Thomistic Institute

THE THOMISTIC INSTITUTEThe Thomistic Institute exists to promote Catholic truth in our contemporary world by strengthening the intellectual formation of Christians at universities, in the Church, and in the wider public square. The thought of St. Thomas Aquinas, the Universal Doctor of the Church, is our touchstone.  Promoting Catholic truth in the contemporary university is the primary focus of our work. We do this through our campus chapters program, academic conferences, and intellectual retreats. The TI also sponsors various academic projects (research, publications, colloquia, and more) and provides scholarships to lay students studying theology at the Dominican House of Studies. In 2022, we launched a study abroad program for students from around the world at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome.  In addition to our work on campus, we’re also promoting the Catholic intellectual tradition online. On YouTube, Aquinas 101 introduces viewers to the philosophical and theological world of St. Thomas Aquinas and proposes ways that his thought can help us engage with contemporary concerns (e.g., the relationship between faith and modern science). We also regularly post recordings of lectures we organize on the Thomistic Institute Podcast.  The Thomistic Institute is part of the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C. It was founded in 2009.