Faculty of Theology Testimonials: What Our Students and Alumni Say

    • The study of theology … encompasses history, linguistics, philosophy, interpretation of art … My studies helped me learn how to analyze and articulate. They also taught me discipline. All these are skills that are necessary in any workplace


      • Renata Brum Bozzi
      • Canada’s
        Senior Citizenship Judge,
        Master of Arts in Theology (MA),
        Graduate, 1994
    • I had the privilege of being both a student and a faculty member at St. Michael’s for nearly twenty years. St. Michael’s was small enough so one could get to know just about everyone and big enough so that the flow of challenging ideas never dried up. St. Michael’s is indeed a mountain of rich food and fine drink.(Is. 25,6)


      • Fr. Dr. David M. Whalen, O.S.F.S., DMin
      • Former Director of Theological Field Education
        Previous Provincial of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales,
        Toledo-Detroit Province
        Now Pastor of St. Pius X Church Toledo Ohio
    • My time of study at the Faculty of Theology at St. Michael’s College was an excellent preparation for a life of teaching and research in theology. … Today, I try to convey some of that wisdom and culture of scholarship and service to my own graduate students.


      • Catherine E. Clifford, S.T.L., Ph.D.
      • Professor of Systematic
        and Historical Theology
        and Vice Dean,
        Faculty of Theology,
        St Paul University, Ottawa
    • After a professional career at Ernst & Young, I began to study theology at St. Michael’s, at first out of personal interest. My experience with the coursework and the Faculty has been so enriching, I decided to pursue an academic career in systematic theology


      • Claudia Miatello
      • Student.
        Master of Theological Studies (MTS)
    • In my professional life, my knowledge of Scripture and Church history and tradition are critical tools, while as an RCIA volunteer, I have the solid grounding needed to help others on their journey of faith.
      Most important, though, is the influence my education has had on my personal life. As a parent, my studies have helped me guide and support my children with many of the challenging situations and questions young people face today, while as a daughter my education helped me make informed, compassionate, confident decisions when my father was dying.
      The theological education I received at St. Mike’s not only challenged me but also broadened my thinking about my church, my life and the world at large …

      • Catherine Mulroney, MDiv
      • Editor-in-Chief, Living with Christ
    • Coming to St Michael’s was a decision supported by my religious congregation, many of whom have studied here over the past 25 years. It has become a tradition in our community. Through my experience with the Toronto School of Theology I come to appreciate the richness of interacting and learning with other Christian traditions.


      • Fr. Dan Lannen, O.S.F.S., MDiv
      • Teacher
    • My Master of Divinity has afforded me some tremendous opportunities, and I have been blessed to have those opportunities working with St. Michael’s College and St. Basil’s Parish. This interdisciplinary program has helped me discover the depth of Catholic theology and practice as a member of a special community in an exciting, engaging city.

      • Emily VanBerkum
      • Current Student, Master of Divinity, MDiv)
    • I chose to study theology at St. Mike’s to develop a deeper understanding of the Catholic tradition as I prepare to enter a career in Catholic Education. St. Mike’s offers the best opportunity to receive the highest quality education in a caring community atmosphere where “everybody knows your name”.


      • Nisheeta Menon, MRE
      • Teacher
    • The experience of obtaining a Master of Arts in Catholic Leadership at the Faculty of Theology, University of St. Michael’s College, has proven to be invaluable and central to my leadership role as a Catholic secondary school administrator.

      • Linda Maselli-Jackman, MACL
      • Vice-Principal, TCDSB
    • After practising law for several years, I began study at the Faculty of Theology at St. Michael’s because I wanted to be able to minister more effectively at my parish.I stayed because I found what I learned here has deepened and enriched my faith in ways I never would have imagined. The experience has made me not just a better minister, but a better Catholic.


      • Diane Janisse, MDiv
      • Lawyer