Dean's Welcome

Bill Cahoy

I'm pleased to introduce you to Saint John's School of Theology and Seminary. Though chances are good we've yet to meet, it is exciting to think that your spiritual journey may lead to Saint John's. Scripture and tradition recount many stories of men and women who didn't know exactly where their journey would lead, yet were faithful to their call day by day, one step at a time. At some point they could look back and see how God had led them to a new, often surprising place.

Saint John's may be that place for you -- a formative place as you prepare to serve. From our monastic heritage we take seriously the idea that theological education means not only knowing about God but knowing God. If you seek to learn to hear God's voice in Scripture, tradition, the world, people around us, and your experiences, Saint John's School of Theology·Seminary is the place for you.

This Web site is designed to give you a feel for the distinctive character of this special academic environment. Better than anything we could put online, though, is the place itself and its people. Come for a visit. Explore. Let us show you our famous Benedictine hospitality.

Yes, Saint John's is a special place. It may be the place to discern your call, to study theology, to experience community, to grow in your knowledge of God and yourself, to prepare to serve.

Blessings in your service, wherever it takes you.


Dr. William J. Cahoy