Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College is a bright light of faith in Canada and a very affordable option for American students seeking a faithfully Catholic, liberal arts curriculum.
The three-year Bachelor of Catholic Studies program offers concentrations in theology, philosophy, history, literature, and classical and early Christian studies. Six theology courses and five philosophy courses are part of the strong core requirements. Many students continue straight into graduate studies, but it’s best to plan ahead and discover whether additional courses are needed.
The faculty and president are Catholic and make the Profession of Faith. While awaiting new mandatum procedures in the diocese, all theologians take an Oath of Fidelity. All students are Catholic, half are homeschooled, and about 10 percent are from the U.S.
Students participate in the adjacent St. Hedwig Parish, which offers Mass daily and Adoration six days a week. On campus, students have opportunities for prayer, Mass twice each week, and Confession three days a week.
All student residence halls are appropriately single-sex with no opposite-sex visitation to private rooms. Student clubs focus on drama, sacred music, pro-life action, and more. Annual events include formal dances, a play, and feast days. Physical activity is encouraged through weekly hockey, volleyball, soccer, and dodgeball as well as hiking, skiing, and canoeing in the surrounding lakes region.
At only three years of low tuition, Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College is one of The Newman Guide’s most affordable options. The strong curriculum and faithful formation should appeal to many faithful Catholics.
What we really like:
Without bells and whistles, this small college focuses on what is most important about Catholic education: a strong liberal arts curriculum, faith formation, and fellowship. It is a model of steadfast fidelity in contrast to the declining Catholic education in Canada. Add to this the beauty of studying in scenic Barry’s Bay.
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