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, year-round Philosophy Institute for Religious Sisters
"Philosophy and the Catholic Mind" -
A Catholic Philosophy Program
Registration will re-open for July courses in June. Please check back.
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 First class late Jan.
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 anthropology 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"?
Follow these Steps When Registration is OPEN:
1. Click on "REGISTRATION for CATECHETICAL INSTITUTE" pic below (please scroll down to the bottom of the screen)
2. Choose your course(s) "Philosophy and the Catholic Mind" and "Add" to your Shopping Bag.
3. Complete Registration Process and agree to the payment terms.
4. Click "Submit Order" to complete your Registration.
After you are enrolled and before the start of the course, you will receive an email with important class information. You login information will be sent via email on the first day of the course.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you do not receive this email by the day before the first class.
For additional information, please contact our Department Coordinator, Suzanne Mulrain at SMulrain@scs.edu or Sharon Presta, Admin. Asst at 610-785-6287. We will be happy to help you!
PLEASE NOTE: IF A THIRD PARTY IS PAYING FOR YOUR COURSE, PAYMENT MUST BE MADE ON YOUR BEHALF BY THE END OF THE FIRST WEEK OF CLASS IF YOU WISH TO RECEIVE CREDIT FOR THE CLASS. IT IS THE STUDENT'S RESPONSIBILITY TO NOTIFY THE PARISH FINANCE OFFICE OR SCHOOL FINANCE OFFICE THAT PAYMENT IS DUE.
Courses are nonrefundable.