Continuing Education

Continuing Education

Enriching Faith, Improving Ministry, Enhancing Knowledge

As part of the STM’s mission to serve the community and the Church, our Continuing Education programs provide access to world-class theological and pastoral scholarship, online and on campus, for ministers and others who seek to deepen their engagement with the Catholic faith. Our priority is to create opportunities for people to participate in conversations on the faith tradition, contemporary theological issues, and ways to pray and serve in the 21st century. We offer an array of on-campus presentations, as well as online courses, certificate programsvideos, podcasts, and other resources for faith enrichment.


We encourage students, faculty, staff, alumni/alumnae, and the wider community to take part in a variety of contemporary theological discussions on campus. From lectures to ministry renewal days, these events are accessible, timely, thought-provoking, and free for everyone to attend.

With a focus on shared reflection in an online learning community, Crossroads offers non-credit courses for spiritual enrichment and faith renewal. Our courses foster conversation and participation that enhance understanding and encourage personal growth in faith.

Encore is a free, curated collection of digital resources covering a range of topics. This archive includes podcasts and videos of our on-campus events, as well as Encore Access—a guide to using selected videos for discussion with members of a faith community. Through Encore, we make the richness of STM excellence available to an even wider audience. 


Interdisciplinary and intercultural, these courses, offered completely in Spanish, help Spanish speakers deepen their growth as Christians. On-campus and online options promote mutual enrichment and the common good.

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