23 Religious Orders
CTU prepares men from 23 religious orders to become priests and brothers. CTU has a diversity of charisms on its campus learning from each other as well as from our faculty. In addition CTU’s students include lay people who will be working alongside religious in numerous ministries.
CTU’s student body of 40 percent women and 60 percent men; of 50 percent lay people and 50 percent seminarians come from all walks of life. They are seminarians, religious sisters, young adults preparing to help change the world, and lay leaders of parishes and other ministries who are developing careers. CTU is a welcoming community to all people working to bring Jesus’ good news of justice, love and peace to the members of their communities.
Students at CTU come from over 40 countries including China, Vietnam, Nigeria, Kenya, Germany, Croatia and Argentina. In the United States CTU’s students have come from Hawaii, Tucson, South Florida, Boston and Chicago’s numerous ethnic communities. Our reputation is known both locally and worldwide.
World Renowned Faculty
CTU’s faculty are award winning authors and highly sought presenters at religious and theological conference. They publish extensively and serve as ongoing contributors to numerous publications. They have served on several pontifical commissions. They work as community organizers. But remarkably, inspirationally, and gratefully they always have time for a casual conversation with any of our students.
After attending CTU students pursue careers in chaplaincy, healthcare administration, campus ministry, and leading a wide variety of other ministry organizations. Others lead diocesan offices; work in parishes as liturgists, music directors, youth ministers and in adult faith formation; and others serve as educators at all levels from college to primary education. The education received at CTU prepares you to be an effective e leader in the global church.
Why CTU for Lay?
The diversity of our student body adds an extra layer to the educational experience at CTU. Not only do you learn from our exceptional faculty, but you learn from the experiences and perspectives of your fellow students. With students from all parts of world you learn about their experience of Christianity and how those experiences are similar to and different from your own. At CTU you learn from world renown experts, but you also learn about the practice of those theologies in communities through-out the world.
Why CTU for Religious?
Over the last 55 years, CTU has grown from being the place of education from three men’s religious orders to a place where now 23 men’s religious order send their members for education. Numerous women’s religious orders also send their members to study with us. These organizations know the quality of education that their members will receive at CTU. In addition, they know that the diversity of the student body and the ministry opportunities provided while at CTU will prepare their members for the diversity that they will experience during their ministry.