The Catholic University of America
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Hospitably Communal

Students and faculty pursue intellectual rigor communally. Inside and outside the classroom, the School aims to serve as a hospitable and supportive environment for all students involved in studying theology and religion studies. Our majors and CPM students are a particularly vibrant intellectual and social community.

Inside the classroom

  • Our small class sizes and the nature of our subject matter encourage a personal environment where professors act as guides and fellow seekers with their students in their quest for wisdom.



Outside the classroom

  • Our students enjoy community in school liturgies, social events and lectures. Among majors there is a particularly strong sense of identity and espirit de corps.


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If you, therefore, are Christ's body and members, it is your own mystery that is placed on the Lord's table! It is your own mystery that you are receiving!... Be a member of Christ's body, then, so that your "Amen" may ring true!... What is this one bread? Is it not the "one body," formed from many? Remember: bread doesn't come from a single grain, but from many. … Be what you see; receive what you are…

-St. Augustine
      -Sermon 272