Throughout the history of the St. Catherine University, founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, we have been dedicated as a college community to our Roman Catholic heritage and identity. In light of the rich and diverse history of the Church and the vision of Vatican II, we affirm aspects of that identity that are particularly appropriate to higher education.
From the Church’s intellectual tradition which has equated the search for truth with true liberation, we value
From its social tradition with its consistent commitment to the poor and outcast,
From its sacramental tradition which has emphasized ritual, symbol, and the use of material things as signs of grace, we value
From the tradition that has stressed both communal participation and the worth of the individual, we value
From the call of Jesus Himself, that all should be one [John 17:21] we value
Drawing on those traditions, we seek to promote, through our student services, campus ministry, administration, faculty and staff,
Without being exclusive of other ecclesial and spiritual traditions, we will continue to ask ourselves how this Catholic heritage enhances the people we serve and the well-being of our planet.