Student Life

Spiritual Life

Mass is offered seven days per week in St. Jude Chapel during the fall and spring semesters, and during the summer session depending on the availability of a priest. Dates and times for Mass are regularly posted. The chapel is open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. for personal prayer.

Two campus-wide masses are celebrated during the school year: the Holy Spirit Mass during the fall semester and the St. Thomas Aquinas Mass in the spring. While attendance is not mandatory, all students are encouraged to participate.

All classes at Aquinas begin with a prayer or spiritual reading. We also begin each meeting and event with a prayer. Many other opportunities for communal prayer are available, including an annual Living Rosary, weekly rosary recitations, biannual penance services, weekly Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Stations of the Cross during Lent.

The Frassati Society is a student religious organization dedicated to living out the Beatitudes. They host several weekly and annual events.

St. Jude Chapel


St. Jude Chapel Schedule

Mass

Sunday: 6 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday: 12:20 p.m.
Thursday: 4:20 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.

Compline

Monday–Wednesday at 9 p.m.

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Monday–Friday: 11:30 a.m.–12 p.m.

Eucharistic Adoration

Mondays 1–5 p.m.

Spiritual Life Events

Testimonials

"I chose Aquinas because of the strong Catholic identity and the fact that it valued the Dominican tradition and, at the same time, it was located in the south in the city of Nashville."

- Mary W.

"I wanted a strong Catholic college with a great Business program. I found them both at Aquinas."

- Scott

If you want to learn how to think, not only what to think, then Arts & Sciences at Aquinas College is the place to be. It provides a unique environment where you will be able to grow intellectually and spiritually, preparing you for anything the future could bring.

- Arts & Sciences Student

"I was attracted to Aquinas because it taught the Catholic Faith and had a good nursing program."

- Mary F.

RSS USCCB Daily Readings

  • Thursday in the Octave of Easter
    Reading 1 acts 3:11-26 As the crippled man who had been cured clung to Peter and John,all the people hurried in amazement toward themin the portico called “Solomon’s Portico.”When Peter saw this, he addressed the people,“You children of Israel, why are you amazed at this,and why do you look so intently at usas if we had made him walk by our own power or piet […]