Aquinas Center is located on the campus of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Community in the heart of South Philadelphia. The former convent is being re-purposed as a space to foster mutual support and shared understanding. Parishioners and guests come together to express hospitality, promote education, and engage in service. Several meeting rooms and classrooms provide a welcoming environment for English classes, workshops, faith formation activities, and prayer groups.
Dorm style rooms and dining facilities accommodate up to thirty high school or college students for urban immersion experiences. A private apartment hosts individuals for a retreat day or prayerful weekend. Programs and rates are now available for the 2012-2013 academic year. Recent service trips include: Lynchburg College, Georgetown University, St. Louis University, and Drexel University. Learn more about these experiences and the accommodations here.
Aquinas Center also rents space for social service programs, non-profits, start up businesses, and mission ministries. Current tenants include Christian Legal Clinics of Philadelphia who offer affordable legal assistance to neighbors and University of Pennsylvania researchers who facilitate language and literacy support for immigrant families in the neighborhoods.
Please contact Bethany Welch at 215-888-9224 or e-mail bwelch [at] staquinas.com for more information or to schedule a tour of the center. Stay connected through our email list. Click here to sign up.