The Aquinas Center Presents:

St. Thomas Aquinas as Spiritual Teacher

Theology in a Culture of Grace

February 10-12, 2022 | Ave Maria, FL

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The Aquinas Center Presents:

St. Thomas Aquinas as
Spiritual Teacher

Theology in a Culture of Grace

February 10-12, 2022 | Ave Maria, FL

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Mission

St. Thomas Aquinas preaches in his sermon Puer Iesus, "Just as your father begot you bodily, your teacher begot you spiritually." St. Thomas himself has been blessed with prodigious fecundity for teaching done in the Holy Spirit. Always, he leads us to think of the Blessed Trinity and all things from God's own view.

The Aquinas Center for Theological Renewal at Ave Maria University and the Thomistic Institute of the Pontifical Faculty at the Dominican House of Studies invite papers for their co-sponsored conference on St. Thomas Aquinas as Spiritual Teacher: Theology in a Culture of Grace. The conference will take place at Ave Maria, Florida on February 10-12, 2022. At this event where we celebrate the spiritual benefits of St. Thomas's theology, we will also honor Archbishop J. Augustine Di Noia, O.P., Adjunct Secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Keynote Speakers

Fr. Serge-Thomas Bonino, O.P.

The Angelicum

Archbishop J. Augustine Di Noia, O.P.

Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

Fr. Wojciech Giertych, O.P.

Theologian of the Pontifical Household

Keynote Speakers

Fr. Serge-Thomas Bonino, O.P.

The Angelicum 

Archbishop J. Augustine Di Noia, O.P.

Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

Fr. Wojciech Giertych, O.P.

Theologian of the Pontifical Household

Plenary Speakers

Fr. Romanus Cessario, O.P.

Ave Maria University

Dr. Therese Scarpelli Cory

University of Notre Dame 

Bishop Daniel E. Flores

Diocese of Brownsville

Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P.

Pontifical Faculty, Dominican House of Studies

Plenary Speakers

Fr. Romanus Cessario, O.P.

Ave Maria University

Dr. Therese Scarpelli Cory

University of Notre Dame 

Bishop Daniel E. Flores

Diocese of Brownsville

Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P.

Pontifical Faculty, Dominican House of Studies

Dr. Steven Long

Ave Maria University

Dr. Michael Root

The Catholic University of America 

Fr. Thomas Weinandy, O.F.M. Cap.

Capuchin College

Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P.

The Angelicum 

Dr. Steven Long

Ave Maria University

Dr. Michael Root

The Catholic University of America 

Fr. Thomas Weinandy, O.F.M. Cap.

Capuchin College

Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P.

The Angelicum

Register Now!

February 10–12 | Ave Maria, FL

Conference Schedule
February 10–12, 2022
(Subject to Change)

Thursday, February 10

12:00 – 8:00pm

Registration

Prince Building (Outside of the O'Bryan Performance Hall)

12:00pm

Mass (optional)

2:30 – 4:00pm 

Concurrent Sessions 

4:30 – 6:00pm 

Concurrent Sessions 

7:15pm

Opening Conference Welcome

O'Bryan Performance Hall

7:30 – 8:45pm

Keynote Speaker

O'Bryan Performance Hall

Friday, February 11

8:00am – 5:00pm

Registration

Prince Building (Outside of the O'Bryan Performance Hall)

7:30am

Mass (optional)

8:30 – 10:00am 

Concurrent Sessions 

10:15 – 11:45am 

Plenary Session 1

O'Bryan Performance Hall

12:00pm

Mass (optional)

1:15 – 2:45pm 

Plenary Session 2

O'Bryan Performance Hall

3:00 – 4:30pm 

Concurrent Sessions 

4:45 – 5:45pm 

Panel

7:30 – 8:45pm

Keynote Speaker

O'Bryan Performance Hall

Saturday, February 12

7:00am – 5:00pm

Registration

Prince Building (Outside of the O'Bryan Performance Hall)

7:30am

Mass (optional)

8:30 – 10:00am 

Concurrent Sessions 

10:15 – 11:45am 

Plenary Session 3

O'Bryan Performance Hall

1:15 – 2:45pm 

Plenary Session 4

O'Bryan Performance Hall

3:00 – 4:30pm 

Concurrent Sessions 

5:00pm

Vigil Mass (optional)

6:15 – 7:30pm

Keynote Speaker

O'Bryan Performance Hall

7:45pm

Closing of the Conference

O'Bryan Performance Hall

Conference Schedule
February 10–12, 2022
(Subject to Change)

Thursday, February 10

12:00 – 8:00pm — Registration

Prince Building (Outside of the O'Bryan Performance Hall)

12:00pm — Mass (optional)

2:30 – 4:00pm — Concurrent Sessions 

4:30 – 6:00pm — Concurrent Sessions 

7:15pm — Opening Conference Welcome

O'Bryan Performance Hall

7:30 – 8:45pm — Keynote Speaker

O'Bryan Performance Hall

Friday, February 11

8:00am – 5:00pm — Registration

Prince Building (Outside of the O'Bryan Performance Hall)

7:30am — Mass (optional)

8:30 – 10:00am — Concurrent Sessions 

10:15 – 11:45am — Plenary Session 1

O'Bryan Performance Hall

12:00pm — Mass (optional)

1:15 – 2:45pm — Plenary Session 2

O'Bryan Performance Hall

3:00 – 4:30pm — Concurrent Sessions 

4:45 – 5:45pm — Panel

7:30 – 8:45pm — Keynote Speaker

O'Bryan Performance Hall

Saturday, February 12

7:00am – 5:00pm — Registration

Prince Building (Outside of the O'Bryan Performance Hall)

7:30am — Mass (optional)

8:30 – 10:00am — Concurrent Sessions 

10:15 – 11:45am — Plenary Session 3

O'Bryan Performance Hall

1:15 – 2:45pm — Plenary Session 4

O'Bryan Performance Hall

3:00 – 4:30pm — Concurrent Sessions 

5:00pm — Vigil Mass (optional)

6:15 – 7:30pm — Keynote Speaker

O'Bryan Performance Hall

7:45pm — Closing of the Conference

O'Bryan Performance Hall

Download Schedule

Hotel Blocks

Holiday Inn Express

Naples South — I-75

Cost: $155.00 (single room); $169.00 (double room)

3837 Tollgate Boulevard, Naples, FL 34114 (approximately 45 minutes from campus)

To book a room at this discounted rate, click here. The cut-off date for booking this rate is January 21, 2022.

Hampton Inn

I-75 Naples

Cost: $209.00 (either single or double room)

2630 Northbrooke Plaza Drive, Naples, FL 34119 (approximately 35 minutes from campus)

To book a room at this discounted rate, click here. The cut-off date for booking with this rate is January 15, 2022.

Airports

The closest airport is in Ft. Myers (RSW) at 55 minutes from campus. Ft. Lauderdale’s airport is approximately 1.5 hours from campus; Miami’s airport is approximately 2 hours from campus.


RSW Car Rentals

Alamo Rent A Car

(888) 826-6893

alamo.com

Budget Car Rental

(239) 225-2800

budget.com

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

(239) 561-2227

enterprise.com

Fox Rent a Car

(239) 785-3040

foxrentacar.com

Hertz

(239) 768-3100

hertz.com

Sixt Rent A Car

(888) 749-8227

sixt.com

Thrifty Car Rental

(877) 283-0898

thrifty.com

Meal Options

Meals can be individually purchased at the cafeteria throughout the conference.

  • Breakfast - $6.12*
  • Lunch - $7.45*
  • Dinner - $8.65*
  • Brunch - $7.45

*Plus applicable taxes, prices subject to change


Participants can also eat at the several restaurants in town, including:

  • The Pub and Grill
  • Lozano's Mexican Restaurant
  • Tropical Smoothie Café

Contact Us

Ave Maria University: 5050 Ave Maria Blvd. Ave Maria, FL 34142

Phone: 1 (239) 280-1629

Email: graduatetheology@avemaria.edu

Contact Us

Ave Maria University: 5050 Ave Maria Blvd. Ave Maria, FL 34142

Phone: 1 (239) 280-1629

Email: graduatetheology@avemaria.edu