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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

Patrick Nazeck (’19) -- quote 1

“No one here tells us what to think. We read the great books, look into them deeply, and then discuss them actively in class, which has forced me to take responsibility for my own education.”

– Patrick Nazeck (’19)

Ridgecrest, California

“Thomas Aquinas College is one of the premiere liberal arts colleges in the country and the pride and joy of the Santa Barbara Pastoral Region.”

– Most Rev. Robert E. Barron

Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles

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