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Why graduate study at the STM?

Sarah Mary Toce

Mary Pat McCauley

degree program: m.t.s.

Hometown: Pembroke, Massachusetts
Most recent position: Religious education instructor, St. Thecla Parish in Pembroke

"I returned to the Boston area over a decade ago to support my mother’s ongoing care.  While I was able to continue working on a part time basis, I found myself drawn to exploring how my faith intersected with my ongoing professional work.  I realized that I wanted to better serve the Church and needed a path that would allow me to grow both spiritually and intellectually.  A friend directed me to the STM and dared me to step up to the challenge of graduate work!  The students, professors and courses have enriched my studies and spiritual life in ways that I never expected.  I am currently supporting several adult faith formation programs in the Archdiocese.  I am confident that my studies will help me discern how to continue serving!"


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