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Abundance of Grace: College Buoyed by Prayers & Support During Thomas Fire

Posted: December 6, 2017

By God’s grace, Thomas Aquinas College appears to have emerged unscathed from the Thomas Fire. Although there has been extensive damage to trees and brush, as well as minor damage to the coffee-shop patio, no major structures have been harmed. 

Throughout these last few days, the community has been heartened by the countless prayers and offers of help that have come from all quarters — including Twitter. Below are just a sampling of many gracious and generous tweets.

From fellow Christian schools and colleges:


From alumni:


From parents:


And from friends throughout the Catholic media:

Thomas Fire pic by Maired McArdle


Matthew Duggan (’18)

“When you’re discussing the great works you have to assimilate what’s being said by the author to your own understanding. Rather than passively receiving information, we’re becoming self-learners and independent thinkers, making the great ideas our own.”

– Matthew Duggan (’18)

Wayzata, Minnesota

“I admire this college and your faithfulness to the Church’s mission for higher education and the New Evangelization.”

– The Most Rev. José H. Gomez

Archbishop of Los Angeles