Formed in Tradition
Trained in Compassion.
Prepared to Shepherd.
“I will give you shepherds after my own heart.” – Jeremiah 3:15
Jesus first formed his disciples by interacting with them directly, then sending them out to encounter others. Through their encounters with others, the disciples’ minds and hearts were conformed to the mind and heart of Jesus Christ. At the University of St. Mary of the Lake, we follow Jesus’ example by grounding all our programs on the principle of encounter-based formation.