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Theology Department

Rooted in CSJ tradition, the Theology Department strives to present the Catholic Christian theology of Jesus Christ in a manner relevant to young women. Through catechesis, educators provide clarity and vigor to faith, foster gospel values of peace and justice, and encourage participation in the liturgical and sacramental life of the Church.

In the Catholic tradition and spirit of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, OLP offers multiple opportunities for students to engage in their faith journey in meaningful ways. Some examples include:

  • Student planned liturgies and prayer services
  • Grade-level retreats that promote spiritual reflection and a deepening of the OLP sisterhood
  • Multiple service opportunities, both locally and abroad, to follow in the footsteps of the Sisters of St. Joseph as contemplatives in action who "serve the dear neighbor without distinction" 
  • A robust and rigorous 40-unit academic program offering courses that span the wide breadth of Catholic theology

Course Offerings: 

Required Core Courses

  • Christian Morality
  • Scripture I: Old Testament
  • Scripture II: New Testament
  • The Living Church 
  • Social Justice: Introduction to Catholic Social Teaching

Junior/Senior Electives

  • Church History
  • Comparative Cultures: Religions of the World
  • Liturgical Planning
  • Pauline Studies
  • Peace Studies
  • Women in the Church
  • Catholic Charities Diocese of San Diego Internship
  • Discipleship: Campus Ministry Practicum
  • Liturgical Leaders