Duc in Altum: Into the Deep
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's grace and left everything to follow him.
Duc in Altum is a weekly faith formation program 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 nourished in their own call to holiness.
Join us every Wednesday evening at Lib 108 (library) for this time of wonderful community, deep learning, and growth in your Catholic faith.
“. . . 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
Questions about this program? Contact Marta Pereira (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Rachel Sherry (email@example.com).
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