Youth Theology Institute

  • Group photo of the 2016 Youth Theology Instituate participants
  • Genesis, the first book of the Bible
  • Two students working on a trail
  • Student walking on a ropes course
  • Group photo of the 2016 Youth Theology Instituate participants
  • Three students sitting on a rock overlooking the woods

All Abilities Welcome

What does God want me to do?

Why am I here?

What are my gifts?

How will I leave my mark?

The College of St. Scholastica invites you to deepen your faith, discover theological resources to deepen your thinking and your understanding of the Bible, explore your spirituality, and learn how to listen to your true life’s calling, all within the beauty of the northwoods and Lake Superior.

Ponder life’s big questions while roasting marshmallows on a bonfire. Make lifelong friendships while completing a teambuilding ropes course. Consider how to find meaning and direction in your life, guided by caring professors and spiritual leaders.

This summer, St. Scholastica will host its “Sacred Word, Sacred World, Sacred Call” Youth Theology Institute for rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. Twenty high school students and five college student mentors will participate. Students will stay in the Somers Hall Dorm Suites on campus from July 12-21, 2018. All abilities are welcome.

Activities are inspired by three themes: “Sacred Word, Sacred World and Sacred Call, and the experience wraps up with a two and a half-day “Wilderness Retreat and Sending Forth.”

The St. Scholastica Youth Theology Institute is made possible by a generous grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc. The cost is $100.00. Scholarships are available.

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Barbara LeGarde

1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811
(218) 723-6349

2016 Youth Theology Participants

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  • "I learned that we all have a role and a gift. It is good that it might make us happy, but we need to see how it helps others. How are we going to leave our mark in the world?"

    – 2016 Participant

  • "I think I am called to listen. Spending time with strangers who opened up in a matter of seconds, made me feel filled with purpose."

    – 2016 Participant

  • "I learned that I want to take risks in my life and live an exciting, non-boring life and to keep trying new things."

    – 2016 Participant

  • "I learned that we can grow together in faith and love. Encouraging one another to reach new limits and find out who we are, and who we were meant to be in life's experiences."

    – 2016 Participant