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Thomas Aquinas College Reflects on Relationship with Pope Saint John Paul II

Thomas Aquinas College (TAC) in Santa Paula, Calif., posted a slideshow of pictures depicting the relationship between members of the College community and Pope Saint John Paul II.

The first picture shows the newly canonized Pontiff blessing the building plan for the TAC chapel, which was presented by late College President Thomas Dillon and his wife, Terri. 

Another photo shows Fr. Sebastian Walshe, O.Praem., a graduate of TAC in 1994, who served as a deacon for Pope St. John Paul II the last time that the Holy Father presided at Mass from the high altar of St. Peter’s Basilica.  Other photos show TAC alumni being blessed as newlyweds by the Pope.

To celebrate the canonizations, the College students reportedly ate Polish food, watched the ceremony and assembled a montage of their favorite photos of the Holy Father.

TAC students also studied Pope St. John Paul II while on retreat, as was reported.

Thomas Aquinas College is recommended in The Newman Guide for its strong Catholic identity.

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