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Institute For Pastoral Leadership

*The USML campus is tentatively scheduled to reopen to the public on August 15. Please continue to check here for updates.*

While working from home, the Institute for Pastoral Leadership staff is busy planning for the 2020-2021 Academic/Formation year.  Please find the application forms for our programs by clicking on the program pages below.

Welcome to the
Institute for Pastoral Leadership

Our Institute is part of the University of Saint Mary of the Lake, the theological school of the Archdiocese of Chicago.  This Institute combines the programming previously offered by the Institutes for Lay Formation and Ongoing Formation along with advanced degree programs of the graduate School of Theology.  With this new mission, our Institute will have the ability to serve the ongoing education and formation needs of  the Ordained, both priests and deacons as well as ongoing and initial education and formation of the laity and vowed religious.  Dr. Linda Couri is the Director of the Institute for Pastoral Leadership.