Apprenticeships & Apostolates

Thomas More College is establishing itself as the institutional force that is systematically deploying strategies to strengthen the foundations of Catholic culture–and we have established a series of apprenticeships that allow you to gain real-world experience while bringing the Light of Christ to others.

The College has identified key areas of Catholic culture in need of renewal, and has launched a series of programs aimed at restoring a society that is informed and led by Catholic truths.

These initiatives provide apprenticeship opportunities for Thomas More students to participate in a key objective of the College – to engage the world with the Truth of the Catholic Faith.

Catholic Apologetics and Scholarship

Sophia Institute Press has been managed by Thomas More College since 2011.  It publishes Catholic classics and new texts by the great and enduring figures of the Catholic intellectual tradition.  Sophia has published over 200 titles and disseminated 2.5 million books worldwide.

Crisis Magazine is now managed by the College through Sophia Institute.  It is leading the restoration of thoughtful Catholic scholarship, unapologetically articulating a Catholic perspective on the subjects of politics, business, culture, faith and family life.

Catholic Exchange, also managed through Sophia Institute, encourages readers to integrate Catholic teaching into their daily lives, and moves them from embracing ideas to taking powerful action on behalf of the Church.

Catholic Leadership

The Oxford Studies Program is designed to prepare our students for graduate school while helping them gain a deeper understanding of the role of the Catholic intellectual in today’s world.  Students study the works of G.K. Chesterton, and other Catholic thinkers such as John Henry Cardinal Newman, poet Gerard Manley Hopkins, and authors Hilaire Belloc and J.R.R. Tolkien.

The Catholic Leadership Institute is hosted each summer to help young people understand what it means to be a Catholic leader by studying the lives of great Catholic saints, listening to Christians working in the areas of business, politics, and the Church, and by serving pro-life organizations and the poor at soup kitchens.

Christ & The New Media trains priests and laymen to employ the latest technologies so they can open up broad new vistas for dialogue, evangelization, and catechesis.

Journalism

Second Spring: International Journal of Faith & Culture
is edited by TMC Program Directors, Stratford and Leonie Caldecott, Second Spring’s mission is to explore and advance the mission of a Catholic intellectual in the context of contemporary culture.

Our Journalism Apprenticeship sharpens and hones our students’ writing skills and trains them in the art of editing, video narration, journalistic research, publishing techniques, and other areas.

The Vatican Forum is hosted in Rome four times each year for international journalists covering the Vatican, offering them an informed and intelligent perspective about current controversies and issues in the news involving the Church.

The Role of the Church

The Vatican Studies Center works to correct, deepen, and spread understanding of Church institutions and teachings, and offers an accurate, informed perspective on the ongoing role of the Vatican in world politics and culture through a series of lectures, symposia, and conferences.

Sacred Art

The Way of Beauty Series is a 13-part television show that aired regularly on CatholicTV for two seasons. This popular program  renews in artists and aspiring artists an appreciation for the Catholic traditions in art and architecture. It features David Clayton, artist-in-residence at Thomas More College.

The Way of Beauty Blog is about culture in the broadest sense of the word. It is about how we live our lives in every aspect. Through it’s articles, media and advertised courses, the aim of this site is to inspire devotion to and guidance on The Way of Beauty.

The Way of Beauty Summer Programs offer a series of retreats that will transform the spirit and direct students to the divine path of creativity, love and joy. Also, during the summer, David Clayton offers an Iconography Workshop in which students are given one-on-one instruction in a tradition that is so central in the Church.

Sacred Liturgy & Discernment

Liturgical Renewal is furthered through a series of lectures and conferences that educates the faithful on the development of the liturgy and seeks to restore liturgical piety to the heart of Christian life.

Vocational Retreats, lectures, and conferences are hosted on Thomas More College’s campus throughout the year so those discerning a vocation to the priesthood or religious life are given the support and encouragement they need to answer God’s call.

Supporting Catholic Home Education

The New England Catholic Homeschool Conference
is organized and co-hosted by Thomas More College with IHM. The Conference provides information, support, and guidance for many homeschooling families throughout New England.