Faith & Action

"Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire."
St. Catherine of Siena, Doctor of the Church

Retreat Programs

Aquinas House currently hosts retreats during the fall, winter, and spring terms. Each has a different focus, but all are aimed at creating an opportunity for students to grow in faith and love of God and neighbor. Students also have the opportunity to serve their community as retreat leaders. More information can be found on our retreat page.

"Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth; and God has placed in the human heart the desire to know the truth - in a word, to know himself - so that by knowing and loving God, men and women can come to the fullness of the truth about themselves."
St. Pope John Paul II, Fides et Ratio

Faith & Reason Group

As St. Pope John Paul II wrote in the encyclical Fides et Ratio, study, prayer, and action are intimately woven together in the pursuit of Truth. Because of this, our community seeks to create a space that includes opportunities for our students to grow in knowledge as they deepen their faith. We do so by offering the chance to gather regularly to discuss theological topics, as well as coordinate larger, special events such as hosting guest speakers. Recent topics have included the Nicene Creed, prayer, Scripture and Tradition, and Catholicism among Christianity.

If you are interested in learning more, please contact maria.m.miloscia@dartmouth.edu.

Service Opportunities

Service programming at Aquinas House seeks to embolden students to put their faith into action. With guidance from the principles of Catholic Social Teaching, students are encouraged to foster the common good of their community by upholding the dignity of all people.

Regular local service through AQ varies by term, but trips are always coordinated by student leaders in collaboration with our staff. Locations have included:

  • Dismas House of Hartford, VT
  • Upper Valley Haven
  • Valley Terrace Assisted Living
  • David's House
  • Orford House
"When interdependence becomes recognized...the correlative response as a moral and social attitude, as a 'virtue,' is solidarity. This then is not a feeling of vague compassion or shallow distress at the misfortune of so many people, both near and far."
Sollicitudo Rei Socialis, 38
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