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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

Isabella McNiff (’18) -- quote 2

“Real diversity of opinion is welcomed here. The tutors appreciate it when you have a well thought-out objection — but you always have to be prepared to back your opinion with a sound argument.” 

– Isabella McNiff (’18)

Broad Run, Virginia

“Thomas Aquinas College is doing on the undergraduate level exactly what should be done. The College's alumni and alumnae prove that with this kind of education you can go on and do anything.”

– Dr. Ralph McInerny (†)

Scholar and Writer

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