Discover your personal mission.

Video filmed, directed and produced by talented St. Therese Institute alumnus, Ryan Mallett (Class of 2023).

St. Therese Institute offers a 9-month gap-year program to Catholics, aged 18-27.

Throughout His ministry, Jesus “would slip away to deserted places and pray” (Luke 5:16). Following His example, young adults from across Canada “slip away” to this repurposed convent in Bruno, Saskatchewan, to deepen their sense of personal mission through a semi-monastic life of prayer, sacraments, and Catholic academics in joyful Christian community.

Slip away for a season. Find yourself in Christ.

Where Catholics like you find identity in Christ.

Take a year to discover your faith with young adults from across Canada!

This program changes lives.

Tim and Aidan praying morning prayer in the chapel.

Experience relationship with Christ through prayer and sacraments.

St. Therese students follow a daily rhythm of communal and personal prayer. Our spiritual life draws from the rich tradition of the Church: Liturgy of the Hours, daily Mass, Eucharistic adoration, and the Rosary are key elements of our community prayer. Students are also immersed in the writings of St. Therese of Lisieux, our patroness, and are encouraged to embrace her “Little Way” in their own journey of faith.

Through this intentional spiritual formation, St. Therese Institute offers young people the opportunity to build a habit of personal and liturgical prayer, practice discernment, and gain an understanding of their role and calling in the Catholic Church.

God has the perfect plan for your life.

Natalie, holding a stack of books

Catholic academics to help you understand, defend, and live your faith.

Students at St. Therese Institute receive a grounded intellectual formation through core courses on Sacred Scripture, Church history, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Christian morality, and philosophy. Our academic curriculum gives students the chance to study Scripture, Church documents, and various works from great Catholic minds such as St. Thomas Aquinas, St. John Paul II, and Benedict XVI.

Our small class sizes make for a welcoming environment, inviting lively discussion among students. The low student-to-teacher ratio also enables our faculty to intentionally accompany students and help them both to understand the knowledge and to discover connections between knowledge and practice, opening our students to transformative moments of growth and insight.

God has the perfect plan for your life.

Group of students outside at winter

Become part of a joyful Christian community.

At St. Therese Institute, we believe that being surrounded by a strong community is a key part of personal growth, and this conviction is reflected in our formation program: all our students live on campus and share a 'semi-monastic' schedule of prayer, study, work, and leisure.

As a result of living in this environment, St. Therese students form close friendships with one another that are characterized by joy and authenticity. Our students journey together on a spiritual pilgrimage, encouraging one another along the path to holiness.

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A Catholic institute like no other… in the heart of the Canadian prairies.

St. Therese Institute of Faith and Mission is unique in Canada: a post-secondary Catholic institute providing adult faith formation in a common life of prayer, study, and fellowship, inspired by the life and teachings of St. Thérèse of Lisieux. Through the encounter with Jesus Christ and living the gospel in authentic community, lay men and women are equipped to pursue holiness, discern their life’s mission or vocation, and become missionary disciples of Christ in the world.

St. Therese Institute is located in Bruno, Saskatchewan, one hour east of Saskatoon, surrounded by the beautiful Canadian prairies. Our students enjoy a range of outdoor activities, including bonfires, cookouts, ultimate frisbee, pond hockey, and local pilgrimages.

Our facility is a century-old former Ursuline convent and girl’s high school. The 65,000 sqft building houses our classrooms, dorms, chapel, dining room, gymnasium, offices, kitchen, meeting rooms, guest rooms, and more. Our 65 acre property is adjacent to St. Bruno RC Parish and features large stretches of lawn space, outdoor Stations of the Cross, forested pathways, and sour cherry and apple orchards.

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