Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology (Wisconsin)
Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology (SHSST) is an apostolate of the Priests
of the Sacred Heart. Priestly formation, culminating in the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree, is provided to second-career seminarians from around the U.S., traditional-aged seminarians from the five Roman Catholic dioceses of Wisconsin in our partnership with the Milwaukee Archdiocesan seminary, St. Francis de Sales Seminary, and men of various ages and origins who have come through the English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) Program (78 total seminarians).
For the integration of science into its core curriculum, Sacred Heart will implement a two-track course of action. The first track, designated “Creation and the Heart of the Universe,” focuses on astronomy and evolution. The second track, “Love and the Heart of the Mind,” highlights the relationship between neuroscience and psychology in theological discussions on the nature of love. The logic of this twofold approach is cruciform: one trajectory explores the vertical relationship between the human person and the cosmos; the other investigates the horizontal relationship between human persons through both rationality and affectivity. This twofold strategy ensures a more comprehensive integration through eight core courses (required for all M.Div. seminarians) that address theological questions surrounding God and creation but also pastoral concerns concerning intersubjectivity and communication.