Order of St. Thomas Recipients
Order of St. Thomas Recipients
Order of St. Thomas Recipients“To mark its 25th year, the Center for Thomistic Studies initiated the Order of St. Thomas, to be awarded to persons who have testified to “the incomparable value of the philosophy of Saint Thomas” (Fides et Ratio 5, §57) in their writings, teaching, philanthropy or way of life. Each recipient is presented with a medal bearing an image of Thomas Aquinas and the motto of the Order, Quantum Potes, Tantum Aude: “Dare to do all that you can.”

2013—Dr. Joseph M. McFadden, President Emeritus, University of St. Thomas

“In gratitude for his efforts towards building Catholic identity at institutions across the world through the model of St. Thomas Aquinas as teacher and scholar.”

2012—No recipient

2011—Fr. Robert Crooker, CSB

“In honor of his contribution as a Basilian to the renaissance in the study of St. Thomas Aquinas in North America, first at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies in Toronto and then here at the Center for Thomistic Studies.” 

Ms. Michele Malloy, Chair, Board of Directors, UST

“In gratitude for her contribution to building a Catholic culture on the Board, and in the University—a culture that reaches out into the city of Houston. Without such an environment, our work would become onerous and our faculty dispirited.”

Dr. Peter Kreeft, Professor of Philosophy at Boston College

“For all he has done to ensure the continuity of the transmission of Aquinas’ thought, but more importantly its comprehension.”

2010- Most Reverend J. Michael Miller, CSB, Archbishop of Vancouver

“For his superb contributions towards realizing the vision of Ex Corde Ecclesiae in Catholic universities all over the world and his firm friendship for the Center for Thomistic Studies.”

2009-- Fr. Leo Elders, SVD , Professor of Philosophy, Rolduc Seminary, The Netherlands

“For his superb contribution to the study of St. Thomas Aquinas and his generosity to the Center for Thomistic Studies.”

2008—Fr. Victor Brezik, CSB and Mr. Hugh Roy Marshall, Founders of the Center for Thomistic Studies.

“With the gratitude of the Center faculty and students for these two men who created the institution within which we ‘dare to do all that we can!’”

2007—The Scanlan Foundation

“In gratitude for these wonderful gifts [the Frank A. Rudman Chair in Philosophy at the Center for Thomistic Studies and the Bishop Wendelin J. Nold Endowed Chair in Graduate Philosophy] and for their enduring  commitment to Catholic education.”

2006-- Avery Cardinal Dulles, Theologian

“On the 5th anniversary of his elevation to Cardinal by Pope John Paul II (21 February 2001) in recognition of his exemplary scholarship and in gratitude for his life-long defense of the faith and “of the hope that is in” us (1Peter 3:15).”

Mr. George Strake, Jr., Philanthropist

“For his unapologetic commitment to the Catholic tradition in higher education and for his generosity, which has given many young men and women the opportunity to study the philosophy of Thomas Aquinas.

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