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Who Contributes to Catholic Mission?

Rev. Anthony Giampietro, CSB, talks to studentsThe University of St. Thomas is home to two religious communities, the Basilian Fathers and the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist, who reside and work at the University of St. Thomas.

The Basilian Fathers founded the University in 1947, fulfilling their dream of Catholic higher education in Houston. As a teaching order, its special charism is education, with the values goodness, discipline and knowledge. Learn more on the Basilian Fathers page.

The Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist at St. Thomas have become part of the fabric of the University of St. Thomas since 1999. Today, four sisters live in a convent on campus, living the model of religious life and contributing to the University community. Learn more on the Franciscan Sisters page.

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University of St. Thomas - Houston, TX - Educating Leaders of Faith and Character
University of St. Thomas
The University of St. Thomas, dedicated to educating leaders of faith and character, is a private institution committed to the liberal arts and to the religious, ethical and intellectual tradition of Catholic higher education. St. Thomas is Houston’s only Catholic University and was founded by the Basilian Fathers in 1947.


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