A particular outreach to the Church in the United States led to
the development of a comprehensive program for the education and
formation of permanent deacons for local churches across the
Building on the resources and experience of Saint Meinrad
Seminary and School of Theology, while taking into account the
resources and specific needs of the diocese, this program provides
the academic component for ordained ministry, but schedules
coursework, practica and workshops in collaboration with the
diocese to address specific diocesan needs.
Saint Meinrad selects and assigns faculty, both regular faculty
from the Seminary and School of Theology and others who lecture as
adjuncts, who go onsite into the diocese.
The diocese selects and assigns spiritual directors, mentors,
facilitators of theological reflection groups, and supervisors of
supervised ministry experiences.