After visiting student centers across the country and gathering input from Arkansas students and benefactors, St. Thomas has an exciting plan to address both facility and ministry needs.
In much the same way St. Thomas Aquinas converted many souls, our mission as the Catholic campus ministry at the University of Arkansas is to invite and form students who are searching–so they, too, might know and love Jesus Christ, understand their call as disciples and strive toward Sainthood.
As Fr. Jason often quotes, “the world will be evangelized through beauty or not at all” (Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 1821-1881). The new church is, therefore, designed as a beacon on the hill located in our same location at the corner of Leverett and Douglas, containing a traditional cruciform sanctuary, adorned with beautiful stained glass from the original St. Thomas. The new church will seat 550 in the nave, with room for additional standing in the narthex, if needed.