Oblate School of Theology
Oblate School of Theology is a Catholic graduate and professional school that provides education in Catholic theology for the church’s mission and ministry in the world. An avenue to bring together different cultures, OST educates for mission.
OST educates and prepares church leaders – priests, deacons, seminarians, non-Catholic clergy, women religious and lay ministers – for mission and ministry through the integration of pastoral experience and theological study.
Oblate School of Theology is a community of scholars and students that respects and celebrates global cultural diversity. Oblate is a community of diverse languages, traditions, and backgrounds firmly rooted in Christ. Oblate is a community of missionary disciples who are equipped to “to effectively minister and evangelize the poor in their many faces.”
Statement of Purpose
Oblate School of Theology, founded and sponsored by the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, is a Catholic graduate and professional school which provides education for the church’s mission and ministry in the world.
The institution prepares persons for pastoral ministry through academic study and supervised practice. Through degree and certificate programs, the School strives to educate and form candidates for priestly ministry as well as lay ministries. Beyond its Master’s level degrees, the School offers both academic and professional doctoral degrees, as well as opportunities for professional continuing education and personal spiritual renewal to those serving in the church, society, and the academy.
Oblate School of Theology models and fosters collaboration in ministry. It accomplishes its mission in cooperation with formation communities and other ecclesial and societal institutions.
The pastoral orientation of the School requires practical and reflective engagement with the multi-cultural, global reality of church and society. Drawing upon Oblate School of Theology’s location and historical dedication to the Mexican-American presence in the Southwest, the learning, teaching, and research of the School pay particular attention to the diverse and rich Hispanic reality of the Americas.See more