The Oblate School of Theology is an enduring, good fruit from that mission, founded more than one hundred years ago, as the San Antonio Philosophical and Theological Seminary. The school’s initial goal and mission was to educate young men to serve as Oblate missionaries in Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana, Mexico and the Philippines.
Oblate School of Theology, founded and sponsored by the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, is a Catholic graduate and professional school which provides education for the church’s mission and ministry in the world.The institution prepares persons for pastoral ministry through academic study and supervised practice. Through degree and certificate programs, the School strives to educate and form candidates for priestly ministry as well as lay ministries. Beyond its Master’s level degrees, the School offers both academic and professional doctoral degrees, as well as opportunities for professional continuing education and personal spiritual renewal to those serving in the church, society, and the academy.
85,000+ volumes are but a few of the treasures awaiting visitors at the Donald E. O’Shaughnessy Library (DEOL). The 24,000+ square feet library offers resources relating to the curriculum and programs of OST as well as materials designed for scholarly research in theological subject fields.
The library is open for study and research to visiting scholars, researchers, and the local community.
Oblate School of Theology is centrally located in San Antonio, Texas, a city of rich cultural heritage. Visit the 41-acre campus, and experience:
Oblate School of Theology is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools.