The study of theology, properly the study of God, is
fundamental to the growth of all men. Ultimately it is the highest pursuit of
the Truth, as God is Truth. It is the attempt to come to know Him who is the
origin of all that is. Theology is therefore indispensable to the educational
development of man.
At Benedictine, we give our young men the tools necessary to begin
this lifelong pursuit of the Truth. We begin with a yearlong fundamental
examination of the Catholic catechism, including basic doctrines, morality,
prayer, and virtue. We move through a year of Biblical and moral studies into a
year's intensive study of Christology and ecclesiology, looking for absolutes
in a relative world. Finally, in our final year, we apply these principles to
life beyond school, studying how to be faithful in college, how to be good
husbands, fathers and citizens, and how to listen to God for that possible
calling to the priesthood.
To accomplish this we challenge our young men to think, to
consider, to contemplate and to discuss what they believe and what they are
learning. We therefore focus on developing skills in logic, philosophy,
writing, and reasoning. All of this leads to sound understanding, often through
rational disagreement and development of thought and expression.