ST. JANE FRANCES DE CHANTAL SCHOOL:
St. Jane Frances de Chantal School is recognized for its stimulating academic program for boys and girls from kindergarten through eighth grade. The school is fully accredited by the independent Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The school's excellent academic education is permeated at every step by learning of the Catholic faith.
The St. Jane de Chantal School Alumni Association is collecting contact information from anyone who attended our school. If you, or someone you know (children, siblings, friends), attended St. Jane de Chantal School, please help us by providing your/their name, address, phone number, email address and year of graduation. Send the information to the school, drop it in the collection basket when you come to Mass, or send an email to DeChantalAlumni@msn.com.
THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA:
The Catholic University of America was founded in the name of the Catholic Church in the United States by Pope Leo XIII and the bishops of this country as a national institution of learning. Established as a center for graduate study, The Catholic University of America has evolved into a modern American university, committed not only to graduate but also to undergraduate and professional education and to the cultivation of the arts. The university aims at achieving and maintaining in higher education a leading place among Catholic and other privately endowed, research-oriented institutions of comparable size, purpose and tradition. In particular, it seeks to maintain a position of special excellence in the fields of theology, philosophy and canon law.
DOMINICAN HOUSE OF STUDIES:
The Dominican House of Studies is a school of theology. Founded in 1905, it has served the theological education of Dominican Friars of St. Joseph Province. In 1941, the Vatican designated it the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception, and authorized it to grant degrees in sacred theology in the name of the Holy See. Since 1970, as part of the Washington Theological Consortium, it has educated both religious and laity.
LOYOLA OF CHICAGO'S INSTITUTE OF PASTORAL STUDIES:
IPS prepares lay people for spiritual leadership in the Church, society, and the professions. Loyola offers three 36 credit-hour degree programs online: the MA in Pastoral Studies, the MA in Spirituality/Spiritual Direction, and the MA in Religious Education. Students may also take online classes on a non-degree basis for personal renewal, continuing education, sabbatical opportunities, or as a way to "test the waters" at IPS. The online curriculum features the same faculty who teach at the campus in Chicago.
VIRTUAL LEARNING COMMUNITY FOR FAITH FORMATION:
VLCFFF is a growing initiative to offer adult religious education and faith formation anytime and anywhere via the internet. The goal is to support the church's professional ministry of religious education and faith formation in cyberspace. Through a partnership between the University of Dayton and the Archdiocesan Office for Religious Education, Catholics in the Archdiocese of Washington can participate in the courses and seminars it offers. Certain courses may be eligible for credit towards the archdiocesan Hearts Aflame catechist formation program.