Sites that Inspire: Light in the Darkness

Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas lit up at night

Photo by Mark Brown

Sites that Inspire: Light in the Darkness

December 6, 4-5:30 pm

Join us for a tour around and through the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas and the Iversen Center for Faith to experience the beauty of our campus, which shines even during the cold and dark days of winter.

We'll begin inside the Chapel with a musical performance and an invitation to take in the beauty of the sacred space. From there, we'll visit the Deceased Student Memorial by artist James Dinh and the amphitheater outside the Iversen Center – lit up at night – before returning inside for a stop at the art installation "Tell Me a Story" by Mary Griep. At each stop, our guides will share what the site means to them and the connections they experience with beauty, goodness, and truth. We'll wrap up with hot beverages and treats in the Iversen Center, hear from our Claritas director Mark McInroy on the significance of these "sites that inspire," and have an opportunity to share our own responses.

Your tour guides:
~Jacob Benda, Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas
~Karen Lange, Deceased Student Memorial
~Victoria Young, Iversen Center for Faith
~Mary Griep, "Tell Me a Story"

The tour will begin as the sun is setting. Please wear warm clothes and comfortable shoes. If you need mobility assistance, please send an email to, and we will work with you on arrangements.

No RSVP is required for this event, and you are welcome to invite family and friends. We hope to see you there.