"Without any understanding of man's deep-seated urge to self-transcend, of his very reluctance to take the hard, ascending way, and his search for some bogus liberation either below or to one side of his personality, we cannot hope to make sense of our own particular period of history or indeed of history in general, of life as it was lived in the past and as it is lived today. For this reason I propose to discuss some of the more common Grace-substitutes, into which and by means of which men and women have tried to escape from the tormenting consciousness of being merely themselves. .... human beings have felt the radical inadequacy of their personal existence, the misery of being their insulated selves and not something else, something wider, something in Wordsworthian phrase, 'far more deeply interfused'." (Aldous
Huxley, "Appendix" from The Devils of Loudun, Penguin Books, 1971, 313f.)

Aquinas Academy is Changing

JThomas Aquinas

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Aquinas Academy is transitioning from courses on-site to resources on-line.  A new web site is being built at the moment to accommodate this transition.  It is expected that this new web site will be up and running by mid-December 2021.
We had hoped to have some more courses this year before that transition was made. However, the long lockdown has made that impractical.  There will be no more Aquinas Academy events on-site this year. Next year we will hold some celebratory events to mark the ending of the onsite phase of the Aquinas Academy from 1945 to 2021. Seventy six very fruitful years!

A number of people need to be especially acknowledged – eg Sr Marie Biddle RSJ MA MTh.
The celebratory events will be held in the second half of 2022 as Michael Whelan will be away on sabbatical in the first half of the year.