In partnership with the Precious Blood Spirituality Institute, the Schreiter Institute supports research on the integration of a healing Catholicism within local cultures and, particularly, on the urgent mission of reconciliation in our modern world—a direct expression of Precious Blood Spirituality. The Schreiter Institute offers courses, workshops and supports academic research that advances this distinct tradition in the church.

Rev. Robert J. Schreiter
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Precious Blood Spirituality
Rev. Dr. Robert J. Schreiter, CPPS (1947-2021) was a priest with the Missionaries of the Precious Blood and a world-renowned scholar and practitioner in the areas of Reconciliation and Peacemaking along with Inculturation and Intercultural Theology. He also was a protégé of Flemish-Dominican theologian Edward Schillebeeckx, O.P. and an internationally recognized expert on the works of Schillebeeckx.

Human beings are messy. We are vulnerable creatures and our societies reproduce our own brokenness on a larger scale. This certificate in Reconciliation and Restorative Justice is designed to equip students from a variety of professional backgrounds in the art of social healing. It utilizes resources from global Catholicism to teach students ways to recognize and to mend the varieties of brokenness they encounter both locally and globally.



The 18-credit hour Certificate in Reconciliation and Restorative Justice is especially helpful for those who want a theological and spiritual lens for recognizing and understanding social wounds and participating in social and interpersonal healing. It can be helpful for social workers and mental health professionals as well as those involved in ministries in prisons, hospitals, youth development, peace, justice, and advocacy.


  • DC4330: Reconciliation: A Praxis of Salvation OR DE4350/5350 Reconciliation and Ethics
  • DC4020/5020: Reconciling Narratives: Racialization and the Theology of Robert Schreiter
  • DS5101 God and the Mystery of Human Suffering OR BD5510 Feminist Hermeneutics in Bible and Theology OR DE4204/5205 Women in Theology and Ethics OR another class agreed upon with advisor
  • C4700: Praxis for Intercultural Transformation
  • M4211B Ministry Practicum (6 hours). Must be focused on Reconciliation and/or Restorative Justice. NOTE: MP 3000 is Prerequisite.

The courses taken for this certificate are graduate level courses and can be applied to the MA, MAPS or MDiv degrees. Through CTU Distance Education, this certificate may also be completed partially or completely online.

Questions? Contact Kevin Considine at kconsidine@ctu.edu

Reconciliation, restorative justice, and spirituality are big topics that are often misunderstood even among those who share similar beliefs, creeds, and communities. The Schreiter Institute supports research, teaching, and events across a variety of disciplines that engage issues of social healing, peacemaking, and trauma-informed praxis.

Kevin Considine holds a PhD in Theology from Loyola University Chicago. His scholarship explores interpersonal and social reconciliation through understanding and participating in God’s work of healing the wounds of the “sinned-against” and the wounds of moral injury of wrongdoers through intercultural perspectives. He has ministry experience in accompanying those afflicted by trauma and moral injury, the struggle for racial justice, and building community partnerships for the work of justice, mercy, and healing.
Three religious communities – the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, and the Sisters of the Precious Blood Dayton, Ohio – each draw inspiration from devotion to the Precious Blood of Jesus. The paradox of the blood of Christ, shed to give life to others, is the spiritual foundation for the work of justice and reconciliation. Whose innocent blood is being shed? Where is blood pointing to new life in need of protection? Whose sacrifices underscore our social norms and successes? How can we give of ourselves for the sake of others?

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Kevin P. Considine, PhD
Director, Robert J Schreiter, CPPS Institute for Precious Blood Spirituality
Adjunct Assistant Professor in Systematic Theology