Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

Formation and Education for the Life of the Church

Online Formation

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Lay Online

To be a disciple of Jesus Christ is to seek conversion - an ongoing process by which we enter more fully into the Kingdom of God and serve others in and through the Church.

The Online Formation Program supports this conversion process for our students, alumni and others interested in growing in their faith. For lay ministers, each formation activity is planned to meet one or more of the National Certification Standards for Lay Ecclesial Ministers, approved by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in November 2011.

Online Audit

An online audit allows you to access all the content of one of our 14-week graduate courses (weekday format) for just $75. Registration enables you to download all of the  video and/or MP3 audio lecture recordings, syllabus, PowerPoint presentations, handouts and other relevant files. The online audit can be used for personal enrichment or, in many cases, to meet continuing education requirements.

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Online Reading Community

Our online reading community program helps persons involved in or interested in lay ministry, but separated by space and time, to join together as an online formation community. Together the community will read and share reflections on a book or other form of media. The reading and reflection are prayerful activities that seek to act under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is a chance to grow in our love of God and of our brothers and sisters as we seek to work with Christ in establishing His Kingdom.

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Online Scripture Study

All people of faith are welcome to sign up for our online Scripture study, which includes personal study as well as online discussion with other interested people. The upcoming Bible study groups will take up St. Paul's letters to the Corinithians and the Book of Exodus, using study materials from Collegeville Bible Commentary series.

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