Formation for Lay Students

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The study of theology should not be simply an intellectual exercise. It engages the whole person: the pursuit of learning and holiness, as reflected in our school's Benedictine motto, Sanctitate et Scientia. Whether you serve the Church as a professional minister, volunteer actively, teach or simply live out your baptismal calling in faith, you do so not just with your mind, but with your entire self.

We can provide you a balanced, well-rounded, educational experience with a special focus on pastoral issues. Your Saint Meinrad education rests on a solid foundation of four fundamental pillars of formation-human, spiritual, intellectual and pastoral-as called for by the United States Bishops in Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord, a foundational document on lay ecclesial ministry.