Successful Alumni and Students

Timothy Beehler

'13 MA Theology

Timothy Beeler“I had originally imagined that being the only non-Catholic in a Catholic-based theology program would be awkward, if not uncomfortable. However, Lourdes Theology Department allowed me the latitude to investigate my own Protestant faith – even encouraged it. They taught me to put my faith into conversation with Catholic thought, and to place both of those perspectives in openness with the scriptures.

Through the program, I have found some of my biggest advocates and mentors. The Lourdes faculty goes beyond mere theological education to encouraging the growth of the complete person through God’s spirit. This is a place where professors not only instruct and critique but also pray for you. For me, there is no greater profession than the life of the instructor as St. Francis reminds us: ‘Preach the gospel at all times and when necessary use words.’”

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