Saint John's School of Theology and Seminary
Dean: Dale Launderville OSB
Rector: Michael Patella OSB
Faculty: Nickolas Becker OSB, Charles Bobertz, Kathleen Cahalan, William Cahoy, Kristin Colberg, Shawn Colberg, Martin Connell, Katherine Lilla Cox, Carolyn Finley, Daniel Finn, Kim Kasling, Jeffrey Kaster, Patricia Kent, Dale Launderville OSB, Michael Patella OSB, Anthony Ruff OSB, Columba Stewart OSB, Barbara Sutton, Rebecca Van Ness, Johan Van Parys, Axel Theimer
The School of Theology and Seminary of Saint John's University, founded by Benedictines in 1857, offers the following degrees: the Master of Divinity , the Master of Theological Studies, the Master of Arts in Ministry, the Master of Arts in Liturgical Music, and the Master of Theology.
The School also offers a number of Certificate Programs and Holy Land and Early Christian World study trips.
Saint John's School of Theology and Seminary, rooted in the Roman Catholic and Benedictine traditions and the ecumenical and liturgical heritage of Saint John's Abbey, fosters study and prayer in a community of learners.
As a community of faith and hope, we, the faculty, staff, and students of Saint John’s School of Theology and Seminary, worship God and celebrate the life, death, and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit.
As an academic community relying on the wisdom of the same Holy Spirit, we root ourselves in the Christine tradition, and interpret that legacy in light of the Roman Catholic and Benedictine heritage passed on to us by Saint John’s Abbey with its rich theological, liturgical, and ecumenical history. We commit ourselves to academic, spiritual, pastoral, and professional formation so we might serve the Church in lay and ordained ministry and thus use our diverse gifts for the transformation of our world. We dedicate ourselves to a life-long pursuit of wisdom so we might progress in Christian faith and “run on the path of God’s commandments, our hearts expanding with the inexpressible delight of love” (Prologue, RB).
Graduate theology courses
Courses in the 400s, listed below, are designed for students in the theology programs of the School of Theology and Seminary. Undergraduates may register for them with the permission of the instructor, chair of the CSB/SJU theology department and of the dean of the School of Theology and Seminary. Courses in the 500s are open only to students in the School of Theology and Seminary.
For more information about the School of Theology and Seminary and the courses listed below, please contact: Director of Admission, Saint John's School of Theology and Seminary, Saint John's University, Collegeville, MN 56321-7288, or call 320-363-2964.