Area Opportunities

A first-rate theological institution in less than an hour's drive offers classes as well as special events throughout the year:

THE ECUMENICAL INSTITUTE AT ST. MARY’S SEMINARY
www.stmarys.edu/ei

A center for theological study promoting ecumenical and interfaith understanding and contributing to the formation of a theologically and ethically informed public. Located at St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore, the Institute offers classes for personal enrichment, as well as accredited degree programs in Theology and Church Ministries, and graduate certificate programs. Scholarships available.

BON SECOURS SPIRITUAL CENTER
www.BonSecoursSpiritualCenter.org

A place of peace, healing, and hope, located just off Rt. 70 in Marriottsville, Maryland on 313 acres of pastures and woodlands. This is a ministry of the Sisters of BonSecours, whose mission is rooted in their call to help bring people to wholeness, to alleviate human suffering, and to help bring others to a deeper awareness of their own spirituality. You will find programs and retreats to nourish your relationship with God. You can also visit to walk the labyrinth or engage in a pesonal retreat or day of prayer.

CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA
School of Theology and Religious Studies
http://trs.cua.edu/

"The university accords priority to theology and to religious studies and to programs that explore the Roman Catholic tradition of humanistic learning and its relevance to the needs of society and the Church." CUA offers grad and undergrad degrees, as well as hosting various programs and symposia of interest to the Catholic community.

Distance Learning

BOSTON COLLEGE, C21 ONLINE
http://www.bc.edu/schools/stm/c21online/

Wonderful and varied non-credit courses and workshops for on-going faith formation, including free mini-courses.

AUGUSTINE INSTITUTE
http://www.augustineinstitute.org/

"Forming disciples for leadership in the New Evangelization for intellectual, personal, and practical instruction so that they may renew the Church and transform the world for Christ." Offers degrees, certificates, and courses for lay people, catechists, and religious educators throughout the country.