STS Summer Religious Program
STS Summer Program - Graduate and Undergraduate
STS offers a 6-week summer program (mid June through July), that is open to religious students
as well as lay students. Students may continue their studies from the fall/spring semesters through
the summer or they may enroll in the summer only program.
Summer Graduate Program in Theology for Religious and Laity
Integrating theological studies into the daily rhythm of Religious life serves to enhance and broaden
the academic experience and spiritual renewal of our Religious students. It also gives full meaning
and coherence to one's vocation and propels the student to deeper love of Christ and the Church.
Our summer program for Religious forms each student both intellectually and spiritually, and
includes recreational opportunities and optional outing and pilgrimage events. It is open to religious,
consecrated, and priests. Students may take the courses toward a masters degree or audit courses
for personal enrichment.
In addition, our campus provides the necessary spiritual environment to allow the Religious to
faithfully meet the obligations of their vows and daily prayer life, including the Liturgy of the Hours,
the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and daily Mass. Our beautiful
campus and facilities make the transition from the home community to study at STS seamless.
The Religious who stay on campus are housed on a private residence hall floor where each student
has their own room and bath. Meals are provided daily. There is a common room on the floor and
many other common areas in the residence hall such as a TV room, a lounge, a kitchen, and a
reading room. The Religious communities are welcome to organize their own schedule within the
framework of the spiritual program and meals offered by STS.
Why choose St. Charles? Listen to TESTIMONY from our student Sister.
Introducing our new, ONLINE only, year-round Philosophy Institute for Religious Sisters
"Philosophy and the Catholic Mind" -
A Catholic Philosophy Program
Please stay posted for our upcoming courses and Registration
The School of Theological Studies (1969) at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary (1832) was founded in
response to the call of Vatican II to educate Religious Sisters and the Laity to enrich the culture with
dedicated Catholic disciples and teachers. We offer graduate studies in Theology and Philosophy
taught by many seminary professors. The Sisters live the Gospel of Jesus Christ in their daily lives.
Seminary Philosophy Professors are developing four, foundational level, online Philosophy classes
for the Sisters who serve in critical roles in society, schools, hospitals, children’s homes, child
care centers, communities and universities in the midst of the contemporary culture. As icons
of God’s light and love, Sisters bring the truth of Jesus Christ.
New! Philosophy and the Catholic Mind Philosophy Modules
Earn a Credential in Catholic Philosophy in 4 Courses (a non-credit/non-degree program)
I. The Search for Wisdom: Basic Concepts in Catholic Philosophy
Gain a basic set of philosophical and theological tools for informed thinking and sound reasoning
II. The Fullness of the Human Person: Philosophical and Theological Contributions
Learn philosophical, anthropological, and Church’s contributions to affirm human person flourishing
III. Metaphysics and Creation
Gain an appreciation for the principles of the created order and the human being’s place within it
IV. Human Action and Moral Agency
Gain an appreciation for a life well-lived as beings created in the image and likeness of God
Why take "Philosophy and the Catholic Mind"?
Interested in pursuing coursework in Theology at St. Charles? Are you a returning student and need more details?
The Summer Session of 2020 is coming soon!
Don't delay! Contact our office today or visit our website for more information or to apply.
Registration begins in April for our Summer Session.
For additional information, please contact Sharon Presta, Admin. Asst at 610-785-6287.
Courses are nonrefundable.