Duc In Autumn Group Meeting

Duc in Altum

A gathering for students to explore the Catholic faith more deeply and apply it to their own lives.

Duc in Altum is Latin for “put out into the deep,” the words that Jesus said to Peter when he first encountered him, prompting him to go into deep water and lower his nets for a catch. Peter reluctantly agreed, and as a result, his fishing nets tore because of the great number of fish he caught. Peter discovered the depth of Jesus’ grace and left everything to follow him.

Duc in Altum is a monthly faith community program with formation, fellowship and prayer that is rooted in Catholic teaching and offers St. Thomas students an opportunity to explore their Catholic faith more deeply and apply it to their own lives. Drawing from the rich intellectual, spiritual, and social traditions of the Church, the students appropriate for themselves the treasure of their faith and are enriched by a caring intentional community.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact Marta Pereira.

Join Us!

Duc in Altum will be held once a month. Stay tuned for fall dates!

Sample Programs

  • The Catholic Approach to Scripture
  • The Vocation of the Student
  • Science and Religion
  • Laudato Si and Ecological Conversion
  • Catholicism and Literature
  • Mental Prayer and Lectio Divina
  • Philosophy and Faith
  • Theology of Beauty and Creativity

Student Testimonial

“For me, Duc in Altum was a place where I could not only go for amazing fellowship and discussion but also active and deeper intellectual and spiritual formation. Walking away from every meeting, I always have plenty of things to bring to both thought and prayer.”

—Ricky Pipala ’23

Small Votive Candle Burning

“…one needs to open one’s heart to the abundance of grace and to allow the word of the Redeemer to act with all its power: ‘Duc in altum!’ Whoever opens his heart to Christ will not only understand the mystery of his own existence, but also that of his own calling; he will bear the abundant fruit of grace.”

John Paul II, Novo Millennia Ineunte