Manresa Program Minor in Catholic, Jesuit Studies
The Manresa Program in the College of Arts and Sciences offers interdisciplinary and integrated study in the intellectual and social traditions of the Church from the New Testament period to the present. The program is designed to explore major questions that have occupied Christian philosophers and theologians, artists and literary writers, political theorists and historians, as well as natural and social scientists for two millenia. In addition to a variety of courses in the Christian intellectual tradition, Catholic Studies offers interested students opportunities to explore the history and mission of the Society of Jesus and the traditions underlying Saint Louis University as a Catholic, Jesuit institution. Along with course work, the program also offers a variety of social and spiritual activities.
The Manresa Program is for students of all religious faiths and all academic majors who seek an undergraduate experience that more deliberately focuses on the unity of knowledge and inter-relationship that exists among disciplines through the lens of the Catholic and Jesuit intellectual tradition.
- A Foundations Course in Theological Studies
- 12 additional cross listed hours
- The Catholic Studies Capstone Course
The Minor in Catholic Studies would be an important credential in applying for graduate school or for employment after graduation. No matter what field of study you have as a major and no matter what profession you might pursue in the future, this program would be a great help in developing critical thinking, skills in written and oral communication and it will enhance your capacity to "see the big picture" through the course of your SLU education.
Since most of the courses applicable for the program also fulfill requirements in the core curriculum, obtaining the Catholic Studies Minor could well involve only the addition of the senior capstone research course, depending on the core courses one has selected in the first few years at SLU.
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Or contact: Fr. Christopher Collins, SJ in the Department of Catholic Studies,
History of Manresa
Manresa is a town in northeastern Spain where, in 1522-23, Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, had powerful spiritual experiences. These experiences led to his famous Spiritual Exercises and guided the founding of Jesuit schools.