Through the richness of Jesuit and Catholic tradition, formation at JST integrates the contextual study of theology with a commitment to faith and justice. All students have the opportunity to participate in community Masses and lay-led liturgies, weekly dinners, retreats, and community service projects and reflection sessions, and spiritual direction.
The Instituto Hispano is a certificate program that offers theological and pastoral formation to leaders of communities and local churches. The Instituto is held over the course of three, two-week sessions in July and takes place on Santa Clara University’s main campus. All classes are taught in Spanish.
The Jesuit School of Theology is a member school of the Graduate Theological Union (GTU), the largest partnership of seminaries and graduate schools in the United States. It has become an ecumenical and interreligious crossroads, a location where bridges are built among Christian denominations and other faith traditions from an interdisciplinary approach. The GTU and its member schools educate students for teaching, research, ministry, and service.
My time at JST has moved my studies beyond the boundaries of the classroom, inviting me to enact my faith in the world. As a biblical scholar, I am called to consider how the Scriptures encourage social justice and call us to act with and for those at the margins.