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Going on now, JST offers a series of one-credit courses that bridge academic theology and ministerial experience. Learn more or register now for our BRIDGE COURSES.

Jesuit School of Theology

“True mercy, the mercy God gives to us and teaches us, demands justice…”

(The Church of Mercy, 107) 

-Pope Francis

Preparation for Every Spiritual Path in Life

The Ignatian tradition of spirituality and discernment permeates every aspect of our institution.  With an abundance of opportunities to exercise and reflect on real-world pastoral applications, students practice what they learn in class.  Each student may participate in daily liturgy, regular spiritual direction, retreats, many offerings in Ignatian spirituality, and other opportunities for spiritual growth.  Faithful to the Catholic tradition, distinguished faculty teach students to think critically about theology and how to live a faith that does justice in service of the Church and the world.  Watch the stories of our current students and alumni below:

Alejandro Baez, S.J.

Alejandro Baez, S.J. discusses how an education with lay students helps form him.

Kelly Miguens

Kelly Miguens explains how JST will help her with her ministry!

Michael O'Smith

Michael received an M.Div. at JST. It helped form him in his current position doing faith formation.

Faculty Spotlight

Learn more about our distinguished faculty and what they are teaching in the upcoming semester.

Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice

The Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ) conference just concluded.  The IFTJ conference is an annual gathering for members of the Ignatian family to gather to discuss issues of social justice and to learn, reflect, pray, network, and advocate together.  JST's students and staff attended this powerful event.  We would like thank all those who came to our booth, participated in our Networking Session and found us throughout the conference to discuss JST and its attributes.  For more information on JST and its offerenings, please click here.         


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