Santa Clara University

Women of Wisdom and Action

Spiritual Formation

Fostering spiritual growth is central to the Woman of Wisdom and Action initiative. Alongside academic program, the initiative, as part of the Jesuit School of Theology, offers spiritual accompaniment, faith sharing, and networking with other students who are religious sisters and brothers, lay people, and candidates for the priesthood. In addition to opportunities for personal retreats, sisters have the possibility of optional summer training to become retreat leaders and spiritual directors.

The inter-congregational community, a home away from home, is the base for the spiritual and liturgical rhythm the sisters choose to create, enriched by common life and mutual support. Other U.S. American women congregations will offer an extension of this home for the student sister for spiritual recharging, retreat work, and faith sharing.

As an integral and additional part of spiritual formation, the sisters of WWA are able reach out into local communities in the Bay Area, with whom they share a language or cultural background. This will offer the student-sisters a variety of possibilities for ministerial training according to their own experience, talents, and congregational need as well as build bridges between the U.S. and their home communities.

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Contact Information

Please refer all admissions inquiries to:

Kristin Casey

Senior Associate Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
(510) 549-5013

Please refer all general inquiries about the program to:

Julia D.E. Prinz, V.D.M.F.

Director of the Women of Wisdom and Action Initiative
(510) 549-5051

Mailing Address
1735 LeRoy Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94709

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