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Our students, teenagers, young people striving to form a community, daring to challenge the values of today's world, attempting to make mature decisions; opting for Christian values and lifestyles.

Our job is to nurture the seeds of faith you have already planted in the hearts and minds of your sons and daughters.  Therefore, the students are encouraged to participate in the Eucharist, to discovery the power of prayer and to be open to learning more about God, themselves, the people around them, and the people of global earth as well as their responsibility to each.

The success of our combined efforts can best be measured by the actions of our students and their families, our faculty and administration, and the interaction of each of these groups.

Courses offered

THEO 111   THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST IN SCRIPTURE (Fr) SEM 1 .5 credit
Prerequisite: NONE

The purpose of this course is to give students a general knowledge and appreciation of the Sacred Scriptures. Through their study of the Bible, they will come to encounter the living Word of God, Jesus Christ. In this course they will learn about the Bible, authored by God, through inspiration and its value to people throughout the world. They will learn how to read the Bible and will become familiar with the major sections of the Bible and the books included in each section. The students will pay particular attention to the Gospels where they may grow to know and love Jesus Christ more personally.

Student Activities: Prayer experiences, note taking, group discussions, presentations & exegesis.

Student Evaluation: In class assignments, homework assignments, quizzes, tests, project and exam.


THEO 121  WHO IS JESUS CHRIST? MISSION & MINISTRY (CHRISTOLOGY) (Fr) SEM 2 .5 credit
Prerequisite: NONE

In the second semester, the students will be introduced to the mystery of Jesus Christ, the living Word of God and the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity. Students will come to understand that Jesus Christ is the ultimate revelation to us from God. In learning about who He is, the students will also learn who He calls them to be.

Student Activities: Journals, prayer experiences, note taking, and group discussions.

Student Evaluation: In class assignments, homework assignments, quizzes, tests, project and exam.


THEO 211  THE MISSION OF JESUS CHRIST (PASCHAL MYSTERY) (Sophs) SEM 1 .5 credit
Prerequisite: NONE

The purpose of this course is to help students understand all that God has done for us through his Son, Jesus Christ. Through this course, students will learn that for all eternity, God has planned for us to share eternal happiness with Him, which is accomplished through the redemption Christ won for us. They will learn that they share in this redemption only in and through Jesus Christ. Students will also be introduced to what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ and what life as a disciple entails.

Student Activities: Note taking, journals, prayer experiences, and group discussions.

Student Evaluation: Reflection papers, tests, exams, and projects.


THEO 221  JESUS CHRIST’S MISSION CONTINUES IN THE CHURCH  (Sophs) SEM 2 .5 credit
Prerequisite: NONE

The purpose of this course is to help the students understand that in and through the Church they encounter the living Jesus Christ. They will be introduced to the fact that the Church was founded by Christ through the Apostles and is sustained by Him through the Holy Spirit. The students will come to know that the Church is the living Body of Christ today. This Body has both divine and human elements. In this course students will learn not so much about events in the life of the Church but about the sacred nature of the Church

Student Activities: Note taking, prayer service, group discussions.

Student Evaluation: Prayer experience, classroom and homework assignments, tests and exam.


THEO 311   SACRAMENTS AS PRIVILEGED ENCOUNTERS WITH JESUS CHRIST (Jrs) SEM 1 .5 credit
Prerequisite: NONE

The purpose of this course is to help students understand that they can encounter Jesus Christ today in a full and real way in and through the sacraments and especially through the Eucharist. Students will examine each of the sacraments in detail so as to learn how they may encounter Jesus Christ throughout life.

Student Activities: Presentations, group discussions, prayer experiences, and some note taking.

Student Evaluation: Presentations, reflection paper, classroom and homework assignments, tests, and exam.


THEO 321   LIVE IN JESUS CHRIST (MORALITY) (Jrs) SEM 2 .5 credit
Prerequisite: NONE

Theology will help students understand that it is only through Jesus Christ that they can fully live out God’s plans for their lives.  Students are to learn the moral concepts and precepts that govern the lives of Jesus Christ’s disciples.

Student Activities: Presentations, group discussions, prayer experiences and some note taking

Student Evaluation: Classroom and homework assignments, tests, and exam.


ADTHEO 411 HONORS ADVANCED THEOLOGY (Srs) 1818 SEM 1 .5 credit
Prerequisite: NONE

Advanced Theology is a college level exploration and study that synthesized religious education over four years into an integrated, holistic review of Catholic theology. The course will also provide an introduction to theological reflection, theological vocabulary, close read of text, and analysis of social context, with historical and formational components.

Course Objective: to initiate the student into college-level theological conversation and study and gives her/him the skills, tools, and resources necessary for further study on the university level, including:

The means of accessing and effectively using the St. Louis University’s research library and technology

Reading and writing at the college level

Methods of contextual analysis

Practice in theological reflection

Understanding the role of theological study within other disciplines.


ADTHEO 421 HONORS ADVANCED NEW TESTAMENT THEOLOGY (Srs) 1818     SEM 2       .5 credit
Prerequisite: NONE

Advanced New Testament is a college level course designed to continue the growth of the studens’ love and comprehension of the New Testament.  Students will learn how to use the New Testament for prayer, love and understanding of how a Catholic Christian should trust or believe God.

Student Activities: Presentations, group discussions, prayer experiences and note taking.

Student Evaluation: Classroom and homework assignments, tests, and exam.