Every Wednesday will be dedicated to enriching students' appreciation for the history and vision of the Church's social teaching and concretely living out that vision of solidarity, service and the common good.

Morning classes will engage the prophetic and visionary dimensions of both the ancient and modern social teaching traditions. Afternoons/evenings will be devoted to ministry service at urban and rural locations throughout the greater region.

Morning classes will include ministry reflection sessions that allow students to draw linkages between their studies and lived experiences in service to the people of God.

Selected Readings

These authors and works will be considered:

Adam, The Social Message of the Early Church Fathers, Chrysostom, Ambrose, G.K. Chesterton, Dorothy Day, Virgil Michel, Franz Jägerstätter, Jean Vanier, Wendell Berry, Jens Soering, William Cavanaugh, César Chávez

Supervised Social Ministry Sites

Ministry sites will include:

  • Prison ministry

  • Soup kitchens

  • Hospitality and homelessness - women and children

  • Ministry to the elderly