A Journey to Spiritual Transformation
People's Catholic Seminary, a seminary without walls, offers programs to inspire and educate individuals and groups who embrace a vision of church that is inclusive, liberating, empowering and equal.
Matthew Fox, one of the great visionaries of our times, proposes that contemporary seminaries move from knowledge factories to wisdom schools. PCS offers pathways to theological and ministerial competencies in a renewed priestly ministry that nurtures our baptismal call to live holy lives as midwives of grace in mystical, prophetic, and sacramental communities of equals.
People’s Catholic Seminary provides educational programs that appeal to mainstream Catholics and to those on the margins. Our programs foster an expanded worldview of our liberating God of compassion present in all and working for justice for all through systemic change. As co-creators and companions on a journey, we share the wisdom of God in our sacred texts, theologies, sacred practices, sacramental celebrations, and lived experiences.
Overview of Programs
People’s Catholic Seminary provides a broad range of on-line learning experiences and spirituality programs that are open to adult participants regardless of previous educational background. We recognize that women’s roles in the world religions are undergoing dramatic shifts and changes that have been inspired by a transformative consciousness of gender equality and justice.
Spiritual Development Programs
SDP101: The Healing Power of Prayer
Certificate Programs for Ministry
People’s Catholic Seminary offers certificate programs for candidates on the journey to ordination and for supporters and community members. The certificate programs provide a comprehensive overview to theology, scripture, women studies and sacramental ministry. These programs are designed for the candidate preparing for ordination who needs basic knowledge in contemporary theology to begin a pathway to ministry.
Certificate Program I – Introduction to Pastoral Ministry
101. Introduction to Contemporary Theology
201. Jesus of Nazareth – Christ of the Cosmos
202. Rediscovering Jesus in a Companionship of Empowerment
302. Spiritual Encounters with Women Mystics for the 21st Century
303. Praying with Women in the Hebrew Scriptures
304. Praying with Women of the Gospel
305. Praying with Women in Ministry in the Early Church
401. History of the Sacraments
Certificate Program II – Sacramental Theology and Ritual
601. Baptism and Confirmation
701. Marriage, Sexuality, Just Love
801. Compassion and Reconciliation
901. Anointing of the Sick: Healing and Wholeness
The average cost is $10 per session. Programs run from 6-12 sessions. The sessions are mostly on-line through Blogger.
All instructors are highly qualified in their field, hold a master’s degree or doctorate in theology, ministry, spirituality or pastoral ministry, and adhere to the vision and mission of the organization.
Founders and Administrators
Dr. Bridget Mary Meehan, ARCWP and Dr. Mary Theresa Streck, ARCWP are founding members of the People’s Catholic Seminary. Please send inquiries about the People’s Catholic Seminary to firstname.lastname@example.org.