Fide Quaerens Intellectum
Last Thursday Jason and I graduated from Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans, each with an M.A. in Theological Studies. The journey of studying theology over the last 3.5 years has been one of the most incredible adventures in my life.
If you’re stalling out in your spiritual life or looking for something new to light a fire in your soul, I can’t recommend enough the study of theology! Our continued intellectual formation is vital to our spiritual growth. St. Anselm famously defined theology as faith seeking understanding (fides quaerens intellectum). Are we seeking a deeper understanding of the Catholic faith that we’ve grown to love so deeply? Whether it’s picking up a classic work in theology or registering for a class–it is so important to continue to challenge ourselves to dive into and wrestle with the beautiful mysteries of our faith.
Interested in part-time (or distance learning) graduate level studies in theology? Here are some programs I recommend checking out:
Aquinas Institute of Lafayette (Undergraduate and Graduate Level)
Augustine Institute in Denver (Distance Learning)
University of Dallas (Distance Learning)
Franciscan University of Steubenville, OH (Distance Learning)
If classroom or distance learning is not your style, know that a number of excellent professors now record their classes and make them available in audio or DVD formats. Check out Catholic Productions website for audio from biblical scholars Dr. Brant Pitre or Dr. John Bergsma!
May God bless you in your theological study endeavors. Know we’re praying for you. Thank you to everyone for their prayers and support during our time in graduate school!