WHAT IS ITS PURPOSE?
The Seat of Wisdom Diocesan Institute is a program of adult faith formation and catechetical certification in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin. It offers a comprehensive and systematic formation based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church and aims to draw its participants into deeper communion with Jesus Christ, strengthening them to be more effective witnesses and teachers of the Gospel.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The Institute is for all adults seeking to deepen their knowledge of the Catholic faith.
In addition to offering general certificates for adult formation, the institute also offers certification for parish catechists, Catholic school principals and teachers, directors and coordinators of religious education, youth ministers, and all those involved in any form of adult religious education. Other personnel serving in parish leadership positions are encouraged to register and attend as well.
WHERE IS THE INSTITUTE LOCATED?
Primarily located at the Bishop O’Connor Center, but our classes are also offered regionally throughout the diocese in order to serve the largest number of students from our 131 parishes. For those who are interested or unable to attend we have self-study options for personal growth and Seat of Wisdom credit.
WHAT IS THE COST?
Though no one will be turned away for an inability to pay, tuition for each course is $15.
WHAT ARE THEY SAYING ABOUT SEAT OF WISDOM?
To read hundreds of comments from Seat of Wisdom class participants, click here.
"The Seat of Wisdom Diocesan Institute has been a real blessing.
I'm sure there are many others like me who thirst for knowledge
and communication with others on a spiritual and intellectual level.
My thirst is satisfied and yet made more evident.
I am grateful to be part of this diocese that seeks to know and love God in all the right ways."
- Kitty Mumm, St. Clement - Lancaster