La Summette

Winter / December 2020

Letter From the President

Dear Friends,

We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and we now wish you a Very Merry and Blessed Christmas season.

If you received our most recent email, you will recognize this quote from Bishop Sheen’s book:
Peace of Soul: “UNLESS souls are saved, nothing is saved; there can be no world peace unless there is soul peace. World wars are only projections of the conflicts waged inside the souls of modern men, for nothing happens in the external world that has not first happened within a soul.”

We are so blest with our Catholic faith. It is the way to peace in our souls as we pray, spiritual read and receive the sacraments. Jesus said He would not leave us orphans. He is truly present in the Blessed
Sacrament. If we really believe this, we too can have peace in our souls. By filling our minds with God’s love and truth, we can bring Him to others, for what we carry in our minds is what affects all that we think, say and do. Remember the prayer before the Gospel: May your Word be in my mind, on my lips and in my heart.

We are now looking forward to our twenty-fourth Annual Conference: In the Love of the Trinity Our Thrice Holy God which will be held at the Elegante Conference & Event Center here in Colorado Springs. Dates are July 28 – August 1, 2021. We have a great lineup and more to add. Currently we are praying and discerning the additional invitations which we will extend in January.

As always, we will not require a registration fee. We are grateful, however, for any donations to help us with ongoing expenses in this time of need. Tax Deductible Donations are gratefully accepted. You are welcome to register at any time and to find information by visiting our website.

Our conference this past July-August: Family, Church and Nation was a wonderful spiritual success. Our numbers were much smaller because of the covid restrictions, but it was a spiritual slam dunk. People were so happy to come together and to be among other people again. The masks did not hamper our celebration of our faith. God provided the perfect window for the conference because the allowance of numbers of those who could attend was lowered the day after the conference. We are also happy to say that the conference went on without incidence, certainly another indication that God really wanted this conference about Family, Church and Nation.

Now we claim the grace of this past conference and Soldier On to the next one. We hope that we won’t have any worries about covid and restrictions, but God knows and we are convinced once again that He wants this next conference about the Holy Trinity!

Included in this mailing you will find two reply forms. We will be grateful for your help in returning them. We have a rather large mailing list and we certainly want to respect the wishes of those on both the email list and the snail mail list. It will help us greatly if you reply because it is expensive to prepare and send mailings. Please keep in mind that if you have changed your email address, you may need to let us know. You can also notify us.

Angel Thomasina

We ask the intercession and protection of St. Joseph and the Holy Family for this conference and for all of you during these difficult times. We also acknowledge St. Thomas Aquinas, our patron for the Society. We also thank St. Thomas Aquinas for being our patron. Continue to watch over the St. Thomas Aquinas Society as we continue to provide prayer and education at our events.

The Unity Prayer: Flame of Love Devotion
My Adorable Jesus,
May our feet journey together. May our hands gather in unity. May our hearts beat in unison. May our souls be in harmony. May our thoughts be as one.
May our ears listen to the silence together.
May our glances profoundly penetrate each other.
May our lips pray together to gain mercy from the Eternal Father.

Chaplet of the Most Precious Blood

Let’s claim our victory in Jesus Christ. Keep Looking up. Don’t look down like Peter did or you might get your feed wet.

Pray with confidence and Expectation! Jesus I trust in You!

Here is a collage of Memories

Our Prayer Motto

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Have you said your Hail Mary today for the St. Thomas Aquinas Society?

Soldier On!