The Aquinas Institute is Princeton’s University’s Catholic Campus Ministry. It welcomes all students no matter their faith to experience the vitality and life of the Catholic Community at Princeton University. It serves the Catholic students as it strives to assist in the integration of the spiritual, social and academic aspects of their university life in a faithful and engaged Catholic community. It strives to share the richness of the Catholic intellectual tradition and its cultural legacy with the Princeton University community. The Aquinas Institute aspires to be a place where students can encounter Christ and grow in their relationship with their God.
Chaplain: Rev. Fr. Gabriel Zeis, T.O.R.
Father Gabe Zeis, T.O.R. is the Chaplain for The Aquinas Institute and at Princeton University. With degrees in education and theology, one from the University of Saint Thomas, Minnesota, another from Weston School of Theology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and an undergraduate degree in Education from Saint Francis University, Lorretto, PA, Father Gabe has served in many capacities in all arena of education, from the elementary level through higher education, most recently serving as president of Saint Francis University. He has a heart for the classroom and has extensive teaching experience. He also has an interest in creative writing and has submitted work to various religious periodicals. Father realized the importance of connecting Theology with service and ministry, as we are all called to be instruments of God’s peace and love for others. With that said he is excited to serve the Catholic community here at Princeton University. Father Gabe will also be Vicar for Catholic Education in the Diocese of Trenton, NJ. He can be contacted at email@example.com