We promote the transformative potential of the healing ministry of Jesus by offering programs that integrate theological education and spiritual formation for leaders at all levels of Catholic health care.

Strategic Initiatives

Aligned with the vision of the Aquinas Institute “to educate men and women to preach, to teach, to minister, and to lead,” we will:

  • Teach from our rich Catholic ecumenical tradition.
  • Enable the personal transformation of leaders through formational processes that engage the whole person: mind, heart, behaviors, and relationships.
  • Foster the transformation of Catholic health care through programs and materials that support communities of leaders and institutional ministries.
  • Partner with individual and corporate entities to promote the realization of the baptismal call to ministry leadership.


Co-Directors of the Ashley-O’Rourke Center

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Dr. Thomas Bushlack, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Moral Theology
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Colleen Mary Mallon, O.P., Ph.D. Associate Professor of Systematic Theology












Click here to read more about the history and significance of Benedict Ashley, O.P., and Kevin O’Rourke, O.P., after whom our center is named.