Since 1999, Saint Meinrad has partnered with U.S. dioceses to offer a comprehensive program for the education and formation of permanent deacons for local churches across the country.
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 on site into the diocese.
The diocese selects and assigns spiritual directors, mentors, facilitators of theological reflection groups, and supervisors of supervised ministry experiences.
The Most Reverend Edward Braxton
The Most Reverend Steven Biegler
The Most Reverend Joseph Siegel
The Most Reverend Charles C. Thompson
The Most Reverend John Stowe, O.F.M., Conv.
The Most Reverend Anthony B. Taylor, DD
Little Rock, Arkansas
The Most Reverend Joseph E. Kurtz, DD
The Most Reverend Mark J. Spalding
The Most Reverend Thomas J. Paprocki, DD
The Most Reverend Edward Rice
The Most Reverend W. Francis Malooly