St. Thomas Aquinas: The Catholic Center at Purdue is committed to all of our parishioners’ intellectual formation and spiritual growth. The Adult Faith Formation programming is steeped in the Catholic Faith’s two pillars: Scripture and Tradition. Through these pillars, we will grow in the knowledge of our faith, the liturgy, our moral understanding, prayer, communal life, and missionary spirit – all steeped in Sacred Scripture. Please check the bulletin for our regularly scheduled events.
Centering Prayer is a silent prayer method that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, prayer in which we experience God’s presence within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself. This method of prayer is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship.
Centering Prayer is not meant to replace other kinds of prayer. Instead, it adds depth of meaning to all prayer. It facilitates the movement from more active prayer modes — verbal, mental, or affective prayer — into a receptive prayer of resting in God. Centering Prayer emphasizes prayer as a personal relationship with God and a movement beyond conversation with Christ to communion with Him.
Often one finds oneself in need of a companion as one traverses the roads of life. Spiritual Direction provides that companion. Through Spiritual Direction, you are invited to meet regularly with a trained and experienced Spiritual Director who will help you hear and see God’s movement and call in your life. If you want a Spiritual Director, please contact one of the priests.