Established by the commission of His Grace, Lord A. Edmund N. Cass CFS, OCR, MA, M Div, DD on October 31, 2018, the Sancta Sophia Institute houses the College of Divinity and the Academy For Priestly Formation of the Progressive Catholic Church International. The Institute is dedicated to the formation and training of those in candidacy for Holy Orders within the PCC, the continuing education of Her Clergy, and the authoring of scholarly works for publication and the Church’s archives.
The College of Divinity
The College of Divinity evaluates and grants equivalencies to those who present life-long work in Ministry and contribute scholarly papers to the Church’s academic vibrancy. Additionally, the College of Divinity maintains the Library and Archives of the Progressive Catholic Church International. This particular arm of the Institute manages the curricula of and provides the program equivalents for our in-house Doctor of Theology (Th.D), Master of Divinity (M.Div), and Doctor of Divinity (D.D) certifications.
The Academy for Priestly Formation
The Academy seeks to provide the best formation for our ministerial candidates who might not otherwise be able to receive quality, supervised education for ordination to the Diaconate and Presbyterate.
Academy students can choose from a variety of focuses of interest as they prepare for active ministry within the PCC. Students may also choose from several practicums in different areas of ministry, e.g., Special Needs Community Ministry, Recovery Community Ministry, Inner City Ministry, Homeless Community Ministry, Social Media, and Liturgical Practice, and the Arts in Liturgy.
If you are wanting to join any of our programs that will lead you to the priesthood within the Progressive Catholic Church International then please contact our vocations office first, who will be happy to have an informal chat with you. Details of which can be found on our office of vocations page.
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