The major objective of the Thomistic Institute is to conduct and promote both translations and research studies concerning the works and thought of Saint Thomas Aquinas. This involves both projects concerning the history of his works, aimed at a better placement of Saint Thomas Aquinas’s thought in his epoch, as well as attempts at confronting St. Thomas’s proposal with contemporary philosophy and theology. In order to achieve these goals the TI:
- organises seminars,
- runs publishing projects,
- organises debates,
- provides a library offering materials for research on the works of Saint Thomas Aquinas.
The TI has published a considerable amount of texts and works devoted to the Polish Middle Ages (see History). Some projects conducted by the TI aim at both making use of this output and developing it.