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A Blessing for Finals Week, Fall 2019

A Blessing for Finals Week, Fall 2019

Posted: December 17, 2019

It’s finals week at Thomas Aquinas College, and students are supplementing their academic preparation with various forms of spiritual preparation — including seeking the intercession of the College’s beloved patron, St. Thomas Aquinas:

  • Fall Exams Blessing -- California 2019
    Slideshow: Pre-Exam Blessing in California
  • Fall Exams Blessing -- California 2019
    Slideshow: Pre-Exam Blessing in California
  • Fall Exams Blessing -- California 2019
    Slideshow: Pre-Exam Blessing in California
  • Fall Exams Blessing -- California 2019
    Slideshow: Pre-Exam Blessing in California
  • Fall Exams Blessing -- California 2019
    Slideshow: Pre-Exam Blessing in California
  • Fall Exams Blessing -- California 2019
    Slideshow: Pre-Exam Blessing in California
  • Fall Exams Blessing -- California 2019
    Slideshow: Pre-Exam Blessing in California
  • Fall Exams Blessing -- California 2019
    Slideshow: Pre-Exam Blessing in California
  • Fall Exams Blessing -- California 2019
    Slideshow: Pre-Exam Blessing in California
  • Fall Exams Blessing -- California 2019
    Slideshow: Pre-Exam Blessing in California
  • Fall Exams Blessing -- California 2019
    Slideshow: Pre-Exam Blessing in California
  • Fall Exams Blessing -- California 2019
    Slideshow: Pre-Exam Blessing in California

At 8:30 a.m. each morning on the California campus, students receive blessings from one of the College’s three chaplains with a first-class relic of St. Thomas. The blessing, which takes place during finals week every semester, allows students to ask for St. Thomas’ prayers in an intimate, tangible way.

Meanwhile, students on the New England campus are carrying on the tradition by receiving pre-finals blessings with a relic of the True Cross:

  • Fall Exams Blessing -- New England 2019
    Slideshow: Pre-Exam Blessing in New England
  • Fall Exams Blessing -- New England 2019
    Slideshow: Pre-Exam Blessing in New England
  • Fall Exams Blessing -- New England 2019
    Slideshow: Pre-Exam Blessing in New England
  • Fall Exams Blessing -- New England 2019
    Slideshow: Pre-Exam Blessing in New England
  • Fall Exams Blessing -- New England 2019
    Slideshow: Pre-Exam Blessing in New England
  • Fall Exams Blessing -- New England 2019
    Slideshow: Pre-Exam Blessing in New England
  • Fall Exams Blessing -- New England 2019
    Slideshow: Pre-Exam Blessing in New England

May the Lord bless all of the College’s students taking finals this week!

“Thomas Aquinas College is lending a helpful hand to the Church to fulfill her mission. There is no doubt that this Christian environment that is nurtured here is the main cause why there have been so many responses to the call of God to the priesthood and to the consecrated life in the female and male students of your College.”

– Zenon Cardinal Grocholewski

Prefect Emeritus

Congregation for Catholic Education

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