The St. Thomas Aquinas Society began in June of 1991 when Therese Lorentz woke up one morning with the name St. Thomas Aquinas Society in her mind and an understanding to start a prayer group. Discerning the meaning of this name, it was decided that the St. Thomas Aquinas Society would have a twofold focus of prayer and education. Having St. Thomas Aquinas for a patron saint represented a straightforward approach to our Catholic Faith.

At that time, Therese Lorentz wrote to the Ordinary of the Diocese of Colorado Springs, Bishop Richard Hanifen, to inform him of her intentions to start a prayer group. Rev. John Slattery, then Vicar General, acknowledged Therese's letter on behalf of Bishop Hanifen.

Though the scope of the Society was not fully understood in its beginnings, a decision was made that all spiritual events of the Society would be offered without a required fee so that no one would ever be excluded. All funds for these events are raised through donations and the fund raising efforts of the membership.

It was also decided that membership would have no required fee or obligation. It is clearly recognized that St. Thomas Aquinas Society is for the variety of membership in the Mystical Body of Christ. Members of the Society are composed of those persons who wish to assist the work of the Society through the first and most important pillar of strength which is prayer; through time and talent shared; and through financial support, when possible.

Those who have supported the Society in any of the above mentioned areas of participation are considered by the Society as Members and are remembered in the prayers of the Society.

History of Smaller Quality Events

2022 History to Present

Events since discerning in January 2022 to do Quality Events within our Colorado Springs Diocese while we wait for the window to open for our grand 25th major Conference: In His Name.


schoeman st peterApril 2022
Roy Schoeman

Divine Mercy Sunday, April 24, St. Joseph Church in Salida.
An Evening with Roy Schoeman, April 25, St. Peter Church in Monument.
Roy’s Witness Testimony, April 26, the John Henry Newman Center.

Pictured at St. Peter in Monument


sullivan ingelsJune 2022
Dcn. Jack Sullivan

Dcn. Jack Sullivan’s miraculous healing through the intercession of Cardinal Newman qualified for the beatification of John Henry Cardinal Newman.

Assisted at Mass, then Testimony, June 14, St. Peter, Monument.
Testimony, June 16, Newman Center.
Pictured here with Fr. Kyle Ingels.


rush breakthroughJune 2022
Breakthrough Healing Workshop

This Breakthrough Healing Workshop was held at the Hilton Garden Inn, June 23-25 - a smaller and more intimate location for our first Breakthrough Healing Workshop.

Presenters: Patrick and Joy Campbell Cross of St. Benedict Society ( ) and Joyful Hope Missionaries (Joyful Hope TV);  Fr. Ernie Rush of Healing of Hearts Ministry.


fr piotrAugust 2022
Fr. Piotr Prusakiewicz, CSMA from Poland

Divine Mercy Mini Conference, August 4-6, Hilton Garden Inn Downtown

Divine Mercy Talk, August 9, Holy Apostles Mary’s Hous.

Divine Mercy Retreat Day, August 10, St. Joseph Salida, CO.


fr piotr 2fr piotr 3Pictures from the Divine Mercy Mini-Conference.

We were so happy that Fr. Piotr could return after airline restrictions were lifted.


fr scott philip 220rosary rallyOctober 15, 2022
Annual Diocesan Rosary Rally at St Mary’s Cathedral

Bishop Golka and Fr. Philip Scott, FJ (Family of Jesus Healer).

Presentation by Fr. Philip Scott “Adoration, Our Home Away From Home”.


golka campbell lorentzJanuary 26-28, 2023
Breakthrough Healing Workshop

Antlers Hotel, Colorado Springs, CO.

Bishop James Golka pictured with the Campbell family, Therese Lorentz and Fr. Antonio Maria Diez de Medina.

The crucifix is a gift from the Campbell family to Bishop Golka. Crucifix was hand crafted by Patrick Campbell.

Other presenters: Fr. Jim Blount, SOLT, Fr. Stephen Imbarrato, Fr.Ernie Rush, Fr. Nathan Lopez, Fr. Mark Wheelan, SOLT, Annie Karto and Tony Melendez.

Name the Speakers

Speakers of the highest calibre have participated in our conferences. They have come from all over the world, from countries including; Poland, Peru, Hong Kong, Portugal, Thailand, Ireland, Trinidad and Tobago, Russia, and Croatia.

Read more: Name the Speakers