Thought for the Day

Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables. Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder.
---Thomas Aquinas


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ill titleWelcome !

We want to welcome all of you who are exploring our seminary through this website.

This is a special place: here, both faculty and students study together, providing the best environment for the study of theology and the formation of future priests, theologians and other co-workers of the Divine.

The Beloved Disciple Seminary is a chartered ministry of the Contemporary Catholic Church, preparing students for ordained service and lay leadership within the Independent Catholic community.

The Beloved Disciple Seminary has taken on the challenge of serving the Church and the needs of people in the 21st Century. Time brings change but the Truth is eternally unchanging. This seminary understands that changes must be made to engage a rapidly changing world without sacrificing that which is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

ill_1While primarily a seminary for members of the Contemporary Catholic Church, our educational programs are also available to all persons who are interested in a career in the religious field or who wish to enroll to further their own spiritual growth through theological study.

All course work is offered on the basis of external study, giving students the unique advantage of completing course work at an individualized pace. In addition, students have an opportunity to meet their educational needs on a systematic and specified sequence, or to complete the entire program which meets the academic portion of the requirements for ordination to the priesthood within the Contemporary Catholic Church.


ill titleAcademic Catalog

The information in the Academic Catalog is accurate and current to the extent possible as of July 2011.

The seminary reserves the right to change programs of study, academic requirements, teaching staff, the calendar, and other matters described herein without prior notice, in accordance with established procedures.


Download the 2017 Academic Catalog