, Philanthropist and World-Renown Ophthalmologist

Dr. Henry Joseph Zeiter died in his Lodi, California, home on Sunday, December 20, 2020. A beloved husband, father, and grandfather, a world-renowned ophthalmologist, and a generous philanthropist, he was also a faithful friend of Thomas Aquinas College, having served for 34 years on its Board of Governors. Henry was born in Serhel, Lebanon, on…

Priest finds peace amid pandemic

Priest finds peace amid pandemic

Writing on his Facebook page, Rev. Jerome Zeiler, O.P. , offers the following poignant dialogue about some of the many ways Our Lord is at work during this time of ubiquitous closures and social distancing. Fr.Jerome writes: Satan: “I will cause anxiety, fear, and panic. I will cause the churches to lock their doors. I…

Thomas Aquinas College New England Campus Welcomes First Students

Thomas Aquinas College New England Campus Welcomes First Students

 On the morning of August 24, Thomas Aquinas College, New England, held its inaugural Convocation exercises, welcoming 28 freshmen and 30 sophomores from some 20 states and 5 countries — the very first students on the Northfield, Massachusetts, campus. The morning began with a Mass of the Holy Spirit in the newly renamed Our Mother of Perpetual Help…

2018 Napa Institute Brings out the Best: Fully Catholic, Fully Alive

2018 Napa Institute Brings out the Best: Fully Catholic, Fully Alive

by Karen A. Walker — Now in its ninth year, the Napa Institute has evolved into a wide grouping of interesting persons—lay men and women, religious orders, and clergy of every rank, each passionately following remarkably unique and varied paths, yet each profoundly united in a shared priority to obey and serve God fully with…

Catholic College Ranks #1 in The Princeton Review

Catholic College Ranks #1 in The Princeton Review

“No one cheats, dorms are like palaces” Princeton Review says Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula among best in U.S. News Release from Thomas Aquinas College SANTA PAULA — Thomas Aquinas College is one of the country’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review, and it ranks #1 in the country for…

Catholic Leaders Mourn Death of Thomas Aquinas College President

Catholic Leaders Mourn Death of Thomas Aquinas College President

  Thomas E. Dillon, Ph.D., president of the only four-year, fully integrated Catholic Great Books program in the nation, Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, Calif., was killed Wednesday, April 15, in a solo car crash while driving with his wife, Terri, in Ireland, en route to the International Council of Universities of St. Thomas…