St. Therese School: Nine-Month Faith Formation Program
St. Therese School of Faith and Mission is a 9-month Catholic post-secondary school of faith formation. Our goal is to engage the student in a personal encounter with the person of Christ, following in the footsteps traced for us by St. Thérèse of Lisieux, so that the student may in turn draw all whom they meet into a similar encounter with the person of Christ.
The program at St. Therese includes daily prayer and sacraments, community living, and a curriculum that consists of classes such as theology, church history, philosophy, scripture, etc. All of these are lived out in a spirituality of humility, surrender, and trust in the Lord through St. Thérèse’s “Little Way of Holiness”. Everything that we do at St. Therese Institute is oriented towards growing in personal holiness. St. Thérèse teaches that “God does not look at the greatness of our actions, but rather at the love in which we put into them.” St. Therese Institute is a school of love and personal faith formation, where the students learn to do all things with great love for God. Our goal is that upon completion of a year at St. Therese, no matter where our students go or what they do they are equipped to sanctify not only their own personal lives, but also the world around them through the Little Way of Holiness of St. Thérèse of Lisieux.
The year at St. Therese School of Faith and Mission is divided into three sections. The first two trimesters (Sept-Dec, Jan-March) are spent in a classroom style environment accompanied by the daily schedule at St. Therese School which includes Mass, Adoration, the Rosary, Praise and Worship, and time for personal prayer. The third trimester (April-May) is a series of week-long conferences on a variety of subjects called the “Springtime of the Faith” weeks. These conferences are open to the public, and are an essential part of the faith formation program.
St. Therese Institute offers an optional 2nd year program for students who would like to return to St. Therese for advanced studies in the lay apostolate. These students live in community with the first year students, but have their own advanced curriculum as well as an independent study project that they work on throughout the year, as well as 4 new Springtime of the Faith conferences.