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Founded in 1947 by the Basilian Fathers the University of St. Thomas embodies the principles of Ex Corde Ecclesiae, committed to the religious ethical and intellectual traditions of Catholic higher education.

 

One of only 20 U.S. catholic colleges and universities recommended by the Cardinal Newman Society.One of only 29 U.S. Catholic colleges and universities recommended by the Cardinal Newman Society.
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Catholic chapel of St. Basil on the campus of the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX
Chapel of St. Basil

Mass is held every day; confession is held every weekday. All attendance is optional.

 
University singers at the Chapel of St. Basil on the University of St. Thomas campus in Houston, Texas
Catholic Academics

Degrees include a Theology major for undergrads, and grad degrees in Philosophy, Sacred Music and more.

 
 
Campus Ministry at Catholic University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas
Campus Ministry

Part of the Center for Faith and Culture.

Open to students of all faiths.

 
Mass of the Holy Spirit at University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas
Eucharist

There is a daily celebration. And at the beginning of the academic year, UST hosts the Mass of the Holy Spirit.

 
 
Image of blessed sacrament at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas
Blessed sacrament

Processions are held throughout the year. On Good Friday, community members walk the Way of the Cross.

 
University of St. Thomas Campus Ministry at March for Life in Washington, D.C.
Celts for Life Club

Sends students to Washington, D.C. to support the pro-life cause at the annual March for Life.

 
 
University of St. Thomas Houston Catholic campus ministry retreat
Retreats

Offered for students to hear talks, pray, reflect and enjoy time away from campus.

 
Archdiocese of Houston-Galveston Catholic Essay Contest featuring Catholic school students in Houston, TX.
Essay Contest

Annual event for Catholic school students in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. See photos.

 
 
The University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas offers a Catholic tuition waiver program
Tuition Waiver

Available to full-time employees / family members in participating Catholic schools in the Archdiocese.

 
Praying in the Catholic chapel of St. Basil on the campus of the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX
Parish Partners

UST is partnered with these parishes in the Archdiocese. Learn more or contact Cindy Viaud.