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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

@JohnsonHildy

Sanjay Adhikari (’18)

“When I first came here, since I am not a Catholic, I was nervous, because it’s a different culture for me, but people have been so friendly, so charitable. It is such a blessing to live in this community, where people care about you. You make strong friendships that last a lifetime.”

– Sanjay Adhikari (’18)

Kathmandu Nepal

“Thomas Aquinas College has always been thoroughly Catholic in its identity. It's an outstanding program of studies, founded on a loyalty to the Chair of Peter and to the Magisterium of the Church.”

– Raymond Cardinal Burke

Prefect Emeritus, Supreme Tribunal

of the Apostolic Signatura

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