Catholic Conversations

Catholic Conversations

There are many opportunities at STM for Catholic conversations. Whether they are impromptu or organized, these conversations provide opportunities for students to network with Catholic members of the Yale faculty, local and national authors and young adult-age Catholics in pursuit of spiritual growth. Programs like ESTEEM trains, encourages and supports students  across the United States to use their gifts and talents in service to the Church.

Catholic Courses for Credit

Each semester, Yale offers a number of courses on Catholicism for credit. Check the Blue Book for current offerings.

STM Programs

Cathletes is a community of Yale Varsity, Club and Intermural student-athletes who meet monthly to explore the integration of spirituality and sport through dynamic speakers, conversations and reflections from the Catholic Tradition.

Theology on Tap 
Theology on Tap: Casual Conversations on Faith & Life (TOT) is a national program that reaches out to young adults who want to explore the role of faith in their daily lives. TOT meets monthly for casual conversations with guest speakers who address questions about faith, love, work and other real-life experiences. Theology on Tap provides an opportunity to not only learn about the Catholic faith but also meet like-minded people and make new friends. 

ESTEEM (Engaging Students to Enliven the Ecclesial Mission) 
The ESTEEM program was founded as a partnership between Leadership Roundtable and Saint Thomas More Catholic Chapel and Center at Yale University to develop the next generation of Catholic leaders. ESTEEM trains, encourages, and supports young adults at colleges and universities across the United States in their baptismal call to use their gifts and talents in service to the Church. The ESTEEM cohort at STM meets biweekly and each student is paired with a mentor. All sites convene at a capstone conference at the end of the year.

Riggs Teas
Riggs Teas are a great way for undergraduates to learn more about their faith in a small group setting.  Guest speakers from campus and the New Haven community join undergraduates in the Riggs Study for pastries, tea and casual conversation on topics relevant to young Catholics.


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