Years of work has gone into this vast collection providing a virtual Seminary on Portable Media.
The Institute will soon be part of a smaller yet more exclusive Seminary in California. We hope to move this fall to Southern California to work on this new residential seminary as part of a Diocese in that area. The Institute will remain separate so as to continue our original calling.
STI will remain ecumenical without denominational allegiance. However we are endeavoring to work with a number of churches here and around the world to assist them in forming their own unique seminaries. Sanctus is part of what we call the Emerging Catholic Paradigm.
Embracing the Emerging and exciting nature of worship in this post modern era, we are distancing ourselves further from Roman or Latin Rite Catholicism and more towards a universal nature of what "Catholic" was meant to be. As a Franciscan Priest Fr. Jim Waters is dedicated to reaching people, and each student where they are, whether Catholic, Anglican, Orthodox, a variation of all three together with reformed Protestant belief. We hold to the Nicene and Apostles Creed of the early church and will not dictate dogmaticallyto our students. Your ministry is yours and yours alone.
Chancellor, Fr. James Waters, FBS, PhD
Email Fr. Jim for User Name & Password if you are a past or present student or Bishop of a student.
Rev. Dr. Jim Waters, FBS, PhD, Chancellor
Our new phone number is
Address all mail to:
Fr. Jim Waters,PhD, 523 SW 13th St. #417, Portland, OR 97205
We provide all material for study with STI rather then force students extra expense. You will find those on the website and on our Seminary on a CD-ROM.
A Thesis is required for graduation in the M. Div. Length is variable. This is adjustable based on your primary goal in ministry.
The calling to service is one that does not come suddenly but must be nurtured, requiring a dedication for study oriented around practical service.
E Learning allows the student to utilize the global reach of the internet with our guidance for your studies.
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